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3.1 Preparing Backup Media

Hard disks, all available local hard disks are automatically recognized and proposed for backup. To continue with the tutorial, you do not need additional backup media.
USB flash drives, are great for Private- or Install-Backup. It is sufficient to plug the USB drive into the PC. You can use e.g. Secure Digital Memory Cards (SDHC) or MP3 players the same way.
CDs, DVDs, insert a writable CD or DVD into the drive. The disk must be formatted before its first use. Formatting usually starts automatically or with a click on the drive. Windows® XP requires the installation of a packet writing software. You can use 'InCD' by 'Nero®'.
Network, share the folder 'RtArch' (usually C:\RtArch) on the root drive of the target machine for reading and writing. This folder will be created when you install Reuschtools. It contains all the logs and archives. 'RtArch' can also be created by hand. Any other folder can be used as a target, of course. Please consult the manual to do so. As searching on the network can be time consuming, the wizards will have it disabled by default. Mark 'netcrawling' to search on the network.
Cloud refers to the use of distant computing resources typically accessed over the Internet. Backups in Clouds are often slow and therefore more suitable for smaller data sets. But Clouds are disaster resistant and globally accessible. Using Google Drive requires the installation of the Google Drive software (see manual 3.2.1). Private-Backup is prepared to recognize the Google Drive folder. Other vendors, e.g. Strato HiDrive (see manual 3.2.2) do not need additional software.

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