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Originally Posted by dethklok02895 Thanks Rubberman, Although kind of funny you mentioned that. A student in my class was referring to an MS backup method and failed to mention that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dethklok02895 View Post
    Thanks Rubberman,

    Although kind of funny you mentioned that.
    A student in my class was referring to an MS backup method and failed to mention that the method no longer wrote to tape drives and to do so you had to mount the tape drive as a shared resource then select it as a file.

    Funny part was my teacher nor any of the students say a problem with sharing a tape drive on a network as a storage device. Would raise quite a few concerns if people accidentally write to it.
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    That is why my computers that I usually have in my house for public use are made idiot proof

    However they are not me proof

    good example I just completely destroyed my install of Borderlands and 2 expansion packs so have to sit down and figure out why they won't install again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethklok02895 View Post
    That is why my computers that I usually have in my house for public use are made idiot proof

    However they are not me proof

    good example I just completely destroyed my install of Borderlands and 2 expansion packs so have to sit down and figure out why they won't install again.
    Been there, done that, and as Homer would say... Doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dethklok02895 View Post
    That is why my computers that I usually have in my house for public use are made idiot proof
    Be careful with that; most idiots can raise their game and surprise you

    I've learned that tar is much more flexible than I realised through reading this tread but for a simple backup solution I would (do) use rsync in preference to tar.
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