backing up mo3s, how would you do it

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  1. inferno8ball

    inferno8ball 190 proof Everclear + MD Amped energy d

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    i have a large amount of mp3s, and i want to start backing them up to dvd. i dont believe that just burning 4.7gigs of mp3s to a dvd at a time would be the most efficent way to go about this. i have worked with ghost but i believe ghost to be over kill for this project. just wondering how some other computer people would handle this.

    also i want to be able to just copy a bit over, like say, i lose a folder full of albums, i want to be able to just restore this folder, not have to unpack the whole ghost image thats on the dvd. just fishing for some ideas.
     
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    Penetration OT Supporter

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    What's wrong with burning 4.5GB of mp3's? It only takes about 6 or 7 mins a disc at 8x. Ghost would be the exact same thing assuming they were all on a dedicated partition, and you'd have to load the entire disc into ghost's explorer program just to extract a song or album. just burning as plain mp3 data would work best.
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Just burn them into a bunch of DVDs. How many GB of files do you have? If you have to span media with any backup/imaging program, and one of the discs in the set fails, you can potentially lose the whole set. You might also want to back them up to an external hard disk.
     
  4. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    store them with winrar, and get it to seperate them into 4.7GB files.
     
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    cctyler Mornin'

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    I have an external hard disk to backup with, but I dont want to save the MP3's as a backup because its a pain in the ass to transfer them to other computers without having to install a prog to open the backup.

    Using the ol'e copy and paste works fine, but when I have new mp3's to add to the external drive, I can't just add my 'Music' folder because windows will only allow me to overwrite EVERY file, where as I only want to copy the files that have been modified or don't exist.

    Anyone good at writing some sort of script for this?
     
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    i say ghost it... Afterall, the ghost explorer will allow you to extract only a portion of the backup (if you only need a folder or two)

    Ghost also helps when you want to do sequential backups, if you use RW discs.
     
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    Differential backup?
     
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    cctyler Mornin'

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    Yeah exactly like this, but I don't necessarily want a program to do it. Just a simple script so I can do it every so often.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Damn this generation of GUI users...

    xcopy d:\mp3\*.mp3 e: /d
     
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    cctyler Mornin'

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    I've heard that xcopy won't handle file names that have spaces in them, is that true?
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Uh no?
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I use the command below to copy everything from my C drive to my Z drive (firewire disk). The 1st time I run it, it takes a while to copy everything. After that, it only copies files that are new or updated.

    xcopy c:\*.* z:\ /d /s /e /v /c /i /h /r /y

    Type xcopy /? at a command prompt for an explanation of each switch.
     
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    External hdd?
     
  14. inferno8ball

    inferno8ball 190 proof Everclear + MD Amped energy d

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    i have around 60gigs that i want to back up. im probably just going to burn to dvds, its gonna be alot of dvds though, around 12. i will probably move to a bigger harddrive soon so ill keep this one as a back up, but having a dvd backup would be good too. i dont know what i would do if i lost them all, ive been working on this collection for the past 4 years. when i went away to college i lost my old collection and it sucked rebuilding it.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    If you're that concerned, you really should have an off-site backup somewhere anyway.
     

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