Security, Jim, but not as we know it!
The backup systems are not set in cement but I reckon for most eventualities mine works quite well.
You need two hard drives in your machine and a USB2 portable drive if possible.
From the many offerings of backup software, I chose Acronis, simply because the ''lite'' version came with a USB hard drive.
The slave hard drive has two partitions. (its an Iomega 250 Gig HD)
On the one partition I keep My Documents, My Music (Separately) and any other historical stuff, such as from previous PC's etc)
On the second partition I keep Image backups of my hard drives using Acronis. These I update as I feel necessary.
I also back up the latest Image and the My Documents folder to the portable drive, again, as and when I feel necessary.
It may sound complicated (or not) but if you require to re-install Windows, such as I have done recently, then you only have to point to the 2nd drive and My Documents to pick up where you left of.
These steps work ok for me. Mozy seems quite a good idea too!
One word of caution regarding DVD's etc. Always choose a top quality brand. Products do vary and some last better than others.
Best reagrds to all, Bob
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