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How do you backup your important data?
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I have a portable Harddisk. 80gb HDD with external casing which we can plug into a USB port (originally an IDE HDD)

Using it as a slave HDD in my other PC after removing the casing

Nowadays I just backup to DVDs.
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just use a external HDD of 80 GB for backup. Smile
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Thanks Ashwin and Avinash. But what about the second question

Samuel Wrote:I have 160 GB data that I want to backup. Will the backup softwares compress them? if yes, about how much % will the compression be?

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Samuel Wrote:Thanks Ashwin and Avinash. But what about the second question

Backup softwares e.g. Norton Ghost can compress upto 50% when you use disk imaging for your backup which means your 160 GB data can be compressed to 80-90 GB.

The compression % may vary with other backup softwares.
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Avinash Wrote:Backup softwares e.g. Norton Ghost can compress upto 50% when you use disk imaging for your backup which means your 160 GB data can be compressed to 80-90 GB.

The compression % may vary with other backup softwares.

So, which one do you think can compress more?
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getting more than 50% is practically impossible. I hadn't tested any other backup software more extensively.
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Backup to External HDD, as I do not have a DVD Writer.

Compression depends on type of data.

@AVI - is 50% compression ever possible?:noidea:
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Grr Wrote:Backup to External HDD, as I do not have a DVD Writer.

Compression depends on type of data.

@AVI - is 50% compression ever possible?:noidea:

Try making a HDD image using a backup program like Norton ghost and you will know its possible. I have done that often. Obviously, max data I may have made image was 14-15 GB with the Image size around 8 GB with Maximum compression setting.
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Avinash Wrote:Try making a HDD image using a backup program like Norton ghost and you will know its possible. I have done that often. Obviously, max data I may have made image was 14-15 GB with the Image size around 8 GB with Maximum compression setting.

Thanks Avi.
How long does it take to do such image backup? and can we backup the HDD on which Norton Ghost is installed?
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