BAKIT - Batch files for keeping all
of your data backed up using PKZIP
(or any archiver). The best way
I've found to keep my data backed up.
Freeware (of course).
BAKIT Batch File Backup
This is a method of backing up your hard disk using PKZIP
and two batch files, BAKIT.BAT and BAKSUB.BAT. I keep all of my
data files backed up on one floppy disk and it just takes a minute
or two a day.
To use this method, you only need to make changes to BAKIT.BAT.
Below is a sample line. "\bat\baksub" should be changed to
whatever directory you keep these batch files on. The second
entry "\bat" is the first sub-directory that I'm backing up from.
The next entry, "bat" is the name of the .ZIP file that will be
created. Finally, some sample ZIP options are included. Be sure to
use -u as one of your options so that only files that have been
changed will be backed up. (This method relies on PKZIP but any
good archive program could be used instead.)
call \bat\baksub \bat bat -u *.wri *.txt
When naming your ZIP files, I use the name of the sub-directory
that they come from so that I'll know where to put them when my
system crashes. Also, I always run TREE at the beginning to show
my sub-directory layout but this is of course optional.
You can create more than one batch file if you have a lot of data
that requires more than one floppy diskette. (I realize that all of
us have a lot more programs but most people don't really have that
much data and the programs can be reinstalled.)
Hope this helps someone keep from losing all of their precious
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