Quote: Originally Posted by harshmurya
Now, the problem is that I have created another partition using windows tool in which I keep my essential data. If, ever I have to format the system, and I use the backup DVD's then my data in second partition will be lost as it was just one partition earlier. How do I plan a backup so that my data in second partition remains safe in case I have to reformat the OS partition. I don't want to use imaging softwares, neither do I have any external HDD.
As I understand it, your essential data is on a hard drive and you have no other place to back it up.
You don't have much choice--you have to get another drive, device, or location of some type--a hard drive, a USB drive, or pay an online service for the storage. You could use DVDs, but I would not.
There are numerous "file by file" backup programs that will work, but you need to think about the location.
And I agree with theog: DVDs are a poor way to backup your operating system.