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Q: Cannot restore SBS 2000 from Windows Backup software...

Hello there,

I am a huge fan of Tech Support Guy so I thought I might give this a go by asking you guys a question. Please bare with me as this is my first time!

Right, recently our company just upgraded our SBS server from 2000 to 2010! (At last!), however, during the process one of the users has lost a week's worth of important emails. Before the upgrade, the SBS2000 server was backed up and then compressed on a daily process on a network drive via Windows Backup.

Now, Windows Backup can recognise the .bkf file, and can identify how large it is (around 17GB), however, when I expand the folders in the Windows Backup Software, it keeps saying no entries found. I presume that it is not the software itself because I have restored many other files (.doc, .xls etc...) in the past. The computer that is running the Windows Backup software is not the same as the SBS2000 server.

If you need any other information please let me know and I will give it to you to the best of my knowledge! Thank you Tech Support Guy community for taking your time!

Brock_UK

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Hello there,

I am a huge fan of TechSpot so I thought I might give this a go by asking you guys a question. Please bare with me as this is my first time!

Right, recently our company just upgraded our Exchange server from 2000 to 2010! (At last!), however, during the process one of the users has lost a week's worth of important emails. Before the upgrade, the Exchange server was backed up and then compressed on a daily process on a network drive via Windows Backup.

Now, Windows Backup can recognise the .bkf file, and can identify how large it is (around 17GB), however, when I expand the folders in the Windows Backup Software, it keeps saying no entries found. I presume that it is not the software itself because I have restored many other files (.doc, .xls etc...) in the past. The computer that is running the Windows Backup software is not the same as the Exchange server.

If you need any other information please let me know and I will give it to you to the best of my knowledge! Thank you TechSpot community for taking your time! :blush:

BrockUK
 

A:Cannot restore SBS 2000 from Windows backup software

It is there, but you likely need an experienced tech to rescue the invormation... someone who has already gone through several installs and updates. I cannot imagine anybody giving you enough information in the proper steps over this small message box... without knowing a great deal about your equipment and software, and the install procedures.

You have perhaps a 20 to 30 minute job for the techs who know what they are doing.
 

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How do I restore files backed up via DOS Backup to a relatively new PC with windows 2000 installed? I probably was using windows 3.11 at the time I saved the files. I have the disks and the name of the folder where they came from. Do I need some utility to restore these files?
 

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Just changed operating system from Win98 to Windows 2000 after a disk crash. I had backed up my important files using MS Backup in Win98 which used a .qic format. Now I discover Windows 2000 uses a .bkf format. Can someone tell me how to restore the files in Win2000 although it is a .qic file.
 

A:Restore Win98 Backup in 2000

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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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Okay, so, it looks like I'm going to have to refresh or reset Windows 10 at this point (I'm having an issue with it but I have tried all possible solutions). Is it possible to backup the program files, and/or registry settings for those programs and then restore afterwards? Even if I do it manually, it would save me a LOT of time than having to reinstall every single program (I have tons). Just wandering if there was a way to do this at all to an external drive, just to make it easier for me to reset the system.

Thanks,
Rowan

A:Possible to backup software and restore?

Using the Refresh Option, should restore the windows OS only, leaving your installed programs and files intact..

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Hello,

I'm looking for a good Backup/Restore software package. I have a mix of Win XP, and Windows 7 computers. I would of course be needing to restore the operating system as well as the boot image. I don't do multiple OS boot up's.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks

A:Backup/Restore software

I've had good success with Maxtor One Touch Plus and its built in software. Data backup takes about 4 minutes. OS takes 2 hrs. Can store multiple full OS backups. This is important if you mistakenly backup corrupt system.

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Does anyone know of backup and restore software that can run under dos (without windows). Specifically, software that can backup an entire hardrive to cd's.

Thanks very much.
 

A:backup/restore software that runs under dos

norton/symantec ghost (really cheap when you buy systemworks 2002 or 2003)

powerquest drive image (avoid v8)

both work (best IMO) when booted form a disk instead of using the windows gui
 

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Hello! I just installed a Windows 8 computer for a friend and he needs a simple, automated backup solution comparable to the Backup & Restore included in Windows 7. Can someone recommend a good freeware that can be scheduled to do incremental data backups as well as system images? Thanks, and if this has already been discussed just link those threads

A:Looking for simple Backup & Restore Software

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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So I am going to be reformatting my PC. It's an Asus computer that I bought used from Craigslist and it didn't come with a driver backup CD. Also it doesn't have a recovery partition on it either. So I am wondering if there is any free software that will allow me to backup, and then restore all my drivers after I have reformatted the computer. I searched some of the other threads and a few people suggested Driver Max. Driver Max used to be great, it used to be the best program because it was free and fully functional. But now it's complete garbage unless you actually buy the software, which I cannot do. So are there any other methods/programs any of you know of that can backup drivers?

A:Any software to backup and restore all my drivers?

Windows 7 has a Backup and Restore feature built right in.

Backup and Restore - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

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On my android phone, I can make backups of installed application in the exact condition at any point of time. This helps me to restore them back after I format or hard reset my phone. However, I don't know about any such facility for computers.

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The only way I have heard of is of "ghost image" backups that take the entire image backup of the complete system and using these image files, the pc can be restored. However, on a downside, it takes up documents and other files also into consideration.

So, is there a way for backing up and restoring software in the way that I'm mentioning?

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I would like to backup the hard drive on my laptop to dvd before I reformat it to reinstall the OS. I was wondering if there is any program that can backup my hard drive to DVDs and then later restore a bootable hard drive on its own. I don't want something that requires an OS pre-installed to do a restore (just in case my installation fails). I would prefer something that I can just boot off of that doesn't require an OS to restore the computer. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Jerry
 

A:Software to backup and restore the hard drive

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Hi All,

I need help from you, I wanna buy a backup and restore software instantly, Could you recommend a good backup-restore software to me (including the reason)? Thanks in advance.
 

A:wanna buy a backup and restore software instantly

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I currently use Norton cloud storage but I'd like to backup to DVDs instead. Does all backup software have the convenience of search-ability? It's a pleasure to restore exactly a file specified, and only that file - that's what I mean by search-ability.
Thank you in advance for sage recommendations or advice!

A:What backup software is complete and has searchable file restore?

I assume you are referring to data backup, not Windows backup.

Any ordinary data backup I have seen can be viewed in Explorer and searched on a folder by folder or file by file basis.

But I'd use hard drives and avoid DVD burns.

Why have you chosen DVDs?

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Hi,

I'm looking for some hard drive backup/restore software with some specific requirements: I need to be able to backup a partition into a single file (ideally compressed) then this must be able to be restored from a USB drive/stick. Ideally if there was an option to make the USB memory stick bootable so all the user needed to do was insert the stick, boot the PC and follow the restore instructions - that would do the job.

I've used Ghost (ages ago) which I believe could do something similar but I'm not sure that the latest version will from what I've read.

Thanks
 

A:Can anyone recommend some good hard drive backup/restore software

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

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

Appreciate any suggestions

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

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

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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A:How do I restore from backup Windows 7 DVD+R backup disks?

Backup & restore is there. Just hidden in 8.

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I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!

A:Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SEE


I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!


Use the "Windows Easy Transfer" utility. Will restore each of your "User" accounts with all settings. Simple, quick.

When I install the new OS, I create the first "User" account "Admin" and then only use the account for maintenance. When the OS has finished the install, I load all the programs I use. Then the "Easy Transfer Wizard" restores the other user accounts from the previous OS.

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Thanks

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I just bought a USB 3.0 3 TB external drive for making backups. After some searching, I decided to use EaseUS Todo Backup because CNET rated it highly. I plugged the drive into a 3.0 port and did a backup. It was a file backup, not an image backup, but it still puts everything in one file (.PBD) and then apparently modifies Windows Explorer to be able to browse the file. Windows Backup (the one that comes on Windows 7) seems to work similarly, though you need to use a wizard to restore things. The backup took twice as much space as my data takes up on my internal hard drive. Also, it took 8 and a half hours, which I calculated to be 20 MB/s. So my questions are:

1. Why doesn't it just put things in the drive in a normal folder/file structure?
2. Why did it take up twice as much space?
3. Why did a USB 3.0 backup go so slowly? (Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it took up twice as much space, but that's still slow considering I've gotten speeds of 75 MB/s, and I do realize transferring a lot of small files will take longer.)
4. Am I just better off with using Windows Backup (or is restoring a pain with the wizard)?

Thanks for any advise!
 

A:Backup Software (EaseUS/Windows Backup)

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Hi

Im looking into getting a new pc with entirelly new hardware in the next 6 months.

I have over 100 applications installed on my current (3 years old) Vista PC and I have made a complete image/backup using Vista's "Backup & Restore Centre".

I have not tried this before but if i buy a new pc and install vista on that, then would i be able to restore my image to this new pc?

I have used easy transfer and understand i could only transfer my files and settings but no software.

I see the complete restore would make life easier instead of installing 100 software applications again. My understanding of "Backup & Restore Centre" is that it creates a partition image i.e. will have all the wrong drivers installed for the new pc even if i installed vista and correct drivers before the restore.

Searched the internet and dont feel im the only one. Any questions please ask.

Look forward to a reply

Tom

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When using the Windows 2000 backup there seems to be a problem with the media. The backup is scheduled to run at night and sometimes does not complete the process.

When the backup fails it give the report:

"The operation was not not performed because no unused media was available."

Is this related to the media being re-used? Do we have to reformat the tapes every time or is there a way to have the software overwrite the existing media regardless of which tape is in the drive?

Drive pools and media pools are not the type of pools I like to dive into. Any help with the 2000 Backup would be appreciated.

Thanks Dave
 

A:Using Windows 2000 Backup

Have a look at this article in the MS KB. You probably need to update W2k with the latest service pack.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q267574
 

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Needing help with backup tape issue.

Background:
Using Windows 2000 resident backup program (Microsoft Windows Backup Version 5.0) with a Seagate ST20000A tape drive and Travan20 tapes. The drive is an IDE (not a SCSI). Up to this point have been able to backup to the tapes. Scheduled backups to run at 11pm EST, making a "Copy" of the data, overwriting media. Since problem has been happening, deleted the scheduled backup job and recreated it, receiving the same result. Using 5 tapes, one for each day of the week.

Problem:
The backup program starts, then gets to a point where it asks for new media since the current media in the drive is full. I made sure the option to overwrite is checked, but it appears that the Windows 2000 backup program is appending to the backed up data & not overwriting it. According to the Windows 2000 directions, for manual backup operations, you need to "Deallocate" and "Prepare" the tape media each time before backing up (performed through Computer Management). I have been doing this from the start. Solutions from other websites have stated I need to use the backup program to "erase" the tapes. However, Windows 2000 backup program does not have an "erase" option (at least none that I can find).

So, until I can get this resolved, I do not have any backups. We are a small company and can not afford to buy 5 tapes every 4 months. Please help! Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a computer install windows 2000. With two hard disks, two Partition.

Backup
Backup D: drive folder
Restore files in this folder when modify in error (when I found error modify, I can restore immediately, or restore version in 20 minutes before), file error deleted (press delete key in error).

Backup can keep the backup data is the newest, so when suddenly computers attacked and down, I can recover immediately.

Backup D: drive folder, D: drive is a hard disk, capacity 6 GB, NTFs, previous installed an operating system, when I delete any file in this Partition, I can not find the files in rubbish bin.

I want to backup this folder in C: Partition, C: Partition is a hard disk, capacity 20 GB, NTF, only one partition .

Backup type Copy, Everyday, Difference, Increase.

With log.

Verify data backup correctness.

etc.

Is that right?

How can I do that step by step?

How can I restore a file, and this file's 20 minutes before version?
 

A:How To Use Windows 2000 Backup Tool?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243380
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx
try these links first
 

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I have a Windows 2000 Server (used as a file server only, not a domain controller), and I want to use the backup that is provided by the Windows environment. (Right click on the drive, go to tools, and select backup). I want to backup my files, as well as my system files. However, I have a C: drive (mirrored), a D: and F: drive for storing ghost backups. My question is: If I choose to only backup the C: drive, and I check off the little box next to the C: drive, will my system files, Windows directory and entire C: drive be backed up? When you're restoring from a backup, can you choose to restore only certain folders, or do you have to restore everything?
 

A:Windows 2000 Backup Question

cmusicfan05 said:

When you're restoring from a backup, can you choose to restore only certain folders, Click to expand...

I'm not sure you can do that with the backup utility provided in W2K. I know you can do so with Acronis because I use that myself. If you already have Ghost - why aren't you using that now?? It's a much more powerful/capable program than the backup utility.
 

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(I've already posted this message in Business Applications, but it only got 6 hits, and I'm sure 3 of them were me, so I'm gonna see if it does better here)

Hello All,
I'm after some more help and advice.

I work for a small Charity, which unfortunately is having some funding problems. This is very bad timing, as we have a backup problem too.

I know throwing money at the issue would solve it, but that is not currently an option.
Hereís our setup:

Windows Server 2000
- File Store (10 Users My Docs)
- MS Exchange Server (10 users)
- Symantec Anti-Virus 10.
- Backup Tape Drive DDS3 (8 x12GB tapes)
and
Windows XP (x 10 users)

My problem is; BackUp isnít running, and I canít afford to get professional advice or help (other that you!).
Iíd like to think I can do it, but when I follow instruction, I get a warning in the morning saying Ďinsert tape #2í, or something to that effect. I figured I have too much data backup.

I need to know:
What Backup software should I use? I have been using NTBackup in the past.
Should I use the last of our cash, and buy VERITAS?
Iím told VERITAS would compress the data, and I wouldnít need to get bigger tapes (and possibly a newer tape drive to cope with the new tapes).
Or should I buy bigger tapes, (DDS3 24GB) and would they work on with the Tape drive I have?

Or does anyone have any better suggestions?

Please help.
Ps. Iím in London (Old Street), so if anyone wants to pop round out of the goodness of their he... Read more

A:backUp (Exchange and Windows Server 2000)

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Hello All,
I'm after some more help and advice.

I work for a small Charity, which unfortunately is having some funding problems. This is very bad timing, as we have a backup problem too.

I know throwing money at the issue would solve it, but that is not currently an option.
Hereís our setup:

Windows Server 2000
- File Store (10 Users My Docs)
- MS Exchange Server (10 users)
- Symantec Anti-Virus 10.
- Backup Tape Drive DDS3 (8 x12GB tapes)
and
Windows XP (x 10 users)

My problem is; BackUp isnít running, and I canít afford to get professional advice or help (other that you!).
Iíd like to think I can do it, but when I follow instruction, I get a warning in the morning saying Ďinsert tape #2í, or something to that effect. I figured I have too much data backup.

I need to know:
What Backup software should I use? I have been using NTBackup in the past.
Should I use the last of our cash, and buy VERITAS?
Iím told VERITAS would compress the data, and I wouldnít need to get bigger tapes (and possibly a newer tape drive to cope with the new tapes).
Or should I buy bigger tapes, (DDS3 24GB) and would they work on with the Tape drive I have?

Or does anyone have any better suggestions?

Please help.
Ps. Iím in London (Old Street), so if anyone wants to pop round out of the goodness of their heart to help, Iím more than happy.
Hereís where I work for http://www.vertic.org
 

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I inherited a Windows 2000 server. They use the backup program that came with windows 2000. Thursdays tape broke about 3 months ago. Every way that I have tried to replace it has failed. I have done lots of research and can not figure out what is wrong. Here is the current error of the week Backup Status The operation was not performed because the specified media cannot be found. Here is the script: C:\WINNT\system32\NTBACKUP.EXE backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\Thursday - 2.bks" /n "Thursday - 2" /d "Thursday - 2" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:on /m normal /j "Thursday - 2.job" /l:s /g "3a8d2b31-7d1d-496f-b06a-67dadd0a6794" Heres the verification of guidname: Thursday - 2 3A8D2B317D1D496FB06A67DADD0A6794 I can also send any screen shots that you may need. Any help would be appreciated

A:Windows 2000 server backup failing

This is an issue when you make your backups with labels. The labelled tapes are called a "managed" backup set by MS.I've found it a whole lot easier to go without the labels and do an "unamanaged" backup set. Then the backup doesn't care what tape is in the drive, it just performs the backup. This means, in the case of a long weekend for example, you don't miss a backup. However, your Friday night backup would be overwritten by the Monday night backup, but in my books, that was always fine by me.The following hard to find document explains how to properly setup backups in Windows. It shows both methods, but as I said, I preferred to go with an "unmanaged" backup. http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...It matters not how straight the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate;I am the captain of my soul.***William Henley***

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I recently installed a new backup drive into our Windows 2000 server, and after a bit of messing around (and some advice from people in this forum - thanks) I got it working.

Now we have set up schedule to run the backup in NTBackup each night at 11:59PM. I have prepared the tapes and made them ready to use.

Our test backups worked fine on the new tapes and so did the first official backup Monday night. But last night we decided to use one of the tapes we tested on to make sure the system would overwrite tapes that had already been written on, but it appears that it wouldn't and that the backup was unsuccessful.

When I go to restore there's no info for the backup, just the test and Monday nights backup.

When I checked scheduled tasks in control panel it showed the status as 0x2d - which means it started, but stop immediately.

I'm 99% sure that it didn't run b/c the tape was already written on, I just can't figure out how to get NTBackup to re-write onto these tapes? This is a must since we have Mon, Tues, Wed etc tapes, that will be need to be used each week and thus will need to be overwritten.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Hi all, I am just new to this excellent forum and looking for so examples of you experiences with Windows 7 Backup and restore.

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop with a 160Gb HDD. I would like to upgrade this to a 320Gb drive so I have, using the, backed up my current HDD and hope to replace it with the 320Gb and do a Restore to get beack to where I was.

Will this work ok or should I think of another plan?

My OS is Windows 7 Professional with SP1 installed. This was installed using an unpgrade from Windows Vista.

Any hints or tips greatly received.

Thanks

Ossie

A:Windows 7 Backup & Restore

Sorry if this is not the answer you're looking for -- but I did almost exactly what your doing, but using Macrium Reflect instead. Imaged off the current partitions to an external drive, stuck in the new, much larger, drive, restored from the latest backup. Rebooted.

Win7 came up deactivated (of course -- new hard drive), but selecting Activate Only worked and 5 minutes later, was up and running.

Perhaps others have used the builtin function, but since MR is free, there's no cost involved in trying that out.

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Hello,
I have a custom built pc that I put together ages ago, it's running Windows 10 but the hardware is a bit outdated.
I'm looking at acquiring a nice shiny new motherboard, cpu and memory as the rest of my system is okay.
Questing I have is after I swap those parts out will I have to install everything from scratch or will I be able to use as is?
Is it also possible to do a clean install and then restore from a backup or will the system not recognise the backup file due to the fact that the insides have mostly all been changed?
Thanks for reading.

A:Windows 10 backup and restore.

I have done exactly this with Windows 7 and it worked perfectly. However, with Windows 10, you will probably find that you will not be able to run the software due to licensing restrictions on your free upgrade. I think you will find that you have to purchase a licence but you could try contacting Microsoft (I believe you can get them for about £20) and see if you can get this to work without reinstallation (Microsoft may even be prepared to help you do this once you have your new licence).

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I would like to know if Windows Backup and Restore can backup the actual Windows 7 operating system, if so how do you restore it?

Thanks
jack

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Back up and restore, just your stuff
System restore the OS
System Image. The entire HD.

Which interests you; and I will help

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Hi

when i run windows backup, it open up the system32 folder.

i can access the backup thru the control panel, but when i try to create a backup, it opens the syustem32 folder for file selection.

any ideas.

thx

A:Windows Backup and restore

Change the folder using the mini-explorer to choose the exact folder where you want to place or retrieve image. Best to put it in the root (example: C) of the partition or drive.

If this is not the problem then please describe it in more detail.

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So everytime I go to Windows Backup and Restore and try to access the Manage Space or any other link that is on the computer with the little Windows Shield next to it, it opens Windows Explorer at the root drive. How do I stop that from happening and make it open what it is supposed to open? PLEASE HELP!!!

A:HELP!!! with Windows Backup and Restore

First, are you trying to backup, or restore? Have you previously backed up your PC and "created" a backup? IOW, does your main backup/restore window say "create backup" or does it say "backup now"? Also, what window is it "supposed to" open? It's looking for an external drive and if it doesn't find one it will display the root folder.

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Hi,
My O/S is Vista Ultimate x64.
I used the Windows Complete PC Backup via Backup and Restore Center to create a backup of C: 74GB drive that shows a capacity of 69.2GB.
I then replaced the 74GB drive with a 150GB drive and successfully restored the "entire computer" from the Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore image.
My question/concern is now C: 150GB drive is only showing a capacity of 69.2GB with 70.49GB as unallocated.
How do I allocate/merge the rest of the space without having to do a complete fresh install of Vista?
Is Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore not compatible when the user upgrades to a bigger hard drive while trying to restore an image of a smaller hard drive?

A:Help with Windows Backup/Restore

Hi,

Go to Disk Management, rt click the 69.2gb partition and select Extend.

Hope it helps

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Hey guys I have backed up my computer using the backup and resotre utility which went fine.

When I went to the location were the backup was saved it has an image file and folder

See screen 1


Also I noticed in the settings for setting up a backup there is an option to Include a System image. I have the ability to untick this option.

See screen 2

If I untick this option will I not be able to restore my pc?

Also whats the difference between the Windows7 image file and the WindowsImageBackup folder?

thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore

There are some tutorials on this site about using the Backup Restore function, which are very helpful. The basic difference is the image backup is a snapshot of your drive to be restored at once. The files backup allows you to restore all or some of the files backed up.

If you do an image backup and replace your hard drive, your system will restore back to the way it was. If you do the files backup, you have to reinstall the OS and other programs depending on what you backed up.

Just like in Vista, the image backup won't be available in all versions of the Retail W7.

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i have heard negative comments about the backup and restore option in previous versions of windows. however, how much better is the improvement in windows 7? i have a spare hdd that i was hoping to put to use. has anyone had any luck with this feature?

A:windows 7 backup and restore

It is much better. And faster.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Subject: Windows Backup and Restore

I just purchased a USB back up drive. My drive image attempts using Windows Backup and Restore completes up to 99% and then hangs up and tells me that it could not make a shadow image. Error code 0x80780034. The drive has plenty of space and copies other files without difficulty.

Has anyone experienced this and found a solution?

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Download Seatools and backup your computer like that: | Seagate

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Hi To all
I am using windows 8.1 since 2013
And i am installing a lot of applications on my laptop
But when i new the windows ,
Then i am installing all my apps, and drivers
So i need a procedure to make a backup of my windows to restore fast
because when i am installing new apps to windows i am wasting 2 to 3 hours on it.
so this is a big problem to be, and because of that i am not changing my windows.
So please guide me with full details because i am completely new to backup and restore

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After I had set up my new Lenovo (OS Windows Vista Business) last April I used Backup and Restore to backup the entire computer (7 DVDs). A couple of months later I had a major problem and had to reformat my pc back to its factory settings. After reformatting I tried to use the backup disks (thus avoiding having to do a lot of manual labour). Backup and Restore told me that it couldn't restore from my disks because I Hadn't made a backup!

That was months ago. I had no choice but to install everything manually. I would now like to make a new set of backup DVDs but would appreciate advice on how to get Backup and Restore to recognize them if I ever have to reformat the disk.

PS I have Lenovo Rescue and Recovery, but it apparently requires Norton AntiVirus which I have deleted.
 

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The Windows Data backup does not include any overwrite feature. How can I setup a backup routine that doesn't run out of room?

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Try to back up to another drive or a DVD?

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Hey!
I used windows 7's Backup and Restore to back up my computers old hard drive (581GB total, was using about 220GB) to an external hard drive (250GB). It finished successfully and the external hard drive was almost full. After that I got my old hard drive (581GB) replaced with a new one (almost 1000GB).Now when i connect my external hard drive to the computer it doesent find any of those backed up files when I go to Backup and Restore and choose "Select another backup to restore files from" 
I dont have the old hard drive anymore, so that backup is my only option.
What should I do? 

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Have you install Windows 7 on the new hdd?
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-restore-faq#1TC=windows-7

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Hello,
I have a custom built pc that I put together ages ago, it's running Windows 10 but the hardware is a bit outdated.
I'm looking at acquiring a nice shiny new motherboard, cpu and memory as the rest of my system is okay.
Questing I have is after I swap those parts out will I have to install everything from scratch or will I be able to use as is?
Is it also possible to do a clean install and then restore from a backup or will the system not recognise the backup file due to the fact that the insides have mostly all been changed?
Thanks for reading.

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First post.
I have Winxp Pro and I recently started getting many blue screen errors, so prior to using the repair console, I used Windows backup utility to save my documents and settings.
When I ran the repair I got the message "problems are beyond repair" or words to that effect, so bought another hard drive and installed it.
I then used the windows restore wizard and clicked "restore files and settings" which opened a window with an entry in the left pane called 'file' and in the right pane one that said' no entries found'
After I recovered from my heart attack (sort of joking) I went to my backup drive and verified they were there and saw "Backup_Dec_2207, Windows Backup File, 28,059,042 kb"
The bkf extension was not present so I tried adding that but still nothing.
I then went to the web and downloaded a free (Supposed) utility called "Restore my Backup" and it ran for 16 hours straight then displayed all my folders when finished.
Happy days until I found out that the supposed free program wanted $150.00 to finish the process!
Now this is an older computer and I didn't mind ponying up $60.00 for a replacement hard drive, but with the price of computers these days another $150.00 is just not worth it.
So can you think of any solution to restoring the documents that are certainly there?
All help gratefully appreciated.
Alex

A:Can't Restore From Windows Backup

Hi Alex, welcome to TSF..

have you tried adding your original hard drive as a slave? This way you should be able to browse your old files and folders in Windows while running from the new installation on the new drive (hope that makes sense....Christmas Eve here and i've had a few drinks)

Let us know if you need any advice or instructions on adding the drive as a slave.

Also, if that doesn't work, there are a few data recovery programs a lot cheaper than $150 which are available on the market. Here's some Google results for freeware data recovery:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...recovery&meta=

There are some very good shareware programs available too such as Runtime's GetDataBack.

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My PC originally came with XP (OEM). My upgrade procedure was to install an SSD and load 8.1 on that. When booting for the first time, I was surprised but pleased to see that I had the choice of 8.1 or XP. Subsequently, I opted to upgrade to Win 10 and that worked in the same way. However, when it came to setting up the Backup and Restore schedule, I noticed that the module is entitled Backup and Restore (Windows 7). This leaves me puzzled as I have never had Win 7 on this PC.
I have now disconnected the Win XP drive and corrected BCD so that I start directly in Win 10 but this backup anomaly bothers me.
Is this just a quirk in Win 10 or is there somthing I need to do about it?

A:Backup and Restore (Windows 7)

The Windows 7 Backup and Restore is a legacy from the earlier OS, it is there to allow you to restore from earlier W7 backups if you have them.

See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-in-windows-10

Other info here.

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I am new to 10 and in the past version of Windows I have used the free version of Backup Maker for backing up my hard drive to an external drive. The program works okay but does have some issues I am not happy with. I thought I would try to use the Backup and Restore File utility in 10 and I am not sure it. I read the documentation in Windows along with Windows 10 for Dummies (which I guess I need). In performing the backup I could not tell about the progress of the backup as folders did appear with with no bytes listed and this went on for hours. It kept giving me start and stop messages. Any ideas and experience using this utility would be helpful and whether or not the Backup Maker program is a better bet.

Thanks!

A:Backup and restore with Windows 10

Most of us here agree that Macrium Reflect Free is the best program for system backups:
Macrium Reflect Free

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I am backing up my laptop to an external hard drive using Windows Backup and Restore. It runs weekly. The Initial backup consumed 37 GB. Each weekly incremental uses about 2 GB space. At some point, my external hard drive will become full. Deleting older backup sets doesn't seem to work because the backup set is still listed in the catalog. Is my only option to delete all the backup sets folders and initiate a full backup and start all over or is there a way to delete some of the older backup sets and modify the catalog so that these deleted backup sets do not show up in the restore list?

A:Windows Backup & Restore

Hi parryjm,

You can go into:
Start > Search > Type "Backup & restore" > Hit enter.
Click "Manage Space" > View backups.

You can then remove older backups if you feel the need, so that you can keep backing up newer files. The backups are only needed for X time anyway, home users don't really save all their backups forever.

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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I am new to Win8 and especially to the UEFI bios on my HP Envy.

I immediately created a System Recovery Disk and after a short while of customizing Win8 I did a Windows Backup of where I was at that point to an external HD.

My question is did the backup include all of the partitions required by the UEFT bios so that if I had to make a 'bare metal' recovery those partitions would be restored as well as the system partition?

Thank you.

A:Windows Backup and Restore

If you click all the box yes.


System Image - Create in Windows 8

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Hello All,
I just found out that windows 8.1 does not have a backup and restore application as it has in windows 7.
So to work around this, I also know that "The Norton Security Suite" has this application as part of its security and virus protection. So I intend to use Norton for my backups and restores. Also "Comcast" (Xfinity) has this program available free as part of its services. But I think you must have phone, internet & tv as a subscriber. So check it out. If you are presently a Comcast customer, then sign in and then just below the sign in box, there should be a link for the free download. If it is not there, then enter in the search box "Norton Security Suite" and on the results page at the top right, you will see a link for the free download.

A:Windows 8.1 Backup & Restore

I just used Macrium Reflect Free to backup a Windows 8.1 installation from a HDD and install it on a SSD. I found the software very easy to use with no problems - see 'Idiots Guide' to Transferring Windows from a HDD to a SSD

I would avoid Acronis backup products. I once used Acronis True Image and it was very difficult to remove the low level disk drivers installed by the Acronis software.

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Is windows backup and restore any good? using windows 7. If I use backup and restore to back up my stuff to an external drive, can I restore all programs as well as files?

Hoping to hear from people who have used it.

A:windows backup and restore

Hi 7up (lol used to get called that at school due to the tall spiky hair)

Ive used windows backup and restore since I first upgraded to windows 7 for all my personal files and have never had an issue with backing up or restoring.I prefer to use a system image to back up my programs and windows drive though.

Danny

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I am confused as to how Windows Backup and Restore works. I am not trying to use it, but would like to know. == If I backed up my HD and later wanted to do a Clean Install, it would seem that the format would erase my backups. Would I have to make a separate partition for the backups or how does that work?

A:Windows Backup and Restore

Hello.





Yes you have to save the backup to another partition and some programs require you to save to another, separate Hard Disk Drive (HDD) all-together.

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Hi Guys

Anyone know how often the native windows backup and restore creates a new backup set or even what prompts this to occur. My current backup is created daily and is at 104 days in the same backup set. I thought on occasion it would automatically create a new set so the older sets could be deleted to recover space but this appears not to be the case.

Thanks Guys and Gals

A:Windows Backup and Restore

We have asked this question before and no one was able to come up with an answer. In my case it seems to be when the backup set reaches about 20GB or if there are big changes to the included files.

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Hi To all
I am using windows 8.1 since 2013
And i am installing a lot of applications on my laptop
But when i new the windows ,
Then i am installing all my apps, and drivers
So i need a procedure to make a backup of my windows to restore fast
because when i am installing new apps to windows i am wasting 2 to 3 hours on it.
so this is a big problem to be, and because of that i am not changing my windows.
So please guide me with full details because i am completely new to backup and restore

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I have used the backup utility that comes with Windows 2000 Workstation for about 8 months, every day. All of a sudden it crashed while verifying the backup.

Now every time I try a backup, even to a different device and different media, it finishes and throws up an error message, the latest being the one about "backup has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. An error log....."

I thought if I removed and reinstalled the backup utility it might fix it. I could not find it in the add/remove programs screen or the System Tools.

Anyone know where it can be removed from Windows and reinstalled? Anyone have any ideas on how to get it back to normal? Any help appreciated!

Thanks,

-------------Dana
 

A:[SOLVED] Windows 2000 backup quit working!

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I've tried to backup the files on a friend's computer running Win2K and have failed. I've tried using three different USB flash drives, an external USB hard drive and burning them to a CD - all for naught. When using the flash drives I get the "Install Wizard" which wants drivers and we know that flash drives don't need drivers. I have the same problem with the external USB hard drive. And when I try to burn to a CD I get some funky message to the effect that the media is inappropriate or something.

Does anyone have any ideas? BTW, my friend is in a distant nursing home and I have no idea where her Win2K OS CD is.
 

A:Solved: Unable to backup files in Windows 2000 Pro

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Is there a system restore so as to restore the computer to factory settings, unable to find one in the system , what i did find said i had to have a restore copy on disk?
this an older dell office version of 2000 with a p4 dont have much more info off top of my head at the moment.
 

A:windows 2000 nt restore

Try pressing Ctrl and F11 at bootup which may give you the option to reset.
 

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I have windows 2000 pro and is very slow with TONES of files on it, so I took the stuff I wanted to keep and put it on cd, and was going to restore back to new. But I can't find were you can restore it! Can you restore it back to new or am I trying to do something I can't?? Thanks!
 

A:Restore Windows 2000 Pro

A Clean Install of OS do you mean?
There is NO System Restore on Win2KPro like there is on XP
 

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I 'm able to backup on another partition of hard drive but all sort of errors occur when I try to backup on an external drive.Every time I get a different error code.
Pl. help. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Backup and restore-Windows 7

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Windows 7 SP1 NTFS

I'm trying to create an image as I did with Norton's Ghost in XP and later when I used Norton's Save & Restore in Vista where the entire contents on my C: drive was backed up.

In Windows7 Backup & Restore it's a little ambiguous where it saves in steps. I've viewed all options which are:

I selected " Create an Image" on the left side of the first dialog box. This gives me these selections which are pre-selected and can not be changed:

System (System)
(C:) System
Recovery (D:) System

In choosing "Set Up Backup" I get.....

1. Let Windows Decide

All Users
System Image

2. Let Me Choose

Backup Data for Newly Created Users (which there aren't any)
LEELORD Libraries
Computer (C:)

Maybe it's me but I'm not sure which option to choose. I don't want to do incremental backups where data is added automatically later. All I want is a one time only backup which creates an image of my entire C: with... Program Files, Registry, System Files, Boot sector, Partition table, etc... everything!

Any help on how to proceed would be greatly appreciate. Thank you.

A:Windows 7 Backup & Restore Options

Follow this tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html

You can also use free Macrium http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/73828-imaging-free-macrium.html

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I have a bkf file created using Windows XP which I need to restore using Windows 7. I understand that I need to download NTBackup onto the Windows 7 laptop, but can't find out what to do next. Should I have created the backup using NTBackup on the XP laptop? I just used the standard backup utility.
Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] How to restore XP backup using Windows 7

See if this Microsoft update helps: Description of the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

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Im trying to recover an Outlook Express address book which is an exe file. I try to restore the file using windows backup and it refuses to restore it. Ive tried to restore the whole folder also and it refuses also, the folder only has dlls and exes in it. IT goes through the process, like its restoring, but it seems to skip all the flies and just ends up doing nothing. don't get any errors because the program thinks it did the right thing. Any ideas?

A:Windows backup cant restore exe or dlls?

what type of permissions are on the folder? check your permissions!

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Intro
Here is my problem. I have a good HDD with all my installed programs that work with Windows 7, my computer crapped so I had to canabilize my computer to salvage what I could.

ReInstall Windows 7
Obvisouly a previous installation of windows will NOT play nice with a different motherboard, I get the unholy Blue Screen of Death and then suicide (restart). I reinstalled Windows 7 on to another harddrive and contacted Microsoft for product key assistance.

Software and Licenses
My heartache is not only having to reinstall every bit of software that I own; my biggest problem are the licenseing issues with the serial numbers that have to be activated online....or DEACTIVATED prior to screwing up your computer.

Virtual Speculation
I do know there are programs out there that will emulate windows. Virtual Box is a popular program that lets you emulate any OS on pretty much any other OS. *for those who dont know what I am talking about, good bye * At this point I am stumped because most of these programs use ISO versions of Windows....I need to emulate my specific version of windows straight from the HDD so that I can go back and back up or at least DEACTIVATE what I can.

Programs like:
Photoshop CS5
iTunes
Norton 360



Im trying to be honest and stay within the law here. I paid hundreds of dollars for these programs, I want them back.

A:Go into Windows on old HDD, No restore point, No backup.

So, log story short.

I want to jump back into that specific Windows 7 straight from the HDD without needing to create a Virtual Image.

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Hi

My laptop hard drive is formatted as Dynamic, but i want to convert disk to Basic and restore the same system and continue work.

i used backup and restore to create system disk and saved on a external hard drive

my question is if i restore the system image will restore process create dynamic partition or basic when restoring? will there be a option to select with partition table i want to create before restore?

Regards

A:help needed with windows 7 backup and restore

I wouldn't want to restore an image of dynamic disks if I wanted to get rid of dynamic disks. I don't use Windows Backup, but would not expect it to offer me any choice between dynamic and basic during the restoraton process.

You need to look here, particularly at option 4:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

And avoid dynamic disks like the plague in the future.

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Greetings!

I've used Windows 7 backup for a REGULAR backup a few times sending the copies to an external hard drive in one of two set partitions. Now, after understanding the value of an "image" backup using the Windows 7 program, I want to do that. My question is, if I select the "image" backup and send it to the external hard drive's same partition as the previous "regular" backups......what will happen? Will the previous backup files and such become overwritten? Will there be a simple addition of "image" backup data to that partition with file redundancy? I learned how to dig into the "regular" backup files to pluck one out if needed yet I understand this can't be done from an "image" backup. Hard drive space in the backup hard drive isn't really an issue for the immediate future. Can you comment what to expect if I do this "image" backup into the same partition that received earlier "regular" backup data from earlier?

Also, will the "image" backup in Windows 7 occupy unused hard drive space in the destination drive to duplicate the unwritten areas from the source hard drive as I've read that some "image" backups will do?

Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 Backup and Restore

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. When you reply please use the standard text. Yours is so large that it actually makes it hard to read
3. The answers to your questions are
A. No it will not delete the other backups BUT SEE the next point
B. DO NOT make the image to a folder - by default windows will place it on the root of the drive
C. It will show as Windows 7 image backup
D. You are correct you cannot choose what to use from it
E. Please see the screenshots to guide you on the parts you may not readily folow
F. From within Windows you can restore the image as shown
G. If you cannot get into windows you need either the 7 DVD or the repair disc which it will ask you if you wish to make
4. So in summary you open control panel and then backup and restore
You then click in left pane create system image
It will automatically select your external drive
You then click next and it will show you the drives that must be included for Windows to run
If you only have the one disk then of course only that will be shown
On this computer it shows all of my 6 drives and three are selected as they include elements of 7 as I have programs on a separate drive
You cannot uncheck the drives that must be included, but you can add others
5. When you start ensure that you do not use the computer for anything whilst the image is being created and of course, if it is a laptop on mains power
6. I would make the repair disc it will fit on a CD
7. Then using my screenshots you can see how ... Read more

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Nothing related to windows backup, restore, restore points, or vss seems to be working.

It has been like this for some time.

Platform: windows 7 SP1 x64

Keeps pretty current with patches (meaning it's also had some bad ones from MS over the years)

Also running Acronis True Image 2016 without issues.

Not even basic vss functionality seems to be working:



C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list writers

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool

(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.



Error: A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error.

Check the Application event log for more information.




C:\Windows\system32>

sfc /scannow:

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.



The above vssadmin shows this in application log:

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: A critical component required by the Volume Shadow Copy service is not registered. This might happened if an error occurred during Windows setup or during installation of a Shadow Copy provider. The error returned from CoCreateInstance
on class with CLSID {e579ab5f-1cc4-44b4-bed9-de0991ff0623} and Name IVssCoordinatorEx2 is [0x80040154, Class not registered
]. 

Operation:
   Instantiating VSS server



I've tried most of the options here:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/2b1f44e0-725a-4fc5-bc1d-69437871fe90/wierd-volume-shadow-copy-service-e... Read more

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My Windows backup has stopped working since October. I get the same message that "The last backup did not complete successfully"
I receive no more information this. Have gone through multiple forums and tried all the different suggestions and none have worked so far.

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First I did not know where to post this and next let me describe my system:

It is barebones called Windsys that I built a few months ago.
1.6GHz
2.00 Gb ram
32 bit system
300 Gb Sata Drive that is partitioned into three partitions
There are NO ide connections in this computer, everything is USB.

I have been playing around imaging programs with Acronis 11 being the main one. Ghost 2003 does not like usb, so I did not bother with it.

The way I image is to make two images, one for C-drive and one for D-drive. Acronis is slow from what I am used to. To make the C-drive image on one of the partitions on an external drive took 1 hour and 20 minutes. Compression was from 10.1 to 8.1 gb. To restore that C-drive image took 2 hours and 30 minutes. I know usb can slow things down but that seems ridiculous.

Then I tried Windows 7 imaging built-in. It did much better timewise than Acronis. The thing was or maybe I am wrong, I use images to assure that the system is running properly so when I have one good image, then I make a second good image, then delete the first image. What I did not expect was that Windows 7 imaging program would not let me make the second image (C-drive) without deleting the first image (C-drive) before hand.

I have all kinds of room and why I could not make the second image baffles me, makes no sense at all.

If someone can shed some light on this I would appreciate it. Thank you.

A:Backup and Restore with Windows Built-in

One of the reasons I ended using Paragon's Drive Backup over Acronis several years ago was speed. It takes me about 17 minutes to image my notebook's 23GB C drive to the other partition (I then copy it to an external or network drive). In my workstation it takes me less than 2 minutes to image my current 19GB RAID 0 C drive to another RAID 10 disk.

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Hi, I am having the issue where Windows 7 will completely lock up while doing a full image backup to another disk. This always happens ~75%-80%. This is a very recent installation of Win7.
Here is a list of what I tried so far:
I have tried different hard drives to backup to, both with more free space than the total of the drive being backed up.
I checked my settings and am indeed only backing up the C drive (1.28TiB) to an external drive (2.0TiB). On the C drive 200GB is occupied, rest is free space.
All drives have been defragmented already.
I removed AVG Free and installed Microsoft Security Essentials and restarted several times since.
I disabled the A/V, restarted, and tried again to no avail.

I restarted twice and retried after each step I took, nothing seems to work.

Does anybody know any other possibilities? I have it scheduled to backup an image once a week and it does automatically start, but never finishes. Could the fact that I am running a RAID 10 (4x WD 640 Blacks) have anything to do with it?
Any insights are greatly appreciated!

BTW: If you need more details on my system I have it all updated in the Specs section of my profile.

A:Windows 7 locks up during Backup & Restore

Ok, it won't even run in Safe Mode due to the service not loading, I have using msconfig to load only Microsoft services and not autostart any programs. Still freezes at the same place.

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Approx. 2 weeks ago I made a complete backup of my important files (D:/) on my Pendrive. But, Now when I try restore my backup files on Windows XP Service Pack 2 OS, then, it gives me error message like Ďbackup files contains unrecognized media and Ö.í.

If anyone has idea to extract files from Pen Drive, please suggest


Thanks much
Amni
 

A:How to Restore Windows Backup Files

Hello techamni, and welcome to TSG...

How did you do the backup?

Did you use a backup program application. If so, what program?

OR

Did you simply copy the files to the pin drive?
 

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Hi
cant convince my wife to move to windows 10..... yet

if I make an acronis true image back up of her system now, then upgrade vidta to windows 7, then upgrade to windows 10, let it activate, then make another acronis true image backup.....then restore the vista backup.

will I then at some future date, possibly even after the ' free' windows 10 peruod expires, restore the windows 10 from the image I have ?

sounds bit complicated, but if I leave it too long the free windows 10 upgrade will end..

any comments please

A:installing windows 10 backup and restore later

if I make an acronis true image back up of her system now, then upgrade vidta to windows 7, then upgrade to windows 10, let it activate, then make another acronis true image backup.....then restore the vista backup.



Backup VistaUpgrade Vista->Windows 7 -> Windows 10. Get activated.Backup Windows 10.Clean Install Windows 10. Make sure still activatedBackup a fresh copy of Windows 10Restore Vista

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Just installed build 7600 today and I've been having problems restoring the files backup I made. Everything restores fine except for anything that was in the Program Files folder. When I look at the error log at the end, I get like 100,000 lines of things similar to this.

Restore skipped restoring the file: C:\Program Files\Adobe to original location.

I think I've figured out why. Everytime I try to change or delete anything in Program Files I get access is denied. You need permission from... Looks to me like Windows looked itself out. And nothing I do grants me permission to the folder. I've changed owership from TrustInstaller to myself, but it keeps telling me I need permission from Tony-PC/Tony, which is me... I've given myself full control over the files and still it won't let me touch them.

A:Problems with Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Does backup do backups of installed program?
Does it mean that when you installed 7600 you wont have to install all the programs again you will simple restore from backup?

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Until last night I was able to backup the whole disk using the backup facility that comes with Windows 7. As of last night, now shows backup for the C partition only, the Recovery and System partitions are omitted. Ideas most welcome.

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore Problem

Hello grasmith,

Did you mean to create a system image? It should include all system drives/partitions by default with it.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hello,

I finally was able to clone my Hd to a SSD 128 gb but the system restore and daily backup to a internal 320 Gb IDE Hd appears to not be working?

Am I missing something? Does the backup hard drive need to be formated to a different cluster size? I tried to do a system restore and a backup restore and they both failed.

The backup restore said something about partition size error.

Thank you very much for any info on what I need to do to get my daily backups and system restore working. I do use both features quite allot.

A:New SSD System Restore and Windows Backup

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Are you using Windows built-in backup and restore for all of this?

I seriously doubt cluster size has anything to do with it, but your partition setup might. That's why the screen shot is needed.

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Hi,

I'm running Windows XT Pro with service pack 2 installed.

I backup up my data onto an DLT tape drive with no problems at all, but today I tried to restore a few files as a test, and found that it is very very slow. To restore a folder of 46MB, the program gives me an estimate of between 22 and 230 days to do the restore.

Is there a known problem with the restore function, and if yes, what is the fix?

Regards,

Helmutd
 

A:Using backup and restore function of Windows XT

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i may have disabled back up & restore in windows 7. is there any way
of enabling this because i wish to back up files on another computer.

A:Windows 7 Backup + Restore problem

Hi, go to start search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-


Code:
echo > 0 & sc queryex RpcSs >> 0 & sc queryex SDRSVC >> 0 & sc queryex DcomLaunch >> 0 & echo >> 0 & notepad 0
press enter. Please post the notepad outcome here.

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I recently purchased Windows 7 Professional. I went with professional instead of home premium because both were $30 (student discount) and I thought a clean install of windows (current version: vista home premium) shouldn't be too hard.

I decided to partition my hard drive however, to dual boot vista and windows 7. The reason I did this was to make sure I got everything restored onto the Windows 7 partition before deleting vista.

But, I just found out that Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore isn't available on Vista Home Premium, which I find absurd. Does anyone know how I can go about restoring all my files onto Windows 7? Am I stuck doing everything manually?

A:Backup and restore files onto Windows 7?

Assuming you have already installed Windows 7 onto one partition and Vista is on another and you want to restore your personal files to the Windows 7 partition, then yes--restore them manually. Typically by drag and drop or send or whatever your normally use.

If you are not talking about personal files, that is another question.

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is it possible to get the complete pc backup option (only on business and ultimate) on home premium?

thanks.

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Dear Experts hope you can solve my probs:
I had windows 7 home premium free upgraded from Vista home premium. i had 2 question.

1. The setup stored in D partition is whether win 7 or Vista. how can i confirm?

2. Recently i was creating system image but due to unavailable more blank dvd i could not completed and i had to interrupt after a single dvd disk. and again next day when i am trying to make system image, i could not getting any option at Backup and Restore folder in control panel. Pls advice.

My system info:
T
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7550 @ 2.26GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4063 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466843 MB, Free - 317496 MB; D: Total - 10091 MB, Free - 1408 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 361B
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows 7 Backup and Restore not working

Vista was pre-installed and you also received a Windows 7 Upgrade DVD? If so, the Recovery partition has Vista.
 

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I am switching my pc from vista 64 bit to 32 bit. I have the CD to do this, but I need to back up my info.

So......last night I tried to use the "backup and restore center." I chose the all the files there....data files it seemed, which is what I wanted.

An hour later, it wasn't even a quarter done....so I start looking at it and it's backing up everything. Programs I have disks for, things that aren't data files at all, etc. Apparently, choosing "documents" doesn't mean your "documents" folder, it means EVERYTHING on your computer that the center thinks is a document.

Why do I need to backup everything like this....I don't even know if I have enough room on my 120 GB external hard drive, it was taking so long.....

Can't I just do this manually, or might I miss something big? Don't I just need to copy the documents, pictures and music folders? Also, bookmarks and address book? Is there something else I need? I assumed that any program I would have to reinstall with my disc or go back to the website I got it from. What's with the restore center restoring everything?

A:Windows backup and restore or manually?

You can make the job easier by right clicking on folders and then send to. You can send to a flash drive, HD, etc.

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I've been trying to use Backup and Restore (Win 7) with Windows 10. Is this workable and dependable or a mistake.

A:Will Backup and Restore (Windows 7) work with Win 10?

ndewanet,
You cannot use Windows 7 DBAR with Windows 10. Below is information on how to restore Windows 10.
 Reset or reinstall Windows 10 on your Dell computer
Create Windows 10 recovery media for your Dell computer
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.

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We have about 20 workstations that we will be backing up the user's desktop, music, favorites, and program data to a fileserver. I am thinking that synctoy will be best instead of the windows 7 backup/restore utility because you don't have to depend on that utility to be able to access the files/folders. Also, I like to see the files/folders that are backed up onto our fileserver, so I know without a doubt they have been backed up. Sync toy seems to be simple enough to set up to me and schedule to run everyday, since I use it on my own PC.

I'm just wondering do any of you use synctoy in a work environment to backup user's files/folders ect.? Which do you prefer, synctoy or windows backup utlity?

A:Synctoy Vs. Windows Backup & Restore

Personally, I think SyncToy is the way to go, for the very reasons you mentioned. Basically, its transparent what is happening during the backup.

This is a tutorial I wrote for it, if you need more information:
SyncToy - Backup User Data

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Hi!
I recently had to reformat my computer due to some sort of malware (I think) that I could never get completely fixed. Before doing so I backed up my software with the Windows Backup that came with my XP Home to an external hard drive. After reformatting, I connected the hard drive and found the file. It was 33+ gigs, just like it was supposed to be. But when I clicked on the file and then chose "restore," the utility told me there was no file there. I'd doublechecked just before reformatting, and the file worked fine, so I have no idea what the problem is. Can anyone help? I desperately need that info!
Thanks!

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I inadvertently backed up everything except my EFI Partition. Now, I need to restore my entire system. Is this possible? Where can I find instructions? Thank you..............

A:How restore from backup without EFI partition - Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

How did you backup?

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Hello, OS: vista business SP2 My comp was acting weird, running slow, especially system functions, so after running multiple virus/malware scans that came up clean, chkdsk came back fine, and a few other tests/scans/etc. I decided to do a restore to a backup image from a month ago when i know the system was running fine. I put in my windows disk, do a restore, computer comes back up, looks ok. I try to do a windows update, and i get errors.sometimes it starts to run, sometimes gets as far as making a restore point, but then stops. i'v tried looking for a fix on windows site but no luck so far. i ran their windows update fixit, it runs says it found update components that need repaired, says it's fixed them, but when i try to do an update, no luck errors again.Errors found:Code 80070570 Windows Update encountered an unknown error.Code FFFFFFFE Windows Update encountered an unknown error.(thats 7 F's fallowed by an E )In addition to running the microsoft fixit utility, i have done another check for bad sectors on the HD that came back with no errors.only other odd thing that is happening is if i try to ctrl/alt/del to get to the task manager, i get no response for 10-20 sec, followed by a black screen for 10-20 sec, then a popup saying that "login process has failed to creat the security options dialog" at the top and a red x with "failure security options" in the body of the popup and an ok button that when pressed takes me back to the desktop.... Read more

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