i'm just doing the first backup of my laptop - ever. dating back to nearly 1999, when i was working for linuxcare i got given the 10gb hard drive from the laptop i was using at the time and i continuously transferred the data from that drive to the next machine, every, what... 18 months or so.
now, i am using rsync to do backups of a 60gb drive, which i haven't fully partitioned yet, and there are 1.3 MILLION files on it.
ncm: i'll take that orinoco card off your hands. seriously!