Re: Mirror C drive

Re: Mirror C drive


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Posted by Dick Jones on February 04, 2002 at 16:45:55:

In Reply to: Re: Mirror C drive posted by Henk on February 02, 2002 at 04:07:23:

: : : : I want to use hard drives for backup. I would like to mirror my drive C onto another local drive and keep both drives identical. If my C drive fails I want to be able to switch the D drive to the boot position and continue on working. Can you tell me if I need any special software to do this and how do I get the computer to boot from the D drive. I have to matching IBM 40 GB hard drives. I am using Windows 98SE on a 1.5GB Intel mother board and CPU.

: : : You have to buy a ide raid controler on the raid controler is a bios to control the harddisk`s maybe there is a software sulition i dont no

: : Thanks Henk,
: : I will look into the ide raid controler. I am still looking for software that can do the job. I have an article that show how it works but I don,t know who printed it.
: : Article:
: : " Backup. Finally, there is the age-old question of back up. Tape? Optical? Zip? Or some other newfangled device? Nada. I use hard drives for this critical task. I have two needs. First, I want a mirror of my “C’ drive on another local drive. You know, if the drives goes belly up, I want to be able to switch the “D” drive to the boot position and go on about my business. In addition, though, I need to carry the same mirror to house number two when late Sprin arriv . You can’t do that with an internal

: : Here’s how it works at this QTH. First, using Drag and File Gold (a highly recommended 32 bit shareware file manager for Win95 that is widely available, and a tremendous bargain. Be sure to register!!), I click the “C” drive icon and tell the program, the first time around, to copy everything, including sub-directories to drive “D.” In less than five minutes 500-plus Megs moves from one drive to the other. Then, I repeat the process to drive “E.” This is a one gig external SCSI drive that I can pack away in my brief case and take with me whenever I wish.

: : Every day, I back up thç critical files to both drives in less than 30 seconds. Once a week I back up the full disk to both, but by clicking the “New or updated files only” box, the time required is cut to perhaps one minute per drive. This beats the heck out of any other form of backup. The data is there, instantly available. Just the other day, a newly installed program corrupted the ver.dll file. Within seconds, I replaced it from the other drive and went on about my business. Try that with a tape drive! Even if my primary computer blows up, the external SCSI drive backup can be attached to any other SCSI chain—and Tam back in business instantly! Very comforting.

: : One word of advice: before the daily or weekly backup, dump the Recycle Bin on your Win95 desktop. There is no point in transferring trash. Hi!

: : Examine the costs and convenience and I think you will agree that hard drives are the cheapest and perhaps the best way to back up even the most complex system. Try it, you’ll like it."

: : Can you understand what he is saying in this article. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I already had two drives crash on me.
: : Thanks
: : Dick JOnes

: Hi Dick

: The software solution in the article is not more then a nice file manager you have to do your copy and backup your files every day by your self from c:\ to d:\ or an other drive.
: My prefer option will still by a raid controller cost about 35 US dollars.
: Greetings from the Netherlands
: Henk

Thanks Henk,
That's what I'll do. I saw one on IBM web site model # 24P2585 AMI IDE 100 Raid Controller for $99.00. Will I still need software like Drive Image from Power Quest?
Thanks,
Dick Jones




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