Keep old CD-R backup disc RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I was told to back up my files I was told to use a new CD-R since the previous one was full.  Do I keep te old disc or just the new one?
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 4:23 PM


  • You should keep the old one in a safe location as it is Disc one of the backup set. Each additional disc is added to the set and would possibly be used to perform a full restore.

    The only time you can get rid of the old discs is when you have performed a new, full backup starting with a new disc one and you are sure that you no longer need the older versions of data on the other discs.

    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 4:45 PM