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Re: A new graphic user interface

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  • Subject: [mg111681] Re: A new graphic user interface
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:55:16 -0400 (EDT)
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On 09/08/10 10:12, David Park wrote:
> In addition to the weekly full system backup on the PC backup drive, and a
> monthly backup to DVD of all my important files, I also have a short term
> CurrentBackup folder on my desktop. I make quick copies into there from the
> home folder for current notebooks that I've been doing a lot of work on.
> It's a simple low-tech method.
>
I like low tech backup methods too - you know exactly what is going on. 
I wrote a small C program to copy a file to a backup folder, appending a 
number to the file name so that multiple copies of the same file can be 
stored.

For my main backup, I have found a splendid product with the curious 
name "EASEOUS TODO BACKUP". This copies and compresses a whole partition 
to another drive - typically an add on drive. The resulting file can be 
used to restore the entire machine, or it can be "mounted" so that it 
appears as another read-only drive. Remarkably this software is free - 
just download it!

I don't think a backup mechanism built in to Mathematica would be useful 
- because I always have other files outside Mathematica, that I like to 
save at the same time.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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