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Windows Vista Backup storage

Q: Windows Vista Backup storage

Can't you use your own storage devices, my anti virus company makes it sound like I must purchase storage from them.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Vista Backup storage

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows Vista Backup storage

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Can someone give me a simple explanation of how Windows 10 backup works? I am not asking how to set it up, or how to create a system image, but rather how it behaves. When it backs up files, does it compare source with destination, then copy only if the source file of the same name is newer? Or, does it copy all files, regardless, filling up my external hard drive. I would like to limit the amount of storage for backup. In other words, if it's safe, I want to delete everything that is not up to date.
 

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Is anyone using Windows 7 to backup and restore a PC using Intel Rapid Storage Technology? I am using a a 32GB SSD to accelerate the main 1TB Hard drive. I am not sure how to proceed here, I don't want to experiment, I am looking for someone who is using a caching disk and how they go about backing up and restoring in windows 7. It seems like the Intel Rapid Storage Technology ads a level of complexity that is less than ideal. Possibly It might have been better to spend the extra money and go with just a SSD rather than trying to save money and add extra layers of work.
Any help or insight would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 backup with Intel Rapid Storage Technology Installed

 I don't have an SSD drive, but I can tell you for sure that you don't want the buggy Windows 7 backup program.  I've been using the FREE program Easeus Todo Backup Free for about the last 3 years on 7 computers and it works great for me.  
The March 2012 issue of PC World was very high on the FREE program from Easeus and so is CNET.  In my experience with a variety of configurations I have to say I'm very impressed.  Like Ghost (which unfortunately is no longer on the market) it will back up to a networked drive, and it will create a boot CD for when your PC won't boot.  Don't download from CNET unless you want to get malware, but you can see CNET's review of it at
 http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Todo-Backup-Free/3000-2242_4-10964460.html?tag=mncol;1#editorsreview .
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 CNET has a lot of backup program reviews at 
http://download.cnet.com/windows/backup-software/?tag=contentBody;sideBar .
 
Some of these are free (last time I checked there were over 300), some have free trials (over 1000), and some are purchase only (over 200).
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External hard drives are best for backup. You can get a 1 TB one for around $50. You can also buy a 32 GB flash drive for under $20.  It's the best insurance you can ever buy!
 
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I hope this helps.  Good luck

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When I try to setup backup/restore on a Win7 Pro system it seems to be insisting that I provide a user name and password for a network attached storage (NAS) device.  There is no user name and password required for any other users to access the device. 
The only user name and password associated with the NAS device is the one used for administration.  This user name and password is unknown to Windows (or at least has never been overtly supplied to Windows).
It might be worth pointing out that this NAS is a standalone device supplied by Western Digital.  I believe that it uses a built-in, stripped down, hardened, and proprietary adaption of a Linux operating system that utilizes SAMBA for supporting access
via Windows operated computers.  The drives are formatted in the EXT3 format commonly used on Linux systems.  As best I can tell Windows 7 backup/restore isn't able to use such a device for storing backup files.  I'm hoping that I'm wrong but
need help to figure out how to get around this gotcha.

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Hi.

Many websites have a default icon showing next to the URL in the address bar. I am able to make a shortcut to my desktop and the website icon is carired over, so you could click on it.

Some of these "custom" icons are very colorful and informative.

Where are these icons stored on my system and are they accessible to use? Kindly let me know the filesystem locations for XP and Vista.

TIA
 

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Hello,

My father has purchased a laptop a month ago or so, and it runs windows vista. I wanted to install windows xp on the laptop, but as soon as the windows xp cd started to load windows on the dos mode I recieved a message stating that my driver cannot be identified or something like that. So I called the gateway tech support and they told me that this laptop has this message that i recieved because of their policy and that you are really not supposed to downgrade and all that nonsense.

However, the technician also told me that it is possible to install the windows xp on my laptop, and all I needed was something called MASS STORAGE CONTROLLER in order for the laptop to identify the hardrive or driver.

Would anyone be able to tell me how I can successfully install windows xp on my laptop so that I can be ready to use it for school soon.

Thank you,
 

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Hello, at first I thought I had a virus (blue screens appearing often), then I thought I had a corrupted driver or systems file. So I got a 2TB USB external hard drive and backed up EVERYTHING from my Internal hard drive. After running all sorts of tests my internal hard drive, it does NOT pass the diagnostics test and always stops on the same spot on the internal hard drive. It is getting harder and harder to boot to my internal "C" drive without getting some kind of blue screen. I'm pretty sure now it is my "C" internal drive that is going down and malfunctioning and I'm convinced now to go ahead and either startup my existing Vista SP2 that I have backed up on my external "K" drive, or if I cannot, then do a new clean install of Vista 86x (32 bit) on the "K" drive. My boot sequence is as follows: 1. Floppy 2 DVD 3. USB "K" external drive 4. C internal drive (eventually when I can get everything fixed, I will DISABLE my "C" drive. When I boot my computer without my Vista Disk, it bypasses the "K" drive because either all the "loadup data" is inside a file folder and is not exposed, or I do not have the right "load up" files in the right place. When I look at the copied autoexec.bat and config.sys files, I do not see anything in those files that would "load" my existing Vista, instead it just goes right past the "K" USB drive and right to the "C"... Read more

A:How to start Windows Vista on a USB Hard drive that has a Vista backup already on it

I think you would find it easier to make a backup image of your C: drive. Buy a new internal drive, and restore to it. Use an imaging program such as Macrium or ToDo.

you may find additional free imaging progams on
thefreecountry.com: Free Programmers' Resources, Free Webmasters' Resources, Free Security Resources

You might be able to get Vista to boot from a USB. But to perfect it likely requires a lot of trial and error on a working system. To try to do it on a crippled machine is setting yourself up for headaches.

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Hi all. If it ain't one thing, it's another.

I do a "create system image" on my three Windows 7 computers each Sunday. Ususally there are no problems but today I get the attached message on one computer.

I saw a suggestion to disable my antivirus program so I tried that with the same results. All 3 computers use the same AV program and they did not see that message.

Can any of you folks get me headed in the right direction so I can get out of this mess? I have attached a screen capture of the error message plus a graphic of the system spec.

Backup goes on an external 500G backup drive.

Thanks

A:Backup Failure--Failure in creating a directory on backup storage dir.

I have found Acronis Trueimage to be the easiest and most user-friendly.

If you purchase a Seagate, WD or Maxtor, you can get the Acronis Trueimage software (free) and make an image of your OS and

put it on your external hdd. Don't forget to click "verify" in options.

If you need to recover your OS ( including programs, updates, etc) you can do it with a few clicks.

You can also use Easeus for free and any hdd will work.

Also, make a boot CD -you can start the program from Start Menu, but in case of a catastrophic failure and you can't boot, the CD will open your saved image and you will recover your OS in minutes.

Seagate - DiscWizard | Seagate

WD - WD Support

Easeus - EASEUS Todo Backup Free 6.1 Download for Windows / FileHorse.com

Here's a link (page 2) with pics to guide you.

What is an very easy Backup & Recovery of disk imaging?

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I'm running Win7 on my Lenovo T400. I use a wireless router and a LinkSys NAS200 network storage. I'm having a hard time trying to set up backup on the net storage. It worked fine with my XP laptop. I can access the files on the net storage using my browser, so it appears that the network is working, but I haven't been able to map a network drive, and the Win7 backup can't find it.

Any help?

Thanks,
E C Yarter

A:How can I set up backup to network storage?

Did the LinkSys NAS200 come with an install CD/DVd to map drives & setup a backup program ?

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Hi everyone!

I have been a faithful user of Norton products for years (despite some problems I and others have had) as I like some aspects of their products which I could not find elsewhere (*see below for what I need).

I have used Norton Ghost 15 on Windows 7 Professional since I got it in 2010 (hopefully my system info was attached to the bottom of my post like the others here--its been a while since I needed help). Suddenly, (last year!) it vanished from all locations on the Computer. I don't know why, the site of course is closed down as Norton does not sell it anymore, I could not make a copy of it as it was purchased from their online store. I thought I downloaded a file to save when I got it, but searches of computer files everywhere come up empty... the link on the desktop I always used says it goes nowhere.

Of course Norton is not helpful as they have a new product SSR (see Link at end of this question for data sheet) which does a lot more than just Norton Ghost, and according to their website I have to remove all traces of Norton Ghost before installing it (might be a problem in future if the computer can no longer locate any remaining pieces of Norton Ghost 15 to remove, the SSR might not work, but I'm getting ahead of myself here.)

Purpose of this post:

I would like to find a different backup/restore program which works successfully, without failing, on Windows 7 x64 Professional and wondering if anyone here has any favorites.

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A:Need a new Backup & Storage program

Hi you can check out macrium reflect and see if it something you might be interested in. Macrium Reflect Backup and Hard Disk Imaging for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003/2008

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My current external hard drive is falling apart and I'm going to purchase a new piece of hardware. What do people use to store their backups? I've been considering:

external hard drive
internal hard drive
internal hard drive with an external case
USB flash memory
Blu-ray burner and rewritable disks (just an idea)
For an external hard drive I've been looking at USB 3 interfaces but most of them have disks doing 5400rpm. How come external hard drive disks have a slow rpm and is it a problem?
 

A:What do people use for backup storage?

Depends on how important the data is and how much data you are backing up. I would not use the Blu-ray discs (too expensive) or the USB Flash drive (not much capacity for the price). The internal drive will involve a little more work to install, although the transfer speeds higher and the cost will be lower. The external drive and the internal drive in an external case (basically the same thing, only thing that will vary is cost) is the most convenient method. It will be the easiest to restore to another pc.

As far as the rpm, the difference between 5400 and 7200 rpm probably will not affect you much since it is just for backups. The average seek time between these two speeds is only about 1ms different. So unless you are backing up massive amounts of data, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
 

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I am trying to use the Vista BackUp and restore utility to store my important files on a machine attached to the network.
I need to enter a username, with null password to access this drive.
I can happily browse the network drive using Windows Explorer, and am able to copy files both ways.
When I try to use the Backup And Restore utility, I am prompted to enter a username and password. IF I enter the username and null password I use in Explorer, I am told that I need to enter a Username And Password. If I enter a password, I am told it is incorrect.

Is there a way of telling Windows that I HAVE entered the username and correct (null) password?
 

A:Backup to network storage

For scheduled tasks, and perhaps other tasks with Vista, you need a password on the account in question. Why not just create a password for the resource?
 

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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 all,

please bear with me on this, it may be long, but i'd really appreciate some input from the more experienced gurus on this.

As I.T. Manager in our company i have to put a Disaster Recvoery Plan in action for the I.T.

Currently we have an LTO tape drive in a Dell tower server which backups up 500gb fully once per week (takes 4 tapes and 3 days), with weekday incrementals after that (takes 1 tape), all across the whole system of 4 servers.
Now, here are the options (loosely) that i'm thinking of;

1. Install an autoloader with 8 or 16 tapes so that backup doesn't take 3 days due to manual loading of tapes. Take tapes off-site.
Pros: cheaper, faster. Cons: not as reliable imho.

2. Install NAS or SAN box to hold all data. Create wireless bridge (100Mbit) to our other site 200 yards away. Use some appropriate synchronsing software that will on its first run, probably take a weekend to sync. all the data across to the other site, and from then on, should be just nightly sync'ing of the data changes during that day.
This could also work in reverse for the other unit, so that their data is store off-site too.
Pros: more reliable? less human interaction to screw it up. Cons: Price

Ok, so does anyone have any opinions on the 2 options i'm exploring?
Personally i like the sound of option 2, so can anyone recommend an appropriate program to sync the data the way i want it?
Do you have any other options to put forward?

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A:Data backup/storage solution for DRP

Filesystem synchronisation is not that good of an idea.. What if the synchronisation happens after disaster has struck and good data on the "backup" gets overwritten? You need to have several copies of backed up data at any point in time.

I would recommend - daily incrementals and weekly full backups to disk. Either a plain single huge SATA drive or some sort of an array (you can go up to monster standalone SCSI RAID enclosures here) depending on your desire for speed and/or redundancy. Backup to disk is fast and (selective) restore is amazingly fast. You can use filesystem synchronisation or backup software - doesn't matter.

Copy the backup disk contents to tape at any suitable time for offsite keeping or archival. Still needs an autoloader or a library for that I suppose...

If you are interested in disastoer recovery and archival is not necessary at all, then you can foget about tape completely. Just make several copies of the backup disk(s) whenever you feel like it.
 

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Had a hundred GBs show up on my Local Disk (E:) drive. Unable to locate what or where they are. Can only account for less that 40 GBs on the drive. How do I find and get rid of the 100 + GBs? This photo illustrates my dilemma:

A:Unaccounted For Storage on Backup Drive

Try this program http://windirstat.info/ its a tool to find files that eat disk space.
 
Do you have any restore points (system restore on that drive)
 
Can you post a disk management? 

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Hi,
I have 3 drives in my system,
64gb boot Health System Active
640g Apps Health Primary 376gfree
500g storage Healthy Primary 496gfree

I'm trying to a backup with a system image,
It says for the storage drive when selected that it will not do a system image.
But when I select the 640, it doesnt say it wont, but will not let me choose any files from that drive.


Not sure what is going on,
thanks for any help.

A:Cant select storage drive for backup.

Please clarify:

Are those 3 separate drives, each with one partition?

Or is this all one drive containing 3 partitions?

Are you trying to make an image of just the 64 g partition?

An image file cannot be stored on the source partition.

What application are you using to make the image?

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Currently I use about 110GB of my total system and I would like to
puchase something for backup at a reasonable price ( $50-75 ).
I would appreciate your recommendations.
Thanks
 

A:Solved: External Backup Storage

You will have to increase your budget a bit. Most ready made external drives will cost you closer to $100. See the list here -> http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=414&name=External-Hard-Drives

Good luck
 

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For the last year or so I used the following as my backup strategy in case of fire/water damage: take weekly backups on a slim portable drive that I lock up in water and fire proof safe.

I'm starting to think of leveraging technology and putting the whole backup on auto-pilot, so I had the idea of using the following strategy:

1) Daily incremental backups of entire system on external hard drive that's always hooked up to the computer (and not protected from disaster)
2) Daily incremental backups of important files only (<10GB) on online storage

Any thoughts on this strategy? What solutions do I have available?
I'm thinking:

1) Acronis True Image online backup - 25 GB for $5/month; apparently should be pretty easy to use.
2) Some kind of cloud storage that I can just map as a drive and do incremental backups to it.
3) Other?
 

A:Backup: off-site storage solutions?

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Lately, I'm using many different services (as long as they're safe) to store everything I can online to get my laptop and somehow my house, well lighter. I am quite sure I'm not the only one, but I'm curious to know what do you use to backup your data.
Here's my list of my favourite ones so far:
evernote but mostly as a bookmark tool
dropbox, googledrive and skydrive for photos, docs or work stuff
unioncy recenlty found, where I moved my products documentation like warranties and receipts
 
 
Any suggestion? Do you use something different I can try out?
 

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Hello all (again)

This has been driving me crazy. After spending about 4 hours trying to get it to work, Vista refuses to back up my computer. I keep getting this box:
I have done all I know how to do, including creating a partition bigger than the one my OS is housed on (500gbs) and it is still not big enough apparently. The Seven backup worked amazingly, but Vista seems to not like it.

Any suggestions? I believe I need to reset the size of the Shadow Copy or something, but VSSAdmin did not recognize the partition....

~Lordbob

A:Backup - Insufficient Storage (0x8004231F)

Hi David,

Just an idea but could this be more to do with the free space you have on the drive you are backing up from, (where the temp files are built), rather than the space on the drive you are backing up to.

Just an idea - I've had the same sort of error but only when the backup drive is almost full

Update

not sure if this may help ...

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question...5043710AAqklgN

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My brand new laptop HP Pavilion dv9208 already has a storeage problem. The D drive has 6.59 GB of storeage space but ihas already used up 95% of it leaving me only 627MB of space left. Not even enough to do a backup. The space is being used up by the HP recovery. I did make a recovery disc. When I look at the D Drive properties I see that the "compress this drive to save disc space" box is not checked. My question; should I compress this drive? Will it really help save space and if not can I un-compress it? I've never messed with the D Drive before because I've always thought it was hallowed ground. Any suggestions/advice. Thanks in advance

A:D Drive Storage/backup Problem

Do Not, I repeat do not mess with the D drive on the HP this is your recovery partition, and contains the first back up of all your original software. the second back up is on the disks that you made. There should be an instruction phamplet that came with the laptop on how to use this partition.

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I am paying for Mozy online backup now and have seen advertised some free online storage sites. I just wondered if any of you have a good free online site that you use. If I change I would prefer to get a review of someone who has used a site. Thanks,

A:Free Online Backup Storage

ADrive | 50GB Free Online Storage, Online Backup, Cloud Storage is good. Besides, if you have a Live Hotmail A/C, you can use Online Storage | Share Files with Shared Folders | Windows Live SkyDrive as well.

P.S.: I use Skydrive for most purposes.

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I had an issue where connecting a printer to my PC caused a short circuit somewhere that popped the fuse on my power strip and ruined the printer. The PC shutdown but I was able to boot up fine due to safe guards in my motherboard. However of all my hard drives the one that I keep my backup and all of my photos, music and writings on was listed as Drive D instead of it's Former Drive E. I have used free trial software to confirm all of my 1300 GB of missing Data is in the unallocated partition of the same size. How do I make this available to me again without spending money?
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Windows 10
Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 780
Hard Drives: Samsung EVO 250 SSD (C WDC 3TB WDC 2TB
Motherboard: ASUS HERO MAXIMUS VI
Antivirus: None
 

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Hello,

I just went out and purchased a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 2.0 hard drive for about $100 because I thought it was too good to pass up. Now I am having second thoughts, and wondering if I should return it, or if I got a good deal. I need to upgrade my Windows 7 OS to 64 bit from 32 bit because, I am told, the 32 bit version does not access all of the new 4GB of memory that I recently installed, but the 64 bit will. So, being the pack rat that I am with documents and files, I just wanted to dump all of my documents and downloads and pictures and videos onto a large Hard Drive and then deal with them later.

Then, I would reformat my notebook computer's HDD and install fresh Win 7 64 bit and Office 2010 64 bit. But, I also need a backup system for this setup. I have been using Mozy automated backup, but I would like to somehow get rid of that fee of $5 monthly. I know it is not a lot, but if I keep paying it forever, it will be.

The way Mozy works is that it automatically backs up changed files in the background, and even can back up open files. Then you go to their Website and choose files if you ever need to restore one or all of your files. I would like a system to run this way on my laptop.

What I was thinking is that the laptop could backup to the desktop thru my wifi network, using a Mozy type of system. Then the desktop would have the 2 TB hd connected, and that would automatically be backed up. So, the notebook, would have 2 back up sets, one o... Read more

A:Is this a good setup for backup and file storage?

I had Mozy for the last two years and it is a good backup system. Like yourself I got tired of paying and wanted to find a different way to backup. I kind of got lost in your explanation, but here is what I am doing. My HD has two partitions, one with Win 7 and my programs and the other has my personal data files. I also have a second HD divided into two partitions that I use for my backups. I use Macrium to backup my two partitions of one HD to the two partitions of the other HD. It automatically backsup each night and is as convenient as Mozy. You need to get the backup HD quite a bit bigger than the OS / Data HD as it backs up the complete HD each night so you have to delete the old backups every week or so. It works pretty good and is simple.

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Hi all,

Recently I thought that I'd better start backing up my data, because we never know when disaster may strike. In addition to backing up stuff to my external HD, I decided to also upload important documents onto a free online storage server. After doing some research (features I was primarily looking at included storage space, the ability to do uploading automatically (ie. sync as files change), as well as no bandwidth restrictions),
I narrowed down the list to either a-drive (http://www.adrive.com ) or Mozy (http://mozy.com/)

A-Drive has a much bigger space (50GB), however as it is a new service & the 50gb space is so much, I'm worried that it will go bankrupt / shutdown after a while.

Mozy seems more reliable (for both service & the software it comes with), however the space is much smaller, only 2GB.
What is your opinion(s)? Many Thanks!

A:Free Online Backup storage choice

Well, there's mediafire, mozy, and 4shared. But then again, mediafire does delete things that have high traffic due to warez overload so be careful not to bloat the main folder and instead create subfolders and don't share them if you're going to use it for backup storage.

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Hello everyone. I am not an IT pro, but recently put together this proposed, personal system image and data backup plan for a couple of computers in my home. The laptop has two 240GB SSDs (1 OS, 1 Data), and the desktop has a 256GB SSD (OS drive) and 1TB and 2TB data drives. I also have an external 2TB and (as of today) external 6TB HDD. These are both connected via USB3 when needed. I keep the 2TB drives synced with my video files using SyncToy. This allows me to take the external drive on trips so that I can work on videos while on the road.

I do a lot of video work and a big chunk of my data is videos or video production related files (audio, jpg, png, etc. etc). My current storage requirement for these files is around 640GB.

The only part of the proposed plan that is not in place yet, is the unlimited Cloud storage. I've been looking at Crashplan for this purpose but want to do some more research first.

If you have experience and insight in to this topic I would appreciate any feedback on my proposed plan.

Thanks in advance!

A:Help Evaluating My Personal Backup & Storage Plan

For some using on-line backup doesn't work well because it takes a long time to upload (and restore) large amounts of files - as you probably have working with video editing.

Plus there was a story in the news recently about a on-line storage site claiming to have off-site storage and multiple locations for backuping up customer data but in fact did not, and lost their customers data when hackers got in and demanded ransom then discovered storage site techs trying to remove hack - at which time they erased all the customer data.

I like the external storage options (NAS) and you can store the drives off site if your concerned about fire/etc.

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. On C:\ 83.5 GB space used, on G:\ (external drive) 930 GB free. The initial Windows Backup up failed 'Insufficient Storage', Exception Code 0x8100009.

This also occurred when I tried to backup to D:\ 395 GB free.

Any ideas?

A:Initial Backup fails Isufficient Storage

  
Quote: Originally Posted by amoll


I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. On C:\ 83.5 GB space used, on G:\ (external drive) 930 GB free. The initial Windows Backup up failed 'Insufficient Storage', Exception Code 0x8100009.

This also occurred when I tried to backup to D:\ 395 GB free.

Any ideas?


If you have "system" files on any drive besides the C the Win 7 backup will also attempt to back up that drive.
If you had system backup checked when you tried to back up the D, same deal.
If none of that applies, I suggest trying out the free Macrium Reflect
See whs's article and get his Macrium WinPE ISO. It works.
A quick google of that error tells me you may be better off taking that easy path.

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McAfee Online Backup is a new secure online service for consumers that stores and encrypts digital assets.

It is a completely automated service that offers unlimited storage ? consumers do not need to remember when to back up files or decide which files are important to backup and which are not. A secure server online ensures all of their precious files remain safe in the event something happens to their computer.





Link -
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A:Unlimited storage online backup service from McAfee.

It seems to be a good. There are many online backup services available on net nowadays for incremental backup. Currently I am using BackupandShare.com for my pc backup and with them I am getting unlimited backup space and mobile access too But surely I will try this service also.

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I'm looking to set up a couple of VM hosts and am trying to decide how to set up the storage,
Storage Technolgy - I was thinking about SSDs as our current servers have 146gb SAS drives and we don't have space issues, 256gb SSDs would give us room for future expansion. What model of SSDs would be best? I only have experience with Samsung 830s, are there server grade drives we are not heavy usage?
Connectivity/Backup - I'm unsure how best to connect whatever storage I decide on, I'd like to be able to move VMs between the two Hosts to load balance and for redundancy if one host goes down.

I've had a bit of a look into iSCSI as FC is probably out of my budget and it looks like it would help by centralsing all the VMs, backup could be to a secondary iSCSI host. I'm not sure of the performance I'd get though without going to 10gb.

The other option would just be local raid cards with additional slow SATA storage to cross backup the VMs, looking around most VM hosts have live backup utilities that would do the job then if a host failed it would just be a case of moving the VM to the primary storage from the backup and starting it again. (changing the backup to local until the other host comes back up) I could then back the slow storage to portable disks to take off site in case of loss of both hosts or for data recovery.
 

A:Storage and Backup for Dual Host-Virtual Servers

Could anyone please reccomend a better forum for this type of question?
 

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I was asked by answers.Microsoft.com to refer this question to this forum.

BTW there doesn't seem to be an option for Windows 10 forum. So I  had to choose Windows 8.


1st of all everything was fine until 2nd of December.

My Laptop installation of Winodw 7 and then upgraded to 10 was configured from the start to have the USER folders (u sing a script provided by Microsoft) on an SD card through an Expresscared media read/write because my system disk is a 64gig SSD
( which BTW means that system restore has been disabled).

on 3rd of December when:

I turned the machine on it couldn'the read my user profile.I tried to login in safe mode but I got sihost warning: unknown hard Error! But I got into prompt screen and ran diskpartThere is an inbuilt SD card reader slot in the machine where I store large downloadBut the system could only see the main SSD and the expresscared SD card with user folders on itI ran sfc /scannow &  then DISM and the sfc /scannow again until both were successful.But again diskpart  only detected the SSD and Expresscard SD cardBut the attributes on the SD card claims that Current state read-only : Yes although read-only flag is No.I have checked the SD card on other machines and it is not write protectedI have tried introducing writeprotected entry in the registry with values of 0 and 1 without successI have tried everything else that I could in Safe mode but other than what is expected in safemode (e... Read more

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Backup did work until I wanted to backup some new files, programs. Shadow Copy will start, then halfway thru it stopped with this message:"access denied, error #0x80070005. I went into all my folders/files to ensure that none of my folders are marked "encrypt"....none was found; also checked to ensure I have permission (as Admin.) to have full control. Guys & Gals, please help!

A:Windows Vista Backup

Activate Hidden Admin user account and see it it gets same 0x8007005 error -

Enable Hidden Admin Account - sysnative.com

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Hello everyone!
I was recently backing up the data on our new Windows Vista emachines W3611 computer with the Windows Backup Tool. When it required Disc 3 to be inserted, it simply locked up, displayed a blue screen of death for about 2 seconds, and rebooted by itself.
How do I solve this problem? Thanks.
-Glen

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What message does the Blue Screen display? You may be able to locate it in the Event Viewer also.

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hi could anyone tll me if it is possible to backup both windows xp and windows vista to 1 external usb2 hard drive

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Are you talking about data or the OS? Either way, by partitioning and assigning drive letters it should be possible.

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Hi,

This is regarding windows vistor backup.
I did backup on laptop yesterday, I have selected the recovery disc(D.
once the backup gets started i could see my disc(D getting full.
So i have stopped it.

my questions is,
* whether it will overwrite my old backup or it will append the lateast update done on my laptop?

* whether it will create a problem while restoring via restore point, if I have stopped the backup intermediately?

* what is different between "backup and restore" & "restore point"?

Thanks,
Vignesh

A:Windows Vista Backup pbm

Originally Posted by vignesh


Hi,

This is regarding windows vistor backup.
I did backup on laptop yesterday, I have selected the recovery disc(D.
once the backup gets started i could see my disc(D getting full.
So i have stopped it.

my questions is,
* whether it will overwrite my old backup or it will append the lateast update done on my laptop?

* whether it will create a problem while restoring via restore point, if I have stopped the backup intermediately?

* what is different between "backup and restore" & "restore point"?

Thanks,
Vignesh



These two terms go hand-and-hand with each other but a backup is more specifically saving information, (programs, files, etc), on an extra drive so there is room for mistakes/errors.

A restore point is something used to revert changes/go back to an earlier date.

I hope this helped with these two terms. I am sorry that I could not help with the rest of your problem.

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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Hi all,

I've been infected with what I think is the sndog worm, and I've got "XP Internet Security" obviously from P2P torrent sites. Somehow, Firefox works without problems, but AVG couldn't fix it when it first invaded my system and now neither Malwarebytes, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, nor AVG will run. It's in my prefetch folder as AVE.exe. If my dad (a network tech) can't pull it over our home network and destroy it from another PC, I'm prepared to just wipe my drive and start over from the beginning, but I have 50 gig of music and recordings (I'm a musician, and these are very important to me) as well as various documents that I would need to back up first. Is it safe to copy them to our network attached storage device without infecting my whole house? Copying to another drive would be a pain (I'm using a Gateway M6846 laptop running XP SP3) but if I have to do that to protect my network I guess I have no choice.

Thank you to anyone ahead of time for your help.

Noah

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Hi noahhalvorson, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.and now neither Malwarebytes, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, nor AVG will run.As far as I know, MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware has been updated to deal with this infection... Use information from this post: link to run MBAM and perform a full system scan (with program updated) with it... Post the logfile here and let us know what problem remains... Note: If your Firefox browser works, closing it and renaming the MABM' file to firefox.exe should do the trick...

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Hello. I am trying to be better at being organized/maintaining my system by externalizing my files: music files, pictures, backups, VMs, etc.

Recently I used one hard drive (~270 GB and labeled H:\) for my backups and iTunes library. I started with the iTunes library and got that perfect so that it now points to the only folder directory in H:\

Now I moved on to setting up the Windows backups. I set it up to back up only the 'Files in libraries and personal folders for all users'. SUCCESS! I see that it installs directly to the root of the H:\ and even has some hidden files.

I read some boards and realized that I had not checked 'Include a system image of drives: System Reserved, (C:\)'. I went back to manage my backups and made sure this was selected and attempted to back up. FAIL. "A shadow copy could not be created. Please check 'VSS' and 'SPP' application event logs for more information. Details: insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data."

I reverted back and unchecked the box. Tried to back up just the libraries and personal folders again. FAIL. Same error message. I then tried to delete the old backup and even the hidden files (leaving my iTunes directory still on H:\). Then attempted again. FAIL.

What have I done to not allow back ups to be done now? Clearly it can't be space issue. I have ~260 GB still left on the drive. Please advise. Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot backup anymore (insufficient storage...shadow copy data)

Do the following to clarify the situation: Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command in and then hit Enter =>

vssadmin list shadowstorage /on=H:

Then right click on the Cmd window and click Select All, then right click again on the Cmd window and you have the content of Cmd on your clipboard. Then paste it here into the message window.

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What are my lowest cost options to create backups?
Can I upload my data from ext hard drive to another pc, convert Fat32 to NTFS using XP Covert utility and xfr data back to ext HD? By doing this, will the XP wizard be successful in making a backup on the converted ext HD?
 

A:Error trying to backup xp on external Hard Drive storage device

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A:windows vista pc complete backup

Greetings .

If you're using Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate then yes, the Complete PC Backup saves your installed programs and all of your settings so that when your restore from it the drive or drives you backed up are exactly the same as they were when you performed the backup.

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Help!!

A:Windows Vista backup system

You can use 7-zip to extract all the files by selecting all of them at the same time then right click then under 7zip goto extract files. here is the link.

7-Zip

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A:Making A Windows Vista Backup Cd

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Hey guys,

I was using Windows Vista for about a year and decided to delete the OS from my laptop and load XP back on... The removal went smooth mush to my surprise. Now that I have successfully loaded Windows XP onto the laptop I am trying to utilize the back up images I left from Vista on an external hard drive. I am unable to do so. Any help with this process would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
John

A:Windows Image Backup with Vista

Well...you must use the same software to restore a backup...as was used to compile it.

I have my doubts about restoring any system backup to an external drive, but I've never tried it (because it did not make any sense to me and I have plenty of hard drives, no need for an external which is slower than a drive connected directly to the motherboard).

I've not ever used Vista (installed it briefly just to see if the disk worked).

Louis

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http://www.ehow.com/how_5274029_restore-vista-home-premium-installed.html
 

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Thank You.
 

A:Windows Vista Backup Errors

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Each Windows Vista edition includes a ‘basic’ restore option. Located in: Start>> Control Panel>> Backup and Restore center. Vista allows users to automate the process quickly and easily. This feature includes such options as, how often you would like your system backed up. What day to run this process and what time of the day. Scheduling couldn’t be easier as the "Simple Backup Wizard" guides you through the scheduling process.

If you are using either Business, Ultimate or Enterprise editions, you have a feature called "Complete PC Backup and Restore" available to you. This is a very comprehensive, image-based backup tool used in the event of:

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The Complete PC Backup and Restore tool is capable of restoring the entire PC environment which includes all Windows and data files, installed programs and individual user settings. You can also take your system back to its original state and even restore the PC environment to a replacement PC if necessary.

If you are not able to boot your computer to the hard drive, you can access ‘Complete PC Backup and Restore’ using your installation CD
 

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