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Can anyone recommend some good software for taking full and incremental backups from a notebook computer running Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP?

I just got through a manual full backup of Numerramar - about 15Gb of files in 8 big 1.5-2Gb pieces, plus sundry large AVIs.

BTW: I've been hearing a lot and reading a little about WinFS, the new file system of Windows Longhorn, and what little has been put out about WinFX. It all looks interesting and promising, but not having laid my hands on any developer tools yet, it's hard for me to formulate a complete opinion. Have any of you done either (looked at dev tools or formed an opinion)?

(The reasons for my backups are left as an exercise for the reader...)

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Banazir

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banazir
Jul. 18th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
Rash Algol: a critique of WinFS and content-based indexing
I read it fine the first time. You're backing it up as insurance in case of preemptive strikes by the League of Shadows.
I am not!
I'm interested in putting Longhorn beta (or Release Candidate Umpteen Quijillion or Public Preview or whatever they want to call it) on Hirilonde, aka the New Dell (Inspiron 6000). Excelsior!

Sounds to me like Microsoft trying to come up with a file system that is unusable in other OSes (unlike FAT/FAT32) and that will result in the creation of files that are unusable in other file systems.
It's intended to subsume FAT16/FAT32 and NTFS. The question is how the downward compatibility (file allocation, addressing) will work. It's said to be journalling, and about time. If it "supports" conversion of modern Linux file systems (ReiserFS and ext3 especially), I'm all for it, but I am (as you may know) very big on shareable file systems, hence my big FAT32 scratch drives on almost every machine, even before I decide whether to dual-boot and what to dual-boot.

"...each photo could include additional information, so that it could be searched by, for instance, who is in the picture; a set of folder-like views could then be created automatically with sorted photos by person."

Information that would not be accessible and that would actually be a hindrance on anything other than WinFS.

Content-based indexing is the wave of the future!
Content-based indexing is coming!

(Old zurich31/alpenglow in-joke: our former boss used to make proclamations such as "LVD is coming!")

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Banazir

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