Contents of the DBACK.DOC file
French Dep't UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Version 1.1: Simplified & more flexible command structure,
and works on more types of hard disks.
Format: dback [d:]
d: is the drive to back up / restore. If none is entered,
current is assumed.
DBACK.COM will back up the FAT and root directory of a (hard) disk
on another (floppy) disk, and restore it in case catastrophe strikes.
DBACK makes a read-only file called DBACK.DRx (x = backed up drive) in
the root directory of the backup drive. For extra security, run
DBACK before running newly downloaded programs; this will assure a fresh
copy of your FAT in case of a trojan horse.
DBACK is also useful for general disk security purposes,
especially for assembly-language programmers who are often a
keystroke or two away from trashing their disk.
Don't forget to copy DBACK.COM to a backup disk. If it is
on a different diskette than DBACK.DRx, you will be able to
change disks while running the program. Just remember that if
you ever need DBACK to restore your hard disk directory, you
won't be able to find it there!