Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Need help backing up my music files

Old 12-10-05, 05:41 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 116
Need help backing up my music files

I'm trying to figure out the best way to back up my music files to DVD discs, so I have physical backups in case of a harddrive failure. I like to keep all my files organized on my harddrive, and keep them on there even after backing up to DVD so I can quickly swap out music to my mp3 player. So, here's the problem.
After I back up the files to a DVD, I want to make sure I know they've been backed up, so I won't have redundent files on DVDs. How can I do this while still keeping all of my files organized in the same folder?

My file setup is: my music/artist/album/track title.*

If the problem isn't clear, maybe an example will help. Say I back all of my files up onto a DVD, but then add a new album to an artist I already own. How can I make sure that the next time I backup my files, I only add this new album, and not the ones I've already backed up?

dpganz is offline  
Old 12-10-05, 10:42 PM
DVD Talk Hero
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Bartertown due to it having a better economy than where I really live, Buffalo NY
Posts: 29,694
use the Windows backup utility and do a normal backup, then after that do incremental backups. only the new files will get backed up when the incremental backups are done

will likely have to only select a few folders at a time so that the backup file stays small enough to fit on a dvd
mikehunt is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.