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

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

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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?

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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: 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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I ran across this software and wondered if anyone has any experience with it?

Free backup and restore software for system backup and restore, partition or disk backup and restore, disk clone and disk image under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/2003/2008..

I am about to purchase an upgrade to Acronis, but figured this would save me $30!

Thanks,

A:Free Image/Backup Software

Many members like this

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

or this

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

Each mentioned many times in the fourm. Never saw yours mentioned here. That may be a clue for you

Your OS, also has a good back up; system image.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4241/...-in-windows-7/

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Im looking for the best choice for backing up a full partitions as an image to a network drive or an ftp server. I have found a couple of decent progs but i wanted to get a few opinions from everyone here before i make a decision. I have alot of machines and a limited budget so free is obviously the best choice. TIA.

Note-Machines range from Win Nt to Win Xp.

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A:Best Free Image Backup Software.

Read this article here, it will help you with your choices:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm
 

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I'm looking for a slick, easy-to-use, and free software utility to perform a complete disk image backup. Must be reasonably easy to use, as it's in case of a crash on my sister's computer. Hers is running Windows XP. If the backup can be onto an external USB-connected hard drive, excellent.

For that matter, if there's one that is all that great, I'd like to use it myself to make a perfect image backup of a new computer (before I corrupt it with the usual alterations) . . .

If there isn't something free to fit the above bill, what commercial disk imaging software would you recommend??

Thanks Kindly!

GroovyGuy
 

A:is there a Best Free Image-Backup Software?

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1. Instead of backing up my system to an external harddrive, I want to back it up to a 128GB flash drive. I have formatted the flash drive to NTFS standards. When I run Windows Backup, the program gives only two choices: backup to harddrive or backup to DVD. How can I trick the system to allow me to backup to my flash drive?

2. If there is no simple workaround for using Windows Backup as in 1. above, is there a free program (not a free trial!) that will let me backup my C:\ drive to my flash drive?

3. Could I fool the system by copying my last backup files from my external harddrive to my flash drive and then running a new system backup to my flash drive? Is it worth a try, or is it a certain to fail?

Thanks!
 

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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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Both 32 Bit and 64 Bit Versions of Backup & Recovery 10 Compact and System Backup 9.5 for free until 7/12.

Info:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Suite

System Backup

Downloads:

License software - free backup, partition freeware, data recovery

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A:Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 and System Backup 9.5 Free till 7/12

Good find, Thanks Bill.

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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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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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Recently I was looking for a way to save an image of my hard drive so that I could restore it ANY time to ANY computer. After setting up so many personal settings and various wallpapers, desktops and all the documents saved on particular subjects, it is a real downer when your system crashes and you have to start reloading from 'scratch'.
Well, the information that I got from the following website, including the free software, has taken care of all my worries. Not only can you save an exact disk image to a hard disk partition, or to a different hard disk drive, but you can save to a USB flash memory stick (which I do all the time). There are also ways to make the USB device bootable.
Check out the following site ---> there are many treasures there. smile.gif

Free Hard Disk Backup and Restore, Hard Disk Image and Cloning Utilities (thefreecountry.com)

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A:Free Hard Disk Backup / Restore and Image / Cloning Utilities

Free Drive Cloners/Imagers:

Macrium Reflect
Paragon Drive Backup Express
Clonezilla (Bare-metal restoration from image)
Partimage
Dubaron Diskimage
SystemRescueCD
EaseUs Disk Copy (Copies disks or partitions)
XXClone
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
Drive Image XML
Partition Saving
PCI CloneMaxx
HDClone
DriveClonerXP
Self-Image
copyr.dma (Copies disk with bad sectors for recovery)

Commercial Apps:

Paragon Drive Backup
Easy Image
[email protected] Disk Image
O&O DiskImage
Acronis True Image Home
Farstone Drive Clone (Drive image, snapshots, file/folder backups.)
EAZ-FIX Professional and Easy Image
Drive Snapshot
ShadowProtect (Also online backups.)
Keriver Image
Avanquest Copy Commander
Paragon Drive Backup
NovaBackup
R-Drive Image
Norton Ghost
HDClone Pro or Enterprise
Terabyte Image for Windows
Terabyte Image for DOS (can directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions)
Spotmau Disk Clone & Backup
 

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Hi all,
Due to my dell inspiron 14" 7447 have problem after use with window 10 for few month, (get kernel security check failure) cannot fix easy, so I have recover  from win 8 (dell ssd build in  and them update to win10 again) , everything work fine, but when I try to make a new backup , it always show as follow, then crash even time. How can I fix it?
Tks all.
H

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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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I run some classes for seniors, one of which is on backing up.

For Windows 7 backup program we look at at the initial setting up.
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For subsequent classes I would like to repeat this, but have not found a way to go back to the condition of backup not yet set.

Is there a way to do this?

A:Revert the backup and restore window to "backup not set"

Hello dsim,

You could use the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup back to default conditions to not being setup again.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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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

I can back up a non-system drive just fine, so it se... Read more

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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 had been using File History, but then for some reason it no longer backs up my folders. Besides, it seems I cannot set it up to backup only selected folders. The only choice I seem to have is to backup all HD.
I need to be able to
1. have a 2nd (and maybe a 3rd) copy of photos/videos and personal files in external HDs.
2. Once I copy new photos from source to PC, Backup software should be able to identify what's new and copy it to backup locations.
3. In the event when duplicates exist, Backup software should be able to suggest/request removal of them.

Any suggestions to other features are more than welcome, even if it's just to make better use of File History.

Thanks in advance guys!

JDL

A:Can one suggest an excellent free/nearly free BackUp app

Sorry I don't know much about free as over the years I have found that free is not always free and recovering your data when something bad happens. And It will happen. It just isn't worth taking a chance on free.
I use and still use Acronis True Home Image. I'll continue using this program on BIOS/MBR computers.
When we started using newer machines that are UEFI/GPT Acronis did not step up to the plate for several years 2011 through 2014 they advertised that they were UEFI complaint. While at the same time they were not able to restore a working OS Booting Hard Drive. This was a nightmare to a lot of us. I understand that in April 2014 they came out with an update that did make ATHI 2014 actually work. I can't say for sure as by this time I had found Macrium Reflect which is a very good back up program/ Imaging program that actually Clones or Images UEFI GPT machines and 100% restores booting OS hard drives/SSD. The main reason that I'll be moving everything over to Reflect is One it works, two there tech support is English speaking highly experienced people that actualy work directly with the product.
The free addition will work good for disk Images and for Cloning. If you want to use file and folder backup you'll have to pay for a license. I personally caught a 30% off sale and got a Pro License. As I upgrade the other Work Stations and Notebooks they will only need the standard License.
So I recommend Macrium Reflect, however Acronis may be better for your requirements. ... Read more

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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 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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hello
I sent my laptop to someone who installed new version of win7 and all the drivers then he made a backup image on my E drive
the image is put in a folder called LIFEBOAT RESTORE
he said the recovery needs an application using MS DOS but he refused to give me the application name .
any help for getting my pc restored to that image ?
 

A:how to backup my pc to an image using ms dos ?

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

2. If you have sent the laptop to
someone who installed new version of win7 and all the drivers then he made a backup image on my E drive Click to expand...

why do you now need
help for getting my pc restored to that image ?Click to expand...

has the installation stopped working please.

3. ALSO I do not understand how you can send the laptop away for installation of a new version of windows 7 and then be told that you cannot have the means to restore from an image created by the person who you sent the laptop to
he said the recovery needs an application using MS DOS but he refused to give me the application name .Click to expand...

unless of course there has been some manner of dispute between you as the customer and the person who `repaired` the laptop.

4. That of course is not an issue, other than for yourself. but unfortunately without knowing HOW the image was created, using which software program and how it is restored, it is impossible to advice you.

Some images are restored by booting from a CD, that then allows you to access the image on the hard drive partition to restore.
Some images are restored by booting from an F key

It really is impossible to say.
I tend to think that as mention has been made of dos, your image will be restored from a cmd prompt, but that is ONLY a best guess on the information available.

5. I recommend you refer back to the person who installed the system. Especially as there is more than one back... Read more

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hallo,

been reading forums: i need a backup utility that will recognize that a file has changed and over-write the existing backup version if there is one already. looking at cobian backup....

time and time again i see talk of an image backup. why do i need that? i am given to understand win 7 has a restore point so if stuff fails one can go to the last restore point without losing too much. why is this restore point not sufficient? why do i need an image - how is it better/what exactly does that do? how large is it likely to get?

thanks

karaman
 

A:why do i need an image backup?

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if you want to bacfkup- a few files or folders you use a backup and if you want to backup an entire volume why can't a dive be backuped with a backup?
mordechai carr
[email protected]
 

A:why is am image different from a backup

It is a backup of course but its also a special type of backup made for very specific restoration or transfer reasons, therefore the different meaning from just an ordinary backup that is quicker to do but does not include everything to get started right away again in case of disaster.
 

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Originally Posted by Cbarnhorst


Your're welcome. Now make an image backup of your system so you can always recover to a fully functional computer.



image backup? you mean iso? and how?

A:image backup?

No. Not an .iso. Download Macrium Reflect 6 (a solid free backup/restore program) or other backup program if you don't have one and make a backup of your entire HDD. That creates an image of your system that you can restore at some future time using the same backup program.

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If you create an image of win7, the programs and files can you then use this to add scheduled regular backups of changed files and then be able to restore if needed?

I have tried to find an answer to this but have not been able to
Thank you very much

A:Win 7 Image and Backup

With many paid programs, you can.. I use Acronis True Image Home 2010 and I can do incremental backups to my current image without any problems... Im not sure whether Windows 7 native backup program will do this or not... See Brinks tutorial -=> here

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I have system images a fallback made at a stable point in time.
Now I want to be able to do a full (non image) backup of personal files etc without doing a new image. Easy with DVD or USB flash memory (stick). Attach a large external drive and I am forced to always do an image as well.
So how do i save a full or incremental (none image) backup to an external hard drive?

A:Backup without Image

Here's a tutorial on that,
Backup User and System Files

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I have never used a image backup and would like to hear from someone that
uses it. Is it possible to create this type backup and also have it conected to
update whenever changes occur to my laptop.
Thanks

A:Never used a image backup

Will the images be automatically updated if your current system (after an image) gets updated? No.

By creating an image, your entire system state, including the OS and data files, are captured like a snapshot and can be reloaded at any time. It’s the best way to protect your data and also the easiest, since you don’t have to manually copy data from various locations on the system.

I suggest DriveImage XML, the nice thing about DriveImage XML is that it uses Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Service (VSS), which means you can create hot images of hard drives that are in use.

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Which Backup Image software is best or easy to use( I mean more userfriendly )and dont use lots system resources.I need one for my backup and i have Acronis True Image Home (v11.0 build 8,053)and ShadowProtect Desktop Edition 3.1.0.3.
Any help would be highly appriciated.

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I loved my Winxp but had a crash and had to buy a laptop with Win7. I am now paranoid and want to have a system image somewhere externally. I have a Lenovo that has a security feature. The only problem is that the factory target area is too small for the system backup. I don't want to play with the partitions. Besides it's time I get external storage. My question: If i use the Lenovo software to save an image to my external storage, will it recreate everything? What is "Windows Complete PC Backup image"? Is that available on myWin7? Is it the same, better or worse than the lenovo software? Or should I pay money for AcronisTI? Are any of the free imaging packages taht are worth the trouble? thanks, Frank
 

A:image backup

Windows 7 can make an image backup for you. You can select to image the wole drive or all the partitions on that drive. I backup to an external usb hard drive with this feature.
 

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I've discovered that, just like with Acronis True Image, I can now make a complete backup of my harddrive and save that image file onto some dvd's. So I can put it back on a new harddrive should the first one fail at some point.

My question: what will happen if I decide to buy a much large harddrive the next time? Will it give an error saying that the total drive space isn't the same as the old one from which the image file was made? Or will it put back my files on the larger harddrive just like they where on the old and smaller one?

A:backup image

The size of the HD should not be a problem. Just as when backing up to an external hard drive. The size does not matter.

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Trying to do an image backup in W10

"The drives that are required for windows to run will be included by default."
The os is on disk drive c
Another internal disk drive, H is classified by w10 as a system disk and also has to be backed up by default.
Both C and H are ticked and cannot be un-ticked.
I don't wish for this disk H to be backed up ( not enough space on the ext. backup disk).
How can I make windows stop seeing H drive as another system disk
so that I can just do an image backup of the C disk drive?
Cheers
J

A:Image backup.

Hi, if you're having problems with the in-built system image program - which I assume is what you are using- try Macrium Reflect (free) or Aomei Backupper (free).

These - esp. Macrium- which many here recommend- are considered more reliable and much more flexible.

They also offer incremental and in the case of Aomei differential imaging, which is faster and creates smaller images once you have a base image.

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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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i use windows xp. i have a backup program that has an option to do image backup. i am not familiar with t his and was wondering is it good? and safe? thanks, van

A:Image Backup

There is a good article on image-based backup, opposed to file by file system that you would make to a disk, you can read it here.

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Well, I got the netbook and my refurbished Dell pretty well setup, except for deciding how to approach the backup option to an external drive.

I've got Acronis 2012. Basically what I'd like to do, is be able to set something up that will backup my hard drive periodically as the files change.

That way my external drive will always be up to date, in leiu of a system crash.

I'm not even sure if this is possible, but I won't know unless I ask.

Anxious to hear from the experts.........and there is not an ounce of sarcasm in that whatsoever! You guys rock and the knowledge I've gained here has been priceless!!!!!!

Thanks in advance,
Jack

A:Backup or Image?

Check the Acronis PDF guide on this site: Acronis backup software and recovery services in UK. Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis

Have a look at this tutorial: Backup User and System Files

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,backup my office 2007 files? I am concerned about my outlook contacts and calendar.

In XP and office 2000 I would just drag and drop the .pst files to a flash drive but not sure what is the best way with 7 and office 2007.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

A:Does Window 7 backup.....

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kf9vh


,backup my office 2007 files? I am concerned about my outlook contacts and calendar.

In XP and office 2000 I would just drag and drop the .pst files to a flash drive but not sure what is the best way with 7 and office 2007.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks


Hi and welcome to seven forums

If your office files are on the same drive as the OS, Yes. You should ALSO either run a third party app like Acronis ( which I recommend for all your backups) or drag and drop them to a different drive.
If you let win7 backup it keeps the backup on the same HD so if that drive dies you lose everything. Thats why you want to BU to a different drive.
Hope this helps

Ken

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