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File backup instead of image backup - Big Mess!

Q: File backup instead of image backup - Big Mess!

Hi all,

One of my drives in raid0 crashed and fortunately I had windows 7 x64 backup activated and running daily.

NOT!!!

After recreating the array with the remaining drives, I tried to restore from the external usb drive but it didn't work.

Apparently the problem is that I had been running "file backup" and not "image backup". Probably because when I configured backup for the first time, it asked to back up all my drives which was not possible and not needed so didn't check the image backup button.

Now the backup set is visible only from within windows (I set w7 again up) but NOT from the restore part of w7 setup / recovery disk.

Files inside the backup set are not .vhd but zipfiles.

All my c: drive files actually ARE inside the backup set, but running restore will restore all the crap folders (like c:\nvidia) EXCEPT from the system folders like c:\windows, c:\program files (and x86), c:\programdata etc

I know it is a FUS now.

Any way to restore these? I am thinking of the possibility of somehow restoring all the files and running windows repair on top of this to actually make c:\drive bootable again....

Oh, forgot to say that my users folder is not affected as I had moved it to d:\ but this presents the additional challange of being able to actually make the system see the users folder....

Sorry for the long post but you know how frustrating it is when you messed up your system...

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Preferred Solution: File backup instead of image backup - Big Mess!

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A: File backup instead of image backup - Big Mess!

I have never done file back up but only imaging. However I think it should be possible to restore the files in the environment in which they were backed up. And you should be able to choose which of the folders and files you want to restore. At least you can in Acronis TrueImage.

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I've recently upgraded to a 1.5TB external hard drive for video production work, which has left me with a 500GB drive which is no longer needed.

I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?

Thanks.

A:Choosing between a file backup and a image backup...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MultiCat



I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?


Windows backup is sufficent, but not necessary. There are simpler alternatives.

No reason to make an image if you are willing to reinstall Windows manually whenever you might have to. An image of Windows would take up about half of the occupied space on C.

You should make recovery disks with the recovery software regardless of any decision on imaging.

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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Hi

From times to times I load my disk image backup from win7 system and install the new programs/drivers i was using and save a new backup.

I usually to do this by backing up my C: drive, but this turn to my surprise, windows for some reason wants to backup C and D, is it possible to pick a drive for it to make a system image?

I'm mean, this is probably my 8th updagrade to the backup. I've always backed up from C: -> D:, which are on the same hdd, and now it suddenly needs to backup C and D to create a system image .

A:system image backup - how does windows pick the drives to backup?

Hello vbkun.





Will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

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Can someone tell by these jpgs if the 6/28/10 "backup" is just a user files backup or a complete System Image Backup with user files backup included which I think is my default b/u setup now ?

Thanks....TR

A:Is this a general backup or system IMAGE & BACKUP

The items in the right pic could be moved to a flash drive or burned to CD. You will have to find them.

The Flash is easy to redownload. The Windows Security updates will just download and install again.

I'll check what my Sys Restore looks like and be back in a moment for the left picture.
I want to be sure.

My last Back up System Restore looks like yours. So this is defintely a System Restore point you are showing.
They changed the wording a bit on Win7 compared to XP.
If you need to go back that far you can try it.
Transfer what you can.

Mike

Yes System Image.

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Folks,

Running W7/64. I've tried to create a system backup to my D drive: error message states that I cannot create an image to a drive which Windows boots from or is installed on.

Not good.

My computer has an SSD ,the C drive, and a spinner, the D drive.

When I installed Windows, I only had the C drive installed. The D drive was not physically connected.

Now, the D drive was recycled from another use. It +had+ been a C drive (possibly for this very machine). I did a full format on it, and ensured it was not hooked up during the SSD install. (I thought that would erase windows OS files.) Somehow, Windows on D drive won't die!

My thought is that I need to perform a repair install. I can do that...and I will. I'll make sure D drive is physically disconnected. Again. Obviously, my attempt to erase any and all previously used data on the D drive failed. (At least, that's my thought.)

How do I remove any OS remnants on the D drive? Yeah, I've got stuff on it, but I can create a Macrium backup and restore them, if need be.

I've included Drive Manager image of it as well as what Macrium sees. (I've got some of the SSD unallocated for overprovisioning.)

Thanks,
Ken

A:Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Ok mate my first thought is I would clean the D: drive using DISKPART - clean or clean all depends on how thorough you want to be a simple clean would in my mind be enough.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
then format it.

My other thought is how old is that spinner??

Edit I meant to say back up the data first eh?

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I have been using Acronis Rescue disk to make images of my system. It works fine, but is a pain because I have open up the case and disconnect my secondary hard drive and change from my wireless mouse to a wired mouse. So I decided to try to the built-in Backup and Restore in Win 7 Pro and backup to an external hard drive.

In preparation for backing up my system partition, I do the following:
Clean all cookies, internet files and History.
Remove all restore points except the last one.
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSE version 2
Run Ccleaner (not messing with registry)
Run Smart Defrag (lastest version)
I then reboot and hook up the external hard drive

I then go into the Control Panel and select Backup and Restore. I set where I want the image to be created and start the backup. Everything looks normal for a while.

After about 4-5 minutes, NSE shows the below:



This is the only time NSE ever detects this and it detects it every time I try to backup. I have had NSE remove it or leave it alone. It does not matter.

Eventually I get the notice that the backup did not complete sucessfully.



I check the Events log and got this:



I have been through this several times and it occurs this way every time.

I would like some help solving this issue. Any help would be be greatly appreciated.

A:Backup Image with Windows Backup and Restore

Here's some excellent info from Microsoft regarding the Java exploit.
Encyclopedia entry: Exploit:Java/CVE-2009-3867.JF - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

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Folks,

Running W7/64. I've tried to create a system backup to my D drive: error message states that I cannot create an image to a drive which Windows boots from or is installed on.

Not good.

My computer has an SSD ,the C drive, and a spinner, the D drive.

When I installed Windows, I only had the C drive installed. The D drive was not physically connected.

Now, the D drive was recycled from another use. It +had+ been a C drive (possibly for this very machine). I did a full format on it, and ensured it was not hooked up during the SSD install. (I thought that would erase windows OS files.) Somehow, Windows on D drive won't die!

My thought is that I need to perform a repair install. I can do that...and I will. I'll make sure D drive is physically disconnected. Again. Obviously, my attempt to erase any and all previously used data on the D drive failed. (At least, that's my thought.)

How do I remove any OS remnants on the D drive? Yeah, I've got stuff on it, but I can create a Macrium backup and restore them, if need be.

I've included Drive Manager image of it as well as what Macrium sees. (I've got some of the SSD unallocated for overprovisioning.)

Thanks,
Ken

A:Cannot create a backup image on my backup harddrive?

Ok mate my first thought is I would clean the D: drive using DISKPART - clean or clean all depends on how thorough you want to be a simple clean would in my mind be enough.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
then format it.

My other thought is how old is that spinner??

Edit I meant to say back up the data first eh?

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http://images.paragon-software.com/s...nsoftware.com/

Macrium Reflect Free

Free Desktop and Laptop backup - Veeam Endpoint Backup

Which ones is good and works as good if not better than Acronis True Image?

A:Has anyone use the free Image backup . can they backup Window 10 Pro

They are all well known tools - a major favourite (and unashamedly I say this my personal favourite) is Macrium Reflect Free.

Probably does not matter too much (although for 32bit eufi tablets I strongly recommend Macrium).

Best strategy is to use your favourite one regularly, but occasionally make a backup with a different one as extra insurance.

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http://images.paragon-software.com/s...nsoftware.com/

Macrium Reflect Free

Free Desktop and Laptop backup - Veeam Endpoint Backup

Which ones is good and works as good if not better than Acronis True Image?

A:Has anyone use the free Image backup . can they backup Window 10 Pro

They are all well known tools - a major favourite (and unashamedly I say this my personal favourite) is Macrium Reflect Free.

Probably does not matter too much (although for 32bit eufi tablets I strongly recommend Macrium).

Best strategy is to use your favourite one regularly, but occasionally make a backup with a different one as extra insurance.

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Hello all,

I make use of the Windows 7 Backup and Restore programs.

Automatically everyday a backup is scheduled.
This backup is configured to contain all user files and a system image.

Now I have tried to find the system image, but I don't know what file extension the image backup should have.

In my backup folder, below, only two .VHD files are present, and a bunch of XML Documents.
X:\WindowsImageBackup\XXXX\Backup 2009-11-04 160010

Can someone explain me in which files the backup and restore programs save the backups?
Also I like to know where I should look for, to know for sure my backup is done successfully.

Thanks a lot in advance!

Best regards,

zx81

A:What file extension has the image backup?

My understanding is that all those files (XML and VHD) are needed to complete the backup picture. However, strictly speaking it seems to me based on the size of the files that the image itself is housed inside the VHD files. With that stated, I would expect a corrupted backup if one of the XML files went missing.

On my system there are no program associations for the VHD file and just the default XML editor for the XML files. The only Win7 delivered program able to access these backups is the Windows Restore utility.

If you want the utmost confidence in your backup strategy there really is no other logical choice but to actually perform a restore of both the backed-up files and the entire system image.

The easier of the two is to first test the user data backup. To do this simply locate a small subset of your user data files, for example a folder of your MS Word documents on your hard drive, and copy them to another location (in essence, you are manually backing them up in case the restore goes wrong). Then, launch the restore process from within Win7 and restore that folder from your backup dataset to its original location. After it completes validate the restore by exploring the folder to ensure all came back as expected.

The next leap of faith will be to actually perform a restore of the system image using the Windows restore feature. Before you take this step, be sure your system image is the most current snapshot of your system so that you don't regress any... Read more

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Win 7 Laptop

Just recovering from an HDD failure and I'm trying to do the following:

* All the recovered folders are dated on the same, recovery date (2/9/15). Can I edit the folder dates displayed?

* Is there a command (similar to the one in C language) like "Compare" that compares files for size, date, etc.?

* For backing up files, is there a way to ONLY back ups files with recent dates?

* Someone suggested partitioning the new drive for a OS part and a Data files part to make creating images and backups quicker. I'm already running the new HDD. Is it too late to do this.

Thanks
 

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I have done restoring the vhd file to a partition where the original os resides. It appears also possible to restore the backup to a brand new hard drive instead. Is it correct?

A:Windows 7 Full Image Backup - VHD file

It should be as long as the new drive is of equal or larger size.

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I've been using Acronis for back up and it was really good until I tried to restore anything. When I did I got an awful lot of 'not responding' messages. I managed to get most stuff back and switched to Windows7 Backup (that was sort of fun because Acronis had left a pile of stuff in my registry even though I'd used Your-Uninstaller)

I have a drive, C: (587 GB) and I backed it up (494GB) to an external drive F: Later I put a system image on F: as well. It seemed like a good thing to do. I really don't know why. It took about 36 hours. I went to the pub after it was 96% complete. When I came back, I had a 'failure' message, but I did have an image file (533 GB)

Have I done OK? I have a backup scheduled on Sunday. Will this be an incremental backup? I hope so because I have about a TB of stuff. How often should I make a new image file? I know this is answered all over the place and I do apologise, but I find the instructions confusing. I guess what I need is.... If you want to do that, do this....

thanks, and a Happy Easter to one and all from Vancouver Island

A:Have I done the right thing? Made a backup and an image file

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums and a Happy Easter to you too.

Have a look at this tutorial, which offers good advice on backup procedures.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

For backing up user files, have a look at this one.

Backup User and System Files

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Is it possible to make an Image System Backup and a File History using windows 10 on the same external hard drive?  If so, how should I do it?  Be specific as to steps.

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I have a minimal W8.1 system with three physical hard drives. C: is the boot drive (120GB SSD), D: is my "Data" drive (120GB SSD) and E: is my "Backup" drive (300GB Raptor). I have the system set up to maintain the "File History" on the E: drive. I also have several fail safe Acronis 2014 system backups stored on E:!

However, when I try to do a "System Image Backup" the system will not use E: to store the Image? For some reason W8.1 wants to backup E: as part of the System Image Backup. This is not good... since I have Acronis Backups on that drive making the backup image huge.

What am I doing wrong? I have made System Image Backups on other W8.1 systems and did not have this issue - but - I probably did not have File History turn on and/or I had several 1TB hard drives available on these systems.

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I used Drive Clone to clone my hybrid boot drive to a SSD. Since then I keep getting an error when trying to do a System Image Backup with File History. I've searched and searched the error. None of the suggestions seem to work and none of the people who are reporting this error have recently cloned their boot drive. However, that is exactly when the issue started for me.

Screenshot of the error is attached.

Thanks,

Tony

A:File History - System Image Backup Failure

You can try rename the backup images on the destination location. or just delete them. Then you should be able to backup

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I mounted a friend's WindowsImageBackup VHD file in Disk Management, did not check Read Only. I assume this means I can write to it.

I'd like to copy all of his files created since the image was made in February into the User folders, then detach the image and reimage to his HD. Is this possible?

A:Copy files into mounted Backup Image VHD file?

Hello Greg,

I would recommend to make a copy of the system image backup before you do that. They can be finicky, and modifying it like that may make it not usable to do a system image recovery with.

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Hi guys, thanks for looking at this.

We've had a desk top for some time now, and we have two drives, as you might expect, the C Drive & D Drive.

We have never used the D Drive, but it has been getting filled up slowly in a .vhd file, starting with the title D:WindowsImageBackup.

This wasn't a problem initially, but now this drive has only 7% of its space left, and I've no idea what this file does.

If it is a back up, what do I need to do to get it under control, as this cannot carry on!

I'm sure this has been asked before, but:
Can I get rid of this file;
What am I risking if I do;
What else do I need to consider?
Thanks for any help you can give.

Sonny

A:Windows Image Backup file taking up 400GB+

It's a Windows system image backup file. Are you sure somebody else using the computer is not taking regular images or scheduled a task to get a system image.

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I ran out of space on the C: drive I installed Win7 on so I made a backup with Acronis True Image in hopes of putting this on one of the larger partitions on the same drive.
The problem is that it seems like Acronis won't let me clone an individual partition to another partition, it only gives the option to clone to another physical drive?

I can open the Acronis backup of the original C: drive, and I tried to copy/paste this over to the bigger "K" partition but got the error: "a required privledge is not held by the client" right at the end of the copying.

"K" is a logical partition, do I need to change this to primary to load the original C: drive onto it? If so, how? Man, this really sucks any help on how to get the backup onto the bigger partition is appreciated.

A:How to clone true image backup file to new partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bounce


I ran out of space on the C: drive I installed Win7 on so I made a backup with Acronis True Image in hopes of putting this on one of the larger partitions on the same drive...


Almost all recent versions of Acronis TI can install an image back-up file onto any suitable partition.

'Suitable' means one you have permission to alter, and which is large enough and appropriately formatted.

It is possible some versions of TI are not fully complaint with W7

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I was trying to complete a system image backup and while the system was in process, I decided to cancel the process to complete some needed work.  Now when I try to complete the system image backup again I am receiving a failed error message. The
error message is listed below.  Please assist with correcting the issue of the exclusive lock on the EFI system partition.

Windows Backup failed to get an exclusive lock on the EFI system partition (ESP).  This may happen if another application is using files on the ESP.  Please retry the operations. (0x8078011E)Additional information:
Access is denied. (0x80070005)
Regards,
Robert

A:File History System Image Backup not working

The issue may occur if EFI system partition is locked or other application is using files on the system partition.

I suspect the third party security software protects the system files and causes this issue. Therefore, please disable security software temporarily and perform clean boot.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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Hi,

New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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Hi,

I recently created both a system image and a back up of my computer onto an external drive. I am not sure where my system image or data backup is located. When I clicked on the "manage size" on the Back Up and Restore program, I got:

Data file backup: 133.76 GB
System Image: 368.70 MB
Other files: 409.08 GB
Free space: 388.31 GB
Total: 931.51 GB

I checked the total size of my all files in my external hard drive, I got 403 GB (432,728,149,982 bytes).

I have 182 GB (196,003,067,276 bytes) of file size excluding a folder I called Full Back up, 220 GB (236,725,082,706 bytes). I am not sure if the Full Back Up folder is the system image or the data file backup.

Looking at the Backup and Restore program, the data file backup was created 11/6, while the system image is created 11/5. My desktop had around 200 GB of space taken on C:/ when I did these.

I am missing 140 GB of space somewhere. Could that be the data file backup hidden away? Or could that be the system image?

Thanks for help.

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Hiya there

New Windows 7 user here (Home Prem X64) come Directly from XP Pro. I have used the system backup tool and made a system image.. worked great big thumbs up to Microsoft on this version

The Question I have is this, can i make a backup (via normal drag and drop to another removable drive) of the 'WindowsImageBackup' folder and keep a separate backup of my backup.. if you get me. Will I be able to restore from a backup..of the backup if needed ?

Also i didn't schedule a backup (i don't like scheduled events) but used the direct ''make a system image'' command, not sure if that make a difference.

Thanks in advance for your help


Andy

A:Windows Image Backup.. Backup

Download this and put an image of your HD on an external hard drive

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

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I have tried to create a batch file to backup our important data from our program to our server(drive letter Z)on our network and cant seem to get it to work.Could someone look at it and be able to tell me what is wrong with it. We also decided to include backing up our my documents folder too.

@echo off
:: variables
set drive=crocare.win
set backupcmd=xcopy /Z

echo backing up procare data
echo please wait...
@pause

xcopy "Z:\Procare\DB\*.*":\\dataonserver01\users\Jeannie\Procare.win"

echo Backing up My Documents
%backupcmd% "userprofile%\My Documents" "%c%\My Documents"

echo Backup Complete!
@pause
 

A:Software doesn't backup so trying batch file backup

I guess it depends on what you're backing up. I use Beyond Compare to sync files between machines.
 

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last month i performed a file backup onto a network drive at our office.
Two weeks ago, my hard drive on my vista business laptop took a dump.

Now i want to retrieve that file back up, but it cannot find the backup sets to this file backup. it keeps asking for a different location and that my backup sets can't be located.

Any thoughts....

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Usually, I store my Windows 7 Backup Files on a large internal disk that i reserve more or less for Backups. From time to time, I also create additional copies on external USB disks that I store safely/remotely in the safe of my bank. For backing up my files/folders, I select the "Let Window choose (recommended)" option (Windows Backup will then include in the Backup a System image). I observed that when changing the destination of my file/folder backups from the internal disk to the external disk (and vice versa), Windows Backup always created on the new destination  a new Full Backup and a new Backup Set for my File/Folder backups (even though a previous Backup set was already existing on that destination).But..... When clicking on "Create A system Image" in the left pane of the Backup And Restore Control panel, to create a System Image Backup of my C partition, and when changing the backup destination from the internal disk to the external disk (or vice versa), things become more complex and I am not sure what is really happening.   a) On one side, when changing the backup destination, the Backup process takes long time and I have therefore the (right? or wrong?) impression that Windows Backup is creating a Full Backup of the C partition.  b) On the other side, after completion of the Backup,  I see in the "WindowsImageBackup" Folder  of the destination disk only one si... Read more

A:Is it really an incremental System Image Backup that the Windows 7 version of Windows Backup has created?

Hi there,
1. Microsoft states that the backup function was designed as first backup always full and subsequent backups are always incremental. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/a413ba37-2cde-4e4f-b23b-e5adab4c8b2dWhen you change the backup destination, the backup wizard will let you chose backup items again and that would make the system believe this is a new Backup Plan.
2. Windows 7 use vhd file for image back and support attach vhd file directly (it’s a great feature). As you have noticed, the folder with name "Backup YYYY.MM.DD hhmmss" is one copy of your image back (full backup with one vhd file). Not sure how can you find several image backup restore info in WinRE, did you use this external drive for image backup for another computer (or save image backup to different partitions)? When you try to run image backup to the same drive for second time, you may receive a warning “Any exiting system images for this machine might be overwriteen.”http://cid-9c88b7cb6fa32a48.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/2010-01-27-ImageBackup.png
Actually, older data will be moved to the shadow copy storage area if it’s available (NTFS formatted internal or external hard disks supports Volume Shadow Copy), Network share and optical media, on the other hand, do not support shadow copy. Therefore only one system image per computer can be stored at a time (as the .vhd file). Any newer backup created will replace the... Read more

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After a heavy-duty malware infection that wreaked such havoc that, on advise I got here, I decided to nuke-and-reinstall.

Also , I was subtly tipped that perhaps I should consider backing up the system against future incidents using, say, Macrium Reflect.

I did as I was told, but only remembered today that I had tried MR before, with not-so-impressive results which soured me on them at the time (2013):



perhaps the software has gotten better since, but I remember thinking then that I would henceforth not so to speak leave the (encryption) key to my data to anybody else, but make straight, unencrypted backups.

Also, the cost of storage is very low now even as compared to then, and in my case incremental backups or other such finesses, are not necessary.

What, then, would be the argument for using backup software in my particular case?

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Hi all!

I have xpprosp2 and an inaccessible backup file of 30 Gb. A while ago I performed my first ever backup using the xp backup utility. I thought I followed the instructions, but something screwed up.

My problem is the restoration wizard (backup utility) will not restore or give access to the library of the backup.bkf files, which it displays as a cd.

It says under the backup identification label: "No entries found". I recall that the backup utility, after backing up, asked for a floppy disk or something and as my computer does not carry any floppy drives, I skipped this step, which might have been a big mistake.

So now I have this 30 Gb file on my harddrive, which I cannot access at all.

Could someone illuminate this situation and in particular how to access the data in this file?

Thank you for sharing and a possible solution to this problem.

Tonyb57

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In the past whenever I needed more disk space for a backup I would just delete my old backups but recently Windows Backup has just been adding the new backups to the old file.
So now I have one 500 GB file that includes a dozen backups ranging from October until now and if I need to make space for a new backup I'm forced to delete the only backup I have!

I want to set it up so that it will create a new file every time I run it. I've gone through all of the settings and I've searched online all over the place but I can't seem to find an answer to this problem.

A:Windows Backup keeps adding to the old backup file

I don't use Windows 7 Back and Restore just for that reason. It may work and then not work.
My here suggest Macrium Reflect but I use Acronis True Image WD Free Edition and NEVER had
a problem.
Sorry I did not answer your Q.

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After a heavy-duty malware infection that wreaked such havoc that, on advise I got here, I decided to nuke-and-reinstall.

Also , I was subtly tipped that perhaps I should consider backing up the system against future incidents using, say, Macrium Reflect.

I did as I was told, but only remembered today that I had tried MR before, with not-so-impressive results which soured me on them at the time (2013):



perhaps the software has gotten better since, but I remember thinking then that I would henceforth not so to speak leave the (encryption) key to my data to anybody else, but make straight, unencrypted backups.

Also, the cost of storage is very low now even as compared to then, and in my case incremental backups or other such finesses, are not necessary.

What, then, would be the argument for using backup software in my particular case?

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I have a WD USB3 1T External H.D. that I use as a backup. I don't know if I should use the software that came with it or use (Acronis True Image Home 2010) My Data Drive is D:\ and my backup is E:\ When I change things in my Data Drive it backs it up but after a while I end up with 50 gigs of change and redundant data and it looks like a mess. It sounds to me that a mirror drive might be a lot better than a backup? Then when I want to delete some of the data on my Backup it won't let me and tells me that it isn't there. I always backup up manually which always works and now when I am using a backup all I have is a mess.

A:Backup is a mess

It depends on how your backing it up acronis does exclude some files by default from being backed up. Now when I use acronis I use the home 2011 cause 2010 seemed to give me issues and wouldn't even reconize it's own image as it's own my version that I use is not the latest but this one file version 14.0.0.6597 and haven't had any issuse's with it. I do mine manually as well and also delete the old image and make a new if I know there's no malware or anything of that nature....

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After restoring a computer and backing up files, once the computer is back up and running should I have a foldercalled "My Backup -- 1408-08 2353" or should I have a single backup file called backup.bkf?

I'm trying to help someone, and they have a folder with the files already available instead of a single backup.bkf file. He wants to restore everything to the original location before the computer restore. How can he do that with the folder he has instead of a backup.bkf file?

The restore wizard is asking for a .bkf file to place everything in the original locations, and he doesn't have that.
 

A:After backup, should I have a "My Backup" folder or a backup.bkf file?

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This is for XP pro SP3.
If I specify the backup file location as the C drive and then ask that the C drive be backed up, will Backup continue to include more and more of its own backup file?

And yes, its a serious question. It will be my first time using backup.

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 
 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive.  The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.
 
On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else.  It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)
 
Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get  backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.
 
any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it. 

 
The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.
 
grateful for any help.
 
Cheers

A:Vista Backup and Restore - Mediaid.bin problem cant restore from backup on Seagate USB drive-backup location not found

If you get the following error when restoring your backup to its original HD (see error code bellow)Error Description:When you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer, you may receive the following error message: The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: The backup file could not be found. Check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). and the Mediaid.bin file is corrupted or lost, then use the following instructions for rebuilding it:1.Unzip the sdutil.zip file and rename it from sdutil.ex_ to sdutil.exe2.Copy the sdutil.exe to the root of the driver which contains the backup files3.Open the folder Catalogs located bellow the folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx?4.Copy the file GlobalCatalog.wbcat to the root of this HD5.Go to Start -> Execute and type CMD.exe6.At this ?DOS? window type: sdutil mediaid GlobalCatalog.wbcat [HD letter (as an example D:\)]7.A new MediaID.bin is created8.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore an older backup created in this machine9.If done: it?s over!10.If it fails: Map a network driver at your LAN11.Copy the MediaId.bin file to the root of the previous mapped LAN driver12.Copy the whole folder BackupSet ?aaaammdd? ?xxxxxx? to this same driver13.Try to restore the backup as usual using the advanced restore option and next the option restore backup created in another mach... Read more

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Hi there,

I am using windows backup, saving disk (C: ) and (E: ) (plus the system reserved I think not sure) to disk (F: ).

I recently have error 0x81000019 for the windows backup.

Disk "windows installation SSD" (C: ) has no system reserved partition
Disk "User/games"(E: ) has a system reserved partition 33% free space
Disk "Backup" (F: ) has a system reserved partition 70% free space (does the backup make this partition or is it junk from something?)

Could you please help me to clean this up and to have system reserved on the (C: ) disk. Plus to future proof from the error 0x81000019 stopping the backup.

I afraid to ruin the boot.

Thanks

A:I appear to have mess with system reserved & backup error 0x81000019

Welcome to the forum RHS
See the following thread :

Backup Error code: 0x81000019
Good luck

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Hello everyone.

I am thinking to convert my HDDs to Windows Dynamic Disks. I would love to use software RAID (Hardware Does not support RAID) and I see to do this I need to Convert HDDs to Dynamic Disks. I have done Dynamic Disk RAID 0 in Win XP era.

I heavily rely on the inbuilt Windows Image backup to Reset the system to Fully customized and tuned state as the need be. I came to read that Image backup does not like Backing up TO A DYNAMIC DISK.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

However, I am curious if the Image backup can successfully backup FROM and RESTORE TO a Dynamic disk , provided that WindowsImageBackup Itself is on a basic, USB HDD?

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My system:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
C-drive is a 250GB Plextor SSD
Acronis True Image 2011

Background:
I setup a weekly scheduled disk image of my system drive (C that gets sent to an external HDD (4TB). This was working very well for months with incremental backups most of the time and a full backup every five or six weeks. I recently noticed that my backups haven't been happening since mid-August. No errors or anything. They're just not running.

I opened Acronis and tried to run a backup manually. But when I click the Back Up button, nothing would happen. I recreated my backup scheme as a new backup and ran that. It runs, but my computer slows to a crawl and eventually (within minutes) nothing responds to my clicks in or out of Acronis. The hard drive light on the case lights up, and even after I've let it run for several hours, it never finishes. I have to reset the computer to get it back up and running again.

Changing compression levels or priorities doesn't make a difference.

I installed Macrium Reflect and tried running the same disk image backup there, but I had the same problem.

I also tried doing the backup using Windows backup program. The backup doesn't slow down or crash my computer, but it does fail at the end of the process. I get this error:

One of the backup files could not be created.
Details: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
Error code: 0x8078002A

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Hello,

Before I re-imaged my laptop, I made sure to do a backup of personal files + a system image in case things went wrong.

The imaging was successful, and now, the new Win7 OS recognizes the old backup as a backup from another computer (as it should).

However, is it possible to manage this old backup? (manage => edit)

Now that I don't need the old system image, I would prefer to get rid of it ... plus, I created a backup for my current image so there's quite a bit of space used by backup files..

Thanks

A:Managing a backup from a previous image (eg. deleting system image)

Should be able to just delete it, but more detail is needed for the best answer.

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I need a little help figuring this out. I made a backup image a while back on my network. Now that I want to re-image, I reboot as requested, wait for it to load, and Windows says it can't find my backup, "if it is on a network, close this window , type the network location."

Putting in the network location does nothing, I'm just returned to the screen where it would list the backup image if it had found it, but there's nothing there.

Thinking perhaps my NAS was the problem I copied the image onto a portable hard drive, but after rebooting into the restore program, Windows 7 doesn't find the USB drive.

I know the image was good, because I got an "image successful" message when I made it. Any ideas?

A:Image Restore can't find Backup Image

You say Windows can't find the USB drive, or is it the image file within the drive that it can't find?

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I'm having a problem with a system image (C: drive and System Reserved drive, that I made with a scheduled Windows Backup) and its size. I have a D: drive where I store it.

First of all, I noticed this in D: drive properties:

Used space of the whole drive is actually larger than the size of all the individually selected D: drive files, including hidden files.

Then I noticed this:

System image size reported by Windows Backup info is clearly larger than the size reported in the backup folder properties.

There's like 35 GB stored somewhere in the disk and I can't find them, how come this is possible? Is there something that I'm missing?

Thanks and sorry for my english.

A:"Windows Backup size" not reflecting actual backup file size

Windows backups makes a system image and a backup of the user folder of the user account by default.

So, that extra data is likely from your user folder.

Also be default windows backup will save multiple copies of your user folder on each backup, not just file changes.

Which also I think would explain this.

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I have a SanDisk Extreme SSD, 120MB, as my drive "C" dedicated to the OS and programs. I tried to use [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]Acronis [COLOR=blue !important]True[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] Image to make an image backup to two different drives on my system. In both cases it failed and trashed the hard drives.

I need suggestion(s) for a good Flash Drive to rotating disk drive image backup -- of course, would prefer free software, but will pay if necessary.

Thanks!

A:Need SSD Image Backup

Hi,

Have you considered Macrium Reflect for this task? Its free.

Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden

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Cant figgure it out. Using Windows 10 image backup, I can make one image backup to my USB  hard drive which I can see. It is about 45 GB and my C drive is about 114GB.Now I make another image backup in a few days and check it out on the same USB hard drive and the date and time has changed but all the files are zeroed out. Only empty folders.Any ideas?Thanks

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