As more people get CD recorders, it makes sense to use them for backups. There’s a number of ways to do that, but many of you should consider investing in a backup program that works with CDRs. I’m going to get Veritas Backup Exec Desktop Pro. It backs up across a peer-to-peer network onto CDRs and includes disaster recovery features and a lot of flexibility. There’s a lot of competitors, but Veritas is a big company that’s likely to survive – I’ve had two backup companies go out of business on me, and it’s no fun to realize your tapes are obsolete and unsupported. If you’ve got a single computer, you can use the cheaper Veritas Backup Exec Desktop. If you’ve got a server running Windows NT Server or Windows 2000 Server, you’d better not need advice about backups – you’re backing up already, right?

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