Backing up many (data) files to multiple DVDs
Thanks for all the ideas, and feedback on which programs work well. A couple of comments
1) I do use a second (internal) drive for backup. It is susceptible to virus or fire, and doesn't help when I'm traveling.
I could use another external drive, that's only connected some of the time, and that I bring when I travel, However it would need a large capacity, and therefore be expensive, and potentially bulky. I would prefer an archivable format that I can store offsite for this purpose.
2) Disk imaging tools are great for a slightly different purpose. For this purpose, my problem is that they are not such a great solution for backing 100 or 300 GB drives. That's a lot of DVDs <g>. Backing up the actual data (with options for incremental backup) fit this particular purpose better.
So I'm leaning toward a program that supports backing up files as opposed to capturing disk images, and writes to removable media (like DVDs).
If the program can also create a bootable system recovery CD, that's great. It looks like there are several good choices to choose from. I'll check those out, thanks.
Fyi, for my next system (or after my next full backup of this one I'm planning to create a reasonably sized system/boot partition, so I can use drive imaging software to capture an image of the boot partition.
Thanks again for the suggestions and feedback on the various programs.
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