When the backup does not fit on the USB flash drive, or how not to buy an external HDD

Taking into account the comments received, I clarify for new readers that the article is about how I save, not making backups of publicly available materials (files, web pages, print media), but reserving only textual information about them (download date, link, other bibliographic information), and how I do it.


The size of files to be backed up has decreased by an order of magnitude. For example, for today (a working day of average intensity) I have gained 117 MB, which corresponds to 248 KB in the backup (483 times reduction in size).


For the past few years, I have been doing copywriting (in the broadest sense of the word), and most of my data consists of text files in various formats and PDF documents (including often with a lot of graphic information). I 'm currently working on the ASUS Eee PC 1003HAG under Windows 7 (320 GB HDD).

I am careful about backing up data, but I prefer local media. I don’t have external HDD, but there are two flash drives: 1 GB and 2 GB.


He began to face a shortage of space on flash drives, but there is no desire to buy new carriers. Basically, because most of the information that is really backed up is the scanty part of my files.

More specifically, I need to back up only the information that I cannot recover from anywhere - the actual results of my work: mainly the texts I wrote and information about my sources. In this case, in the backup of the sources themselves (usually PDF-documents), as a rule, I do not need. Namely, they turned out to take up most of the space on my screw.


There are four sections on my screw:


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Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/404983/

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