Reader Luis G. Uribe wondered about
future backup media when he read that "…I burn a CD that contains the
system image PLUS the …Drive Image DOS floppies… the CD is a 100%
self-contained …includes the restoration app and the backup data all in one
place…. It ensures that my backup images always have the correct restore
program and version right with them so that if I need to restore a file even
years from now, I’ll automatically have the correct tool at hand."
This is one of those perennial
topics: It comes up in various guises and at various times, but there’s a single
answer that serves for almost all the permutations. Here’s a current example:
[Note: This item does not concern
Plus! edition subscribers at all.]
The next issue of the LangaList
Standard Edition will be on February 26th. With one exception, instead of
publishing the newsletter next week, I’ll be ripping apart and overhauling my
office LAN setup, changing the way I network my systems. Part of it’s a simple
changeover and system shuffle, but part is decidedly experimental, so I don’t
want to promise to deliver issues I may not be able to produce.
Reader "Mikeprieur" sends
along this list of fractured definitions:
Last issue’s item ( http://www.freetune.com/listplus/newsletters/2001/2001-02-12plus.htm#12
)on deleting unneeded fonts and thus freeing resources and speeding boot times
brought in some great additional information:
The emails and discussions generated
by the current "Monitor" column at WinMag.Com ("What’s The Best
Email Client?" at http://www.winmag.com/columns/explorer/2001/04.htm
)is turning up some excellent info.
Writing from the UK, Brian Gill
points out another nifty free tool for cleaning up the Add/Remove list in
Windows’ Control Panel:
A few issues ago, I wrote about
creating 100% self-contained backups— CDs that contain not only your backed up
data, but also everything you need to access and restore the backup.
Speaking of CDs, we recently also
discussed the prospects of using Windows’ "autorun" feature to make
your backups totally automatic and self-restoring.