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Windows 7: backup

27 Nov 2011   #1
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 
backup

i was told that backing up is not
copy files and move them onto another disk.
c


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27 Nov 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fluidmotion View Post
i was told that backing up is not
copy files and move them onto another disk.
c
Could you be a bit more specific? I am confused.
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27 Nov 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fluidmotion View Post
i was told that backing up is not
copy files and move them onto another disk.
c
Backing up has various meanings, but "move" is not usually not part of any definition. Copy, yes; move, no.
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27 Nov 2011   #4
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

ignatzatsonic is absolutely correct. A backup is copying fles and moving them to another disk. Rule #1 is never backup to the disk you are backing up. Backups are to preserve files in case of disk failure or disk corruption. They have to be on another disk to be useful to you.
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