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Q: Backup Software (EaseUS/Windows Backup)

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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After having a lot of problems with Acronis on my XP sp3 system, I tried EaseUS ToDo Backup, and it seems to work pretty well. I can't figure out one thing though. It creates a folder on my C drive labeled "Boot", which does contain some files. I tried deleting it, but the program seems to create it every time I run it, and the program works fine. I wasn't able to find out anything on their website. Does anyone know what that "Boot" folder does, and do I need it ? Thanks in advance.
 

A:EaseUS ToDo Backup

I use it and I don't know, I'll have to pay attention next time...anything specific inside, like a log or possible image file(s) that might be meant for a boot disc?
 

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hi, i want to make a "sector by sector clone copy" of my operating system hard drive.

i've read through the help files for this program, and i can't find the answers there.

when i try to make my clone copy, the drive letter, of my destination drive gets changed, then the operation gets aborted. then i have to go in and re-set the drive letter, and re-format my external drive, to bring it back to it's original settings, and so my system recognises the drive.

so i am doing something wrong, or missing something that needs to be done.

if someone familliar with this program could give me directions on how to make my clone copy, it would be great !!
thanks,
ron
 

A:Solved: help with Easeus backup program please

nevermind, i found out Easeus has a forum. i will post my problems there.....
 

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This concerns Easeus Todo Backup Free Edition

Everytime I backup to my 120GB HP drive it gets to about three quarters of the way through and then freezes; however, when I backup to what is the initial default folder, C:\My Backups, it works perfectly to the end. What is odd is when I cancel it (because it is frozen) I go back into the program and the Logs say the backup to F: has been Successful. I am doing a Full File Backup using the File Types (Documents, Music, Pictures, Financial, Videos) option. I am using:
EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1
Windows XP SP3
I have 2GB RAM.
I have checked and there is enough space on the external drive.
 

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I am a new member and hi to every one here! My previous Win. was XP Prof. and i was using Macrium Reflect(free) for B&R (using the Linux rescue disk) without a hiccup not even once. I have installed Win. 7 Professional and my restore process using the Linux rescue disk has failed every time! I usually take the backups onto a Seagate free Agent Pro (1 TB) external HD and as a test have taken backups(two) onto an internal disk partition-->C/,D/,E/, onto F DRIVE.Both methods have failed. I am very curious to know whether there are any other methods of "restore" other than the rescue disk in Macrium!Any help is most welcome as i am at my wit's end.Thanks a lot!

A:Macrium reflect or easeus professional backup?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav


I am a new member and hi to every one here! My previous Win. was XP Prof. and i was using Macrium Reflect(free) for B&R (using the Linux rescue disk) without a hiccup not even once. I have installed Win. 7 Professional and my restore process using the Linux rescue disk has failed every time! I usually take the backups onto a Seagate free Agent Pro (1 TB) external HD and as a test have taken backups(two) onto an internal disk partition-->C/,D/,E/, onto F DRIVE.Both methods have failed. I am very curious to know whether there are any other methods of "restore" other than the rescue disk in Macrium!Any help is most welcome as i am at my wit's end.Thanks a lot!


I am using Macrium without any problems. Could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management. That will give us a better idea of what we are dealing with. == Also, did it back up a few times and it stopped working or it just never backed up at all on Win 7?

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Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
Edit: I have edited out "MBR" and replaced it with "System Reserved."
 
I've had my computer for about 5 years and have never gotten Windows Image backup to work properly.
 
I now have EaseUs Todo Backup free edition. ( Got a severe adware with the download of EaseUs Partition Master and Todo.)
 
EaseUs backup has a System backup that aparently makes an Image of the C: partition only. I'm pretty sure that if I ever need to recover from that, I will have a bootable C: drive again. But, I need to image my D: partition also. EaseUs has a feature 'Disk/Partition backup' that allows me to select my System Reserved, C:Windows, and D:Programs, partitions.
 
Does anyone know if, by using EaseUs Todo 'Disk/Partition' backup, it will create a restoreable, bootable image for my primary drive, C: and D: partitions? Basically, does Disk/Partition backup make a normal restorable image as long as you have it include the System Reserved?
 
Second question:
Can I create a bootable DVD with EaseUs Todo backup software on it?
 
Thanks,
Harry

A:EaseUs Todo backup - Couple of questions please.

Okay, I figured out how to make the bootable disk. It's in the tools stuff. Took me two hours to actually get one made though.
 
So, I still need to know if I can use 'Disk/Partition backup' to make a restoreable, bootable image of my C: and D: partitions as long as I include System Reserve with it?
 
Harry

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Dumps and whatnot are attached. While I probably have a very old version of the backup software (which doesn't help things; will update it), this is the first time I've gotten the BSOD from this particular driver. Not sure if it is related, but as you will see in the zip that I have a few other BSODs from a few months ago. My biggest concern is if I have a hardware problem.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD during incremental EaseUS backup (eubakup.sys)

Hi Milo212,

Welcome to the 7forums

I suggest that you either update or remove the HP software, besides EaseUs was also a driver from HP was flagged.

Code:
fffff880`25cafa48 fffff880`0184e2ceUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hpdskflt.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for hpdskflt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for hpdskflt.sys
hpdskflt+0x22ce

4: kd> lmvm hpdskflt
Browse full module list
start end module name
fffff880`0184c000 fffff880`01856000 hpdskflt T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: hpdskflt.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hpdskflt.sys
Image name: hpdskflt.sys
Browse all global symbols functions data
Timestamp: Fri May 13 20:47:02 2011 (4DCD7CA6)
CheckSum: 0000E6A7
ImageSize: 0000A000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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I have Easeus backup software and I burned the export ISO and than I clicked on the emergency icon and burned the burnable disk. I restored my computer with the bootable disk. It doesnít work. What do I do now?http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm
 

A:Easeus backup bootable disk problem?

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EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 emergency disk won't boot from USB.

That's the long and the short of it. I changed the boot priority in BIOS to boot the USB first. I got it to read the USB key one time when plugged into the USB 2.0 port. While the busy circles were twirling I got a "please wait." Then I got a command prompt flicker, then a screen from Windows saying it did not boot properly.

So I turned off Secure Boot. Made the USB boot stick over again. Now I get nada no matter what. I hold down the power button to shut down. When I power back up it just goes to the regular logon screen.

I was hoping to be able to boot off the stick to avoid buying a 5 pack of CDR just to burn one disc. At least for now to have my system backed up.

A:EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 won't boot from USB

Has EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 6.1 have full support for Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Which is signed by Microsoft.

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Giveaway time-frame: This giveaway ends Thursday April 4, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -7). You must download, install, and register this giveaway by 11:59 PM on Thursday — you will not be able to install or reinstall after that time.






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For those that don’t know, EaseUS Todo Backup is a drive-level (image) backup program that allows you to backup and restore drives, partitions, and whole systems. On top of that, it also supports file-level backup plus has other features like drive cloning, system snapshot, and virtualization.

EaseUS Todo Backup comes in three versions: Free, Home, and Workstation. This giveaway is of Workstation. What makes EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation different from Free and Home versions are the following three major features that Workstation has:
Aility to restore to dissimilar hardware
Ability to virtualize your system (P2V)
Full support for dynamic drives (in addition to basic drives)


[Windows] Free EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation (v5.8)

Thanks to Ashraf and dottech

A Guy

A:EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation (v5.8) Giveaway

Thanks Bill et al.

Can I make a boot disk off of the main program?

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I have 4 licenses but no media and I want to go back to it.

What I have experienced is that when downloading what is supposed to be 6.5, it turns out to be 7.0 and my licenses don't work for that -OR- when trying to download what is supposed to be 6.5, my security software goes berserk with warning messages.

I can't even find 6.5 on the EaseUS site.

If you can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading this.

A:Can someone guide me to a clean download of Easeus todo backup 6.5?

Well you can try this link:

http://www.easeus-download.com/temp/tbh_trial_6.5.exe

I can't confirm that it's the correct one as I don't have an account or password (needed to download the file) but I see that you have an Easus account.

Note: I couln't find the download either but modified a link to get the above so it might well point to a different version. However I'd expect the link to return an error when clicked on if that's the case.

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This happened right after the restart after Easeus Todo Back up installation.

My worry is why it is mentioning winlogon?

A:mozqlite3.dll missing after Easeus Todo Backup install

Very high possibility of a Trojan/Virus. Please scan you computer with any freshly updated antivirus software, like:
FREE Microsoft Security Essentials Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
or
FREE Kaspersky Virus Removal Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Download
or
people on this forums seems to like Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

Also you could download this free Autoruns utility by Microsoft/Sysinternals.
It does NOT fix anything, but it can give you an idea what starts with your system, particularly check out Winlogon section.

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hi there , before having a deeper look at my machine as recommended by orange blossom - following guide "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools" indicating backing up being the first step. I tried the microsoftbackup for xp link that was listed in this guide, but couldnt find it!! (I have windows xp media centre edition)

So i am just about to run cobian boletus for first time , and get ERR 2011-09-13 16:19 Error while creating the Volume Shadow Copy snapshot: The requested object does not exist. error

but it appears to continue to backup.
what does this error mean, and what if anything do i need to do?

I have been asking on the cobian help forum about this and have not got very far with a reply
- i have got 118gb on my external harddrive, that should be enough free space to store the created shadow volume?

what is Volume Shadow Copy snapshot anyhow?? .
i have posted on cobians help forum but had no reply so my investigation of my computers problems has ground to a halt as i havent ensured a good back up.
any thoughts on using the Easeus Todo Backup tool instead?

A:backing up problems - cobian? Easeus Todo Backup?

Todo is similar To Acronis. It will Make an Image of your Hard Disk. But it only Mounts the image in Read Mode. So if you need to take over permissions of the User Directory, you will be stuffed (Product Fail). Acronis is much better, although you have to pay for it.

Anotehr Solution is if you do not wat to go back to that install, just Dump the Data to a Disk. Cobian may no work, there may be an Issue with VSS (Volume Shadow Service)

I would just use a Good File Manager, Total Commander is best. Grab it at File Hippo. http://www.filehippo.com/download_total_commander/

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The folks at EaseUS have offered us a 48 hour giveaway for EaseUS Todo Backup Home.






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Todo Backup Home

Easy laptop & PC backup and recovery software for home users.
It enables users one click to back up system and restore, and performs differential & incremental backup to save time and avoid troubles.


Get your free copy here - EaseUS Giveaway Campaigns

A:48 Hour Giveaway of EaseUS Todo Backup Home

Morning John,

Thank you for this, will be giving it a try. My fios was working pretty well this morning, 116MB download in less that 10 seconds, though, one observation that you will probably be getting questions on so, I may as well be the first to ask.

I noticed the file name is tbh_trial.exe, is it safe to assume that the license will unlock the trial and it will become the full program?

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G'day everyone

Does anyone know of a simple backup program that is capable of backing up large files incrementally by splitting the file and backing up only changed parts of the file? The files I'm talking about are files that get altered by appending stuff at the end of the file, e.g. log files or mailbox files, so it's generally possible to split a new version of the file at the exact point where the old version stopped, purely by file size.

Specifically, I want to back up Thunderbird and SeaMonkey mailboxes without having to create additional subfolders within those programs.

I understand that if something had changed near the beginning of the file, then the whole file will have to be backed up, unless the backup program is capable of some very clever searching, but mostly the files will change only by having data appended to it.

Thanks
Samuel

A:Backup software that splits large files for incremental backup

You may want to rethink incremental backups. Where I worked, until I retired, we first used incremental backups for our servers. That seemed like a good approach - make an initial full backup on one day of the week and then only incrementals the rest of the week. That allowed smaller backups however when it came time to restore it was a nightmare making sure the incrementals were installed in the proper order, and it took much longer to restore. A decision was made to only do full backups every night and although the backup was bigger if a restore was needed there was no confusion on order of reinstall and it took less time.

I do the same thing with my own PC backups. I use Acronis True Image, which has incremental backup ability, but I only do full hard drive backups, to a separate hard drive.

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I'm preparing to upgrade from Windows 2000 professional to XP. I would like a perfect backup of my C: drive in case the worst happens and XP kills my computer (so I can revert back to 2000 and my old system without a problem). I have 2 hard drives so I have the room to put an exact image of my C: drive onto the slave drive. Just wanting to get some feedback as to the best way to do this.

So far I just used the "backup now" option in Windows 2000 and saved a .bkf file of my entire drive to the slave. It actually didn't take up that much space--the .bkf must contain some sort of compression.

Anyway, is this the best way to go about protecting myself or would it be worthwhile to instead invest in a 3rd party backup program instead before undertaking this? There are tons of programs out there of course, Norton Ghost, Backup Now, GoBack, or what have you. If Windows' option works well I don't know why people would buy a 3rd party program but I hear about it a lot so I thought I'd ask. Anyone ever restored an entire system from a windows .bkf file before and had difficulty? Protecting myself is pretty important to me.

Any advice would be helpful.
 

A:Computer backup before upgrade to XP--backup software suggestions,.bkf files,etc?

With the windows backup you have to reinstall windows and then restore the backup to get back to where you were. I use and love ghost because it makes a 100% exact copy of EVERYTHING and all you have to do to get it back is to restore the image and you're up a going again - no need to reinstall windows. Is also fast and can clone one drive to another or create an Image file.

GoBack I don't like and Backup Now needs windows to be installed to restore the backup
 

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I have a new HP Pavillion Elite HPE with 920 GB of memory running Windows 7. I am an average computer user. I have a WD external backup drive with 1TB memory. I don't like the backup software that comes with the computer. I can't access anything to see how old the files are. The only option is to restore. Thank God I haven't had to do that. I have the files important to me backed up manually. I tried Nova backup but all I had was a bunch (really- a bunch) of files again that I couldn't access. I had a copy of Norton Ghost that wouldn't work with my old XP computer so I tried it on this one. After days with support manipulating my computer, going through three people to the software engineer, they could not make Ghost work on my (64? whatever) computer.

I don't know if I need a mirror or clone or whatever I've been reading about that I don't understand. I have plenty of room on the backup drive and have CD's and DVD's that will restore, I think. Best Buy made me some when I bought it and the computer made me make some as well when I got home. I can manually do a system backup less my files that doesn't change. So what I really want to do is to find a software that will enable me to choose the files I want to that sometimes change (My Documents) and have those backup on a regular basis. I also want to have those so I can go to my M drive (backup drive) and see my files just like in windows explorer. That way, if anything does happen, I know my files are alright and if I have ... Read more

A:Is there a backup software that transfers files I can read on my backup drive?

and welcome to the Forum

I use Syncback for that:

SyncBack Freeware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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

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

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

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

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

echo Backup Complete!
@pause
 

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

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

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How come the built in Vista backup utility doesn't backup software? Does anyone know of a way to do this, or know of any software that will create an image of my harddrive? I seriously need to reformat my computer and I can't do it without this.

Thanks.

A:Vista Backup Utility Doesnt Backup Software?

Norton ghost or Acronis True Image... the latter is the easier of the two apps IMO.

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First off, I am using a Samsung NP305E5A-A07US Laptop with Win 7 Home Premium.

I have been using EaseUS Todo Backup for awhile now, and I really like it, because it is so simple to make partition images, and then to restore them.

This morning, however, I went to restore my last good image, from the Boot Disk, but when it brought up the initial screen, I got no response when hitting the Enter Key to select the restor function.

I tried shutting down and booting into windows, then shutting down again, and booting back to the Boot Disk, but still not response from the keyboard in the initial screen.

It seems that possibly my keyboard is not responding when not in Windows, as all works fine there.

Any ideas????

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First off, I am using a Samsung NP305E5A-A07US Laptop with Win 7 Home Premium.

I have been using EaseUS Todo Backup for awhile now, and I really like it, because it is so simple to make partition images, and then to restore them.

This morning, however, I went to restore my last good image, from the Boot Disk, but when it brought up the initial screen, I got no response when hitting the Enter Key to select the restor function.

I tried shutting down and booting into windows, then shutting down again, and booting back to the Boot Disk, but still not response from the keyboard in the initial screen.

It seems that possibly my keyboard is not responding when not in Windows, as all works fine there.

Any ideas????

A:No keyboard response when booting with EaseUs Todo Backup boot disk.

When you created the boot disc, did you boot with it and check to see if you could actually do a restore?

You might want to make a new boot disc and see if it works.

I have had problems with image boot discs not being able to restore an image even though they would boot.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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Please let me know any backup software this is free or retail of backup software... i need to collect my college USB work (128 MB) and backup them..

Then im looking for secure backup online... Size about 130MB is okay

Thanks for help.
 

A:Backup? Sercue Backup Software needed!

I like the free version of Syncback for continous backups, though if you only have 128mb and its basically one time or infrequent why not just copy it to a backup?

Online, 2 gigs or less, I'd recommend Mozy for free secure backup.
 

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

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

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



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

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

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

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Hi,

Because the amount of data stored on my drives is continuously increasing, I've decided that it's time to find a way to backup the most important part of it.

So, I'm looking for a software capable of making a backup copy(on a secondary HDD) of certain folders and of certain files(from certain folders) and keeping it updated.

I'm also interested to make a backup copy of files that are locked, if possible.
I have some VMs and I'd like to back them up too if possbile.(I'll check to see whether VMWare Workstation can backup itself by taking snapshots on a different HDD at certain moments).

The software really needs to be able to cope with paths longer than 255 characters, it has to be able to retain all the file's attributes(creation date, modified date, attribute fields, etc), and it has to ba able to do bit-by-bit checking in order to prevent corruption.

Also, there are some large files that I can't backup(it would take too much space), and in this case I'd like to have a list of their names and sizes, and if possible a checksum(TTH or emule's MD5), in order to redownload them easily in case of a disaster.


What software would you advise me to use?
BTW, I'm also very interested about your backup methods for your sensible data.

PS: Neither RAID nor a ZFS NAS box are solutions for me at the moment, and I'm not looking for a software that does backup to an entire partition.

Regards,
Nick

A:Looking for a good backup software/backup plan

You dont want much do you Nick?? Im not aware of any program that will do 100% of everything that you have listed ... that would require custom software ... the easiest solution IMO would be a program like Acronis/Macrium image, backed up to an external 2tb hard drive ... it may not be the most elegant solution, but it would work...

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Ok i use Easeus Todo backup free edition to clone my Hdd into a new one and it work great i though
untill i tried opening Quickbooks i got this message saying "quickbooks" didn"t get install correctly so i went ahead and uninstall it .And reinstalled it again. and again when i tried to open it i got the same message."Quickbooks didn't get installed correctly" ???????
"everything else works and looks good"

whats up with this why is doing that ?

Is there a freeware out there tha can do a better job ?Are a paid version ?

Thanks for any help in advanced.
 

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Ok long title but here's a rundown of the problem:

My friend was formatting his XP machine to install a clean Win7.
I went ahead and backed up his stuff on XP via EASEUS To-Do Backup utility onto a laptop HDD USB enclosure.
We installed Win7 on his machine.
We plugged in the USB Enclosure with the backed up data.
We then went into the EASEUS program and mounted the image file.
We went to access his User folder in Documents and Settings and got the error:
So I clicked Continue and then got the error:
So I went into the Security tab to add the current Username I was logged into as being able to access the folder and then I received this error:

There is no switch on the laptop HDD or USB enclosure to write protect it so I don't know why it's giving me this error. If anyone knows please help me out, thanks in advance!
 

A:Media Write Protected Error Accessing Mounted Drive via EASEUS Backup in Win7

Probably giving you that clear-as-mud message because you don't have permission to change the permissions.

Try Take Ownership.
 

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My Win 7 x64 machine (Dell) has three hard drives in it. The original 2TB Seagate with the operating system on it, C:, a 2TB WD used for data storage,F:, ..and a 1TB Seagate repurposed from the XP computer it replaced. That last drive contains only data as that was its purpose in the previous machine. There are no programs on it and it's formatted NTFS.

On boot-up, the computer sees the 1TB Seagate as drive E: and it functions just fine until it's time for a Windows Backup. About 30 seconds into the backup, I get the message that "Intel Rapid Storage Technology has detected a disk removed on Port 3." At this point, the backup fails and Windows no longer sees the E: drive until next cold boot. The backup's target is an external Seagate drive J: that is unaffected by any of this.

Yes, I've changed SATA cables. I've changed the Motherboard connection where the E: drive's SATA cable is attached. I've reversed and rerouted cables so there's no odd pressure on any one of them. I've disabled the power-saving settings so the disc spins all the time. Nothing helps.

The E: drive functions just fine until Windows Backup starts, then it acts as if I removed it.

Error code from Windows Backup dialog is 0x80070002 "The system cannot find the file specified."

Suggestions?

A:When Backup Runs, Windows Reports Backup Target Disk Removed

Can you access the external target drive normally?

Also, could you post a screencap of Disk Management for us?
(Windows key + R to open Run, then type "diskmgmt.msc")

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How do I control how much disk space my Windows Backup takes up? I have a 1TB external disk for backups and other files. My computer's HDD only has about 250GB capacity. I don't know why my backups file got so bloated. What should I do?

I see that I can delete the older backup file: 22-Oct to 11-Nov. But read the text.
""Deleting previous backups will free up space on your backup location."
So far so good.

Then it continues, "All files backed up during the selected period will be deleted."

I'm pretty sure the text is just badly written. I guess that means the backup-files (on the backup drive) will be deleted. They couldn't mean that the original files (on my data drive) will be deleted. That sure is a scary possibility though. How do you understand this?

System: Windows 7 Enterprise

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A:Backup takes 800GB? Manage Windows Backup Disk Space

Yes, it is perhaps, badly written, but true. All files in the backup period from 22-Oct. to 11-Nov. will be deleted. Not to worry, though, because those same files are backed up in a later backup period from 11-Nov. to ? It is safe to delete older backup periods.

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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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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 got a simple question, let me explain it like an example: Let's say I backup 100GB of data with Windows Backup and over the time where I do all my backups there is like only 30GB of data which changed from those 100GB and also new files were added. Now my external drive is full. When I now delete the very early backup, the first one where the 100GB of data was saved, will it delete then ALL those 100 GB, or will it just delete the previous versions of the files which were modified AFTER that time, which are in this case the 30GB I talked about? Because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup.

A:(windows Backup) deleting old backup states simple question

"because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup."

Correct. Windows by default does what is called "incremental backups". It takes a master image of the entire system per your direction, then on the schedule, it takes an inventory of only what has changed and backs up those changes. That is with a DATA BACKUP.

If you do SYSTEM IMAGE, it gives you two options you can set, from which are accessible from Manage Space > System Image/Change Settings:

You should have similar space management controls for your data backups as well. Since I only do a system image every week as my data is on a different drive than the OS, I do not.

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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
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate connected to network with Server 2008 (R2).

I am trying to backup the System Image [only] to a share on the server without success:

[Window Title] Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options

[Main Instruction] Check your backup

[Content] Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination.

[Try to run backup again] [Change backup settings]

[Expanded Information]
Backup time: 8/05/2016 6:20 PM
Backup location: \\Server2008\backup\
Error code: 0x8078006F

The backup location is a valid share on the server and is accessible (and read/writeable) from my Win7 machine. Both SYSTEM and Administrators have "Full control". When setting up the backup, the location is tested and a username and password requested - these are accepted (and wrong ones are not, so some sort of check is being carried out), however when I attempt to run the backup (either manually or on schedule) the backup runs briefly (a few %) then fails with the message "Windows backup did not complete successfully" then the message box as above. No files are created at the backup location.

A search of the web finds a lot of similar questions and a lot of wrong and useless answers. This has been an ongoing problem for some time, but I really would like to have a regular scheduled backup. Has anybody got any clues, please?

A:Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination, Error: 0x8078006F

Hi Seven,

include the domain name of the network drive (not the computer you're backing up, but the network device): NETWORKDEVICE\Username\backup\
Roy

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Hi I was not sure if I should ask here or on windows 8.. I am not sure how to backup my software on Windows 8 to a disc or my backup drive.
Any Help would be appreciated.
Thanks
 

A:How do I backup software in Windows 8?

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Hello, I'm pretty technologically illeterate and I'm trying to find software that is able to backup my Windows XP computer in case my current hard drive fails. What I'm looking for is something I can put in a new hard drive that can install the OS, installed programs and other files (or is there no such thing?). Or is there something that can install my previously installed programs and other work files, provided that I have an OS installed (I think I still have my XP CD-Rom somewhere out back). Also, the backup files themselves can be stored where? Is a USB stick suitable, or even on another computer? Can someone point me into the right direction into what key words I'm looking for in backup software (I see all these different options about backup recovery, emergency recovery...etc and I don't know the functions/differences), or is there a built in function in XP that can achiveve this. Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

A:Windows XP Backup Software

Free or are you willing to pay for it. A Free Solution is Easeus Todo Backup Free - Download.com

If you want to pay and have a true backup image Complete hard disk recovery solution, backup, drive copy, clone and image computer software

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Any suggestions for backup software that will work with XP (Pro) and a cd-rw?
I currently have Ghost but looking for a more traditional backup program to run nightly.

Thanks!
 

A:backup software: Windows XP and cd-rw

NTI Backup Now and Veritis Backup Exec are the two most commonly used for that. I donít know of a freeware that will do decent incremental backups to CDR.

I havenít used it but newer versions of Nero have a utility to write anything that has changed in a folder which would be a sort of manual incremental backup. I donít think you can schedule it though. You could try the demo and see if it works out for you: http://www.nero.com/en/download.htm
 

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Hi folks,

I'm looking for recommendations on good, free, backup software for windows 7.

I've been using the built-in backup software in windows and find it to be a bit lacking in functionality.

Right now my windows backups get sent to a SAMBA share, but I cannot adjust how often it does full backups, and as such, it's eating up my disk space..

What are you guys using?

A:best backup software for windows 7

I have Win 7 on a separate drive from my data. to back up Win 7, I'm using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect) once a week to make a full image. I also make an image before making any changes, such as trying out a new program. That way, if something goes pear shaped, I can restore win 7 using a previous image. In fact, I find Macrium Reflect to be far more reliable than System Restore and have System Restore turned off.

To backup my data, I use a folder/file syncing program called FreeFileSync. I have it set to Mirror. It syncs folder pairs that one has predetermined; an entire disk can be considered to be a folder. It will only copy over new and changed files on the source disk to a destination disk and delete files on the destination disk that have been deleted on the source disk. I also have it set to put any files it deletes on the destination disk to a Versioning folder on another internal disk. Since only changed data is being dealt with, he process is so fast, I can do daily backups onto two different backup HDDs.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

Thanks for your help.

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Hi. I am trying to perform a full PC Backup on Vista Service Pack 2.  I have a recently purchased Seagate Backup Plus 2TB drive which has 1.6TB free space.  When I do the normal 'Backup Files' option it backs up onto this drive no problem  When I then try to do a Complete PC Backup onto the same disk (size of backup estimted to be 67Gb), it bombs straight away, with the error message 'One of the backup files could not be created. (x08078002A)'. I have only performed a full backup once onto multiple DVDs which worked fine.  This backup however, is seriously out of date now. Could someone please assist? Thanks.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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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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I'm about ready to consider this a bug.

Traditionally, I share a folder from my Desktop to my PC via SMB and it works perfect as can be. The HDD on the Desktop has PLENTY of space and is in NTFS format and not being used as a NAS.

I browse network to find the folder I want, there it is all ready to be used. I select and enter the same information (my live email and password, and also tried Desktop username/password) as I did with getting the folder to share in the first place.

I keep getting the error 0x80070544 which tells me that it's the network credentials.

There is only a grand total of one post on here that I can find that error code and it was never truly resolved. I don't know what I should do. I would despise using alternative software over something as trivial as this.

Any help would be GREATLY! appreciated.

A:Windows Backup: Set Network Backup. Error: 0x80070544

Prefix your username with the name of the pc your connecting to assuming you have an account on that pc so if the pc is called fredspc you enter fredpc\username

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Hi,

The company I work for is expanding and I have been tasked with organising the backup policy. I have opted for Microsoft System Center: Data Protection Manager 2010 installed on a Windows Server 2008 machine.

All the backup files are kept on a dedicated HDD in the data store.

My question is can I use Windows Server Backup which comes with Server 2008 to make a working backup of the DPM data store to an external HDD? If I can then which locations do I have to include in the backup.

I would also appreiciate any links which might help.

Thanks for any help.

Brad
 

A:Can I backup DPM 2010 store using Windows Server Backup?

Tr this link below.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399260.aspx
 

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I am looking for a good backup program for Windows 7 Pro (64 bit). I recently upgraded from Windows XP Pro SP3. On that OS, I used HP SimpleSave software for my backups. HP SimpleSave did one full backup the first time I installed it, and after that, it would backup changed files every time my computer was idle for 5 minutes. And as this article notes, "The backup is simply the duplicate of the original files, making restoring very fast and easy." I liked HP SimpleSave's simplicity.

I doubt that HP SimpleSave is natively compatible with Windows 7 -- and even if it is, I'm not even sure where to get it (except from the original external hard drive).

Do you know of good, reliable backup software for Windows 7? I'm particularly looking for software that will backup modified files every time my computer is idle for a certain length of time. Sort of a pseudo-continuous incremental backup.

Thanks so much for your time.

A:Reliable backup software for Windows 7?

Do you want to back up JUST your personal data files?

Or your Windows installation?

Or both?

Or "everything on all partitions in my PC"?

Or "everything on this one drive in my PC"?

Or?

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I am looking for a way either through software or someother method (if one exists) that will allow me to backup/restore (if there is a difference between the two) my operating system. I read a little on it and most people say do not use the stuff that comes with windows 2000.

Does anyone have a solution?

Thanks
 

A:Windows Backup/restor software

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I've just a fresh clean install of Windows 7 and all the programs I normally use. I wanted to inquire as to what the best program is to now create an image of my system so that should I ever have to do a re-install again, I can just plop the image in and off and running without having to go and re-install each and every individual program again.

In addition, looking to make regular backups of important files such as family pictures, videos and my mp3 collection.

What would you guys suggest?

Thanks

PJStyles

A:Backup Software - Use Built-In Windows 7 or Other?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PJStyles


I've just a fresh clean install of Windows 7 and all the programs I normally use. I wanted to inquire as to what the best program is to now create an image of my system so that should I ever have to do a re-install again, I can just plop the image in and off and running without having to go and re-install each and every individual program again.

In addition, looking to make regular backups of important files such as family pictures, videos and my mp3 collection.

What would you guys suggest?

Thanks

PJStyles


PJ

There are 2 schools of thought. Built in doesnt add any extra apps, but is limited in function. Third party apps need to be installed but often can be more useful.

I prefer 3rd party app, and use Acronis. It can be scheduled, do files or folders, and is stable and fast.

Ask 10 ppl and you willo get 11 answers. My advice the best one is the one you will use.

If you backup you are ahead of more than 75% of ppl who dont.
Good luck

Ken

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Why would anyone choose extra ghosting software over Windows 7 built in backup system w/ system image option? Is there some benefit to this?

A:Windows 7 backup vs. extra software

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Callistra


Why would anyone choose extra ghosting software over Windows 7 built in backup system w/ system image option? Is there some benefit to this?


Yes there is more functionality in the 3rd party products. For example, the Windows system image can only be restored to a drive that is the same size or larger. It however cannot restore to a smaller drive...while 3rd party utils can.

Software like Acronis True Image 2010 has a feature called "try and decide", which allows you to take a snapshot of your system, then you can install things, patches, software, etc and see how they work. Once you are done, you can go back to Acronis and decide to either keep the changes since the snapshot and actually commit them to disk...or you can scrap them and it puts your computer back exactly the way it was when you took the snapshot.

I've used the System Image utility and it works great. It's never left me disappointed. But I've also invested in Acronis True Image Home 2010 as it only cost me $23.99 and offers some additional functionality that is a nice to have.

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I am looking for a good backup program for Windows 7 Pro (64 bit). I recently upgraded from Windows XP Pro SP3. On that OS, I used HP SimpleSave software for my backups. HP SimpleSave did one full backup the first time I installed it, and after that, it would backup changed files every time my computer was idle for 5 minutes. And as this article notes, "The backup is simply the duplicate of the original files, making restoring very fast and easy." I liked HP SimpleSave's simplicity.

I doubt that HP SimpleSave is natively compatible with Windows 7 -- and even if it is, I'm not even sure where to get it (except from the original external hard drive).

Do you know of good, reliable backup software for Windows 7? I'm particularly looking for software that will backup modified files every time my computer is idle for a certain length of time. Sort of a pseudo-continuous incremental backup.

Thanks so much for your time.

A:Reliable backup software for Windows 7?

Do you want to back up JUST your personal data files?

Or your Windows installation?

Or both?

Or "everything on all partitions in my PC"?

Or "everything on this one drive in my PC"?

Or?

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So, I'm looking for a good commercial backup application for Windows XP. We've tried a trial version of Acronis True Image 2012 but the system backup we had scheduled didn't run and I'm not sure why it didn't. The scheduled incremental backups ran fine. My main beef with Acronis is not being able to call them on the phone to get support. I don't have the account login information that was generated when we first installed the software and I'm not in a position to get it, which limits my ability to get support from Acronis.

As a result, I'm looking at another application. Here are the requirements:

Make a full system backup that can be restored in the case of a hard drive crash
Ability to create boot media to restore the full system backup (in the case of the hard drive being replaced)
Scheduled incremental backups
Automatic backup drive space management (I want the SOFTWARE to delete old backups, as necessary, to free space for new backups)
Phone based customer support, in case we have a question and need interactive assitance
Must work with a 120GB external hard drive.
I know the 120GB hard drive isn't large and replacing it might be an option for the future. Right now, that's all we have. This makes the space management requirement essential since the 120GB will fill up quickly, I imagine.

I'm looking at products by Macrium, Paragon, and Terabyte.

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A:Commercial backup software for Windows XP

I've had a few issues with Acronis. I find the program highly unstable, and the customer support is horrible, if any. I now use it only for "Try & Decide", which I find very useful!

I've heard good things about Macrium (free), but I've never tried it myself.
 

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OK I've got external HDDs, but not enough to store all my systems, so I have an HP Ultrium 460 LTO tape drive.

What software do you recommend for tape bckup on Windows 10? I tried Easeus Todo backup trial but that was painfully slow. Acronis Advanced Backup is rather expensive, and has a rep for being buggy. Symantec Backup Exec is also $$$ and needs a Windows Server to install so that doesn't work either.

I'm looking for backup to tape (or D2D2T) with a "bare metal restore" capability, freeware would be good, but I'm not averse to payware! What do the mavens here recommend?

Thanks a lot,
Dave

A:Tape backup software for Windows 10

I did not use backup payware , I use Easeus Todo Backup Free, I've been using it several years with several PCs and have had no issues with the freeware ,so I mention it FWIW.

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I'm looking for some simple backup software that:
can mirror my files from one NTFS filesystem to another (an external drive)
does an incremental backup (I don't need to recopy 1.5 TB of files every time I want to backup)
can copy files which are in use (probably using the Shadow Copy service)
will verify the files (at least with a quick CRC check) once the copy is complete
(preferably) is free or open-source software
When I used Linux as my primary OS, I had something similar set up using rsync. Ideally, I could find something like that which plays nicely with NTFS.
(rsync under Cygwin didn't seem to work well with NTFS; I used it for a while but started running into all sorts of strange permission errors.)

I don't really want drive imaging software. I like to be able to go into the backup and recover individual files quickly if necessary.

Scheduling is not necessary; I run backups on demand once or twice a week and the backup hard drives are kept offline all other times.

I've looked at a number of backup programs, but most that I've found fail at least one of the requirements above.

Do any of you have any suggestions that might help? What works for you?

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks very much.

A:Simple Windows backup software?

The two major free ones are Paragon and Macrium Reflex. They are discussed often in this forum and arguments develope over which is best.

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I have been unable to carry out a backup of my computer as Windows appears to have a severe fault. Restore point is also affected. I note a third party, AOMEI backupper is available, how reliable is this software?

A:Backup in lieu of Windows software.

I know nothing about that software but there is no point in backing up a corrupt install of Vista because the backup will be corrupt. You only want to back up when you aren't experiencing any issues. You should be able to perform manual backups of your personal files provided you aren't experiencing any hard drive issues.

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Hello all. I'm looking for some free software to back up files via secure FTP to a remote location. I use a Synology DiskStation DS214se as an FTP server and it's where the rest of my data files are backed up too. My DiskStation supports FTP, FTPS and SFTP. I essentially want to make sure the files are encrypted during transit to the remote location so they aren't transferred in plain view. Does anyone recommend any programs or recommend a paid program that would work well for this? I tried using 2BrightSparks SyncBack free software, but of course it doesn't come with the support for secure FTP on the free version. Any advice would be great, thank you!

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Hi guys, I am looking for a software (if it exists) that does the following job:

For example, I will choose a selection of folders then the software will create a duplicate copy of these folders. Now I have 2 copies of these folders on 2 location (maybe on different partition or HDD), then whenever I update the folders in one location, the other copy get updated as well. Windows Backup may have done this job well but is there any better software provide this feature and with more functionality?

Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Software Similar to Windows Backup

Do you want the software to update the folders at the same time the original folder is changed or could it update it during a scheduled backup?

You could download and try syncback, or second copy.

If you want something with a lot more options I would suggest Acronis. Its not overly expensive and has many options to choose from.

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Any GOOD free ftp backup software for windows?
 

A:Any GOOD free ftp backup software for windows?

So you just want an FTP client?
 

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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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Thank you all for reading this. I am a medium PC user and have never really developed a strong Backup Protocol including: 3rd party software choices, including Cloud Storage of all desktop, laptop and other devices systems. I need reference materials: on line documents, instructions or links to read and any other help you may provide. I have had 2 serious data crashes and need to create a "good practice" BU system. thanks. ed

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Hi friends ,
This is a little out of our forum question but my last resort is my friends at 7 forum.
Here is the question:
i'm using a Nokia N72 & trying to backup its data onto my windows 7 but due to some reason it can backup everything except the messages. I'm using the latest Nokia PC Suite for Windows 7 & here's the report after i ran the back program today & i get the same every time.
Report:
Backup log:
Date and time: 10/3/2010 18:52
Backup saved to file:
E:\N72\BackUp 10.2.2010\BackUp2(messages).nbu (1.2 MB)

The phone model-specific backup includes:
- Messages

The following content cannot be copied to other phone models:
- Text messages
- Multimedia messages

So i want to know the best free software that can help me to get the right. Though i googled & landed up on oxygen software & its a paid software. Help would be appreciated. Thnx

A:Software to backup Nokia phone on my Windows 7

I am using this & find it pretty good,
Download Phone Manager 0.9.0 BETA Free - Works in any GSM phone with chip - Softpedia

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Can anyone suggest backup software for Windows ME that will do image copy (as opposed to file copy) and that supports DVD as the backup medium.

Things like Drive Image 7 are not compatible with ME
 

A:WINDOWS ME compatible BACKUP SOFTWARE - suggestions please

Drive image 7 includes drive image 2002 which is compatible with ME. I use it.
There's also Norton Ghost or Acronis true image.
 

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Hi,

I am having problems with Windows Backup software which comes with windows 7. The software simply doesn't load. Whenever I try to click the program to open it whether its in the start menu or in the control panel nothing happens. I have tried using other alternatives to it like EaseUS Todo Backup Free 6.5 and AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition 2.0 I am trying to backup exactly 334gb and although both of these programs say they will do complete backups of your harddrive. AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition 2.0 only backuped 150 gbs of the total space of my harddrive and EaseUS Todo Backup Free 6.5 backuped only 250 gbs of my entire 334 gbs. I have a feeling that windows backup not working might be a problem in the Registry. But could the solution be simpler than editing the Registry which could destroy my computer's operating system. Could I please have some help getting Windows Backup to where it opens so I can do a complete backup of my harddrive???
Thanks,
Alex

A:Windows backup software doesn't load at all

Hi have you tried running Sfc /scannow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello Gang,

I just bought a new external hard drive from Transcend. It has a "one-touch backup" system that has a software to backup my computer. It seems really good from what I have been reading from the manual. It also says that it can encrypt it with 256-AES.

However, I am debating to whether use the software on the device or just use Windows Backup. I have Ultimate, so I can use BitLocker for an encryption solution here.

Also, I believe the Hard Drive is in FAT format. Should I change it to NTFS??

Thank you guys, I apologize for asking lots of questions..

A:Should I use Hard Drive's Software, or Windows Backup?

It's a matter of personal choice as to which backup software you use, but if you can't decide either way, you can use both.

For example, you could use Windows to create a system image, and then use Transcend's software to create incremental backups of of your personal data.

As for the hard drive's format, change it to NTFS as it can handle larger cluster sizes and it will be quicker. You can use the Windows Disk Management utility to do it, just delete the existing FAT partition then create a new NTFS one and give it a quick format.

In fact, you could create two partitions on it: one for a full system image backup and the other for incremental backups of your personal stuff.

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Hello,
I need some insight on how to backup my windows 7 ultimate box. windows 7 is on C:\ drive by itself some apps installed it is a 200gig sata drive. then i have as drive I:\ applications as a seperate drive as a RAID 0 800gig. these drives are not completely full. I need to know how i can do a image backup for these Two drives C and I together so that if both fail or one fails i can restore. for drive c:\ its OS and some apps then on drive I:\ it is games on this drive. so the games are installed on I:\ drive. how can i keep the integrity of both drives as a backup so that i dont have to reinstall all the games i have installed again ( takes too long) ?

A:backup date on windows 7 box with software need insight

I would image C and I seperately and use free Macrium for that. That is a very reliable, easy to use and fast imaging program.

If you image C with Windows 7 imaging, then 'I' will be imaged automatically because it is considered part of the system. However, I would warn you. Windows 7 imaging is highly unreliable and you really cannot be certain whether you ever be able to recover with your image(s).

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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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Checking out the windows backup option bundled with the OS.. In the past, I have used an older version of Acronis to build backup jobs, etc. The new backup looks to be pretty good initially, but I am wondering if anyone has any experience with how well it performs... I know I have been asking a lot of questions lately, but figured one more would not hurt..

A:Windows Backup vs 3rd party Backup solution.

ML

We love the questions. win 7 backup utility works for most ppl. I use it in addition to Acronis. I like the ability to pour an image back to the same or different partitions and for that Acronis fits the bill. For straight backup the OS partition win 7's backup works fine. So its 6 of one half a dozen of the other. If I had to pick one and only one it would be Acronis

Ken

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

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

A:Windows Backup keeps adding to the old backup file

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

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Long ago I learned that setting up all the software that I use, after a clean install of Windows, is a process that can take weeks, and not something I want to go through more than a few times in my life.

I've long searched for the best backup solution that would allow me to backup my entire OS setup. The process I've been using most recently - use Vista's built-in "Backup and Restore Center" feature "Backup Entire Computer" - do this once a week on a slim USB HDD that I store in water and fire proof safe.

Question #1 - can someone recommend a better solution?

Question #2 - is this a reliable solution? I haven't actually had HHD failure since I've been using this system, but I have no idea what it would look like if I had to restore from backup. Would I boot from the external HDD? Or would I use Vista boot CD and somehow restore from there? Would it restore just fine if my hardware has changed?

Question #3 - Can I restore such backup, taken with Vista, on a machine with Windows 7? Or does it override the whole thing?

Thanks!
 

A:Is Windows Backup a reliable backup solution?

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My laptop has recently recovered from a malware infection as per http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575624/removed-rootkit-and-idp-trojan-is-cleanup-complete/
 
Now, I am unable to complete backups. I am using a new WD 2TB hard drive.
 
The last error I received is as attached when I used a USB 2.0 port.
 
I initially suspected a problem with WD drives as there is a known issue with using the USB 3.0 port for transferring of large files. The error I received was Access is denied, 0x80070005.
 
However, now I'm not too sure what the problem is.

A:Unable to complete backup using Windows Backup

See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/968003 for info on that error.
 
Not sure at all how what appears to be a Windows Update error...would impact backing up.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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In Windows XP I used to backup to Sony AIT 35 GB tapes and had a "Daily Backup" tape and a "Weekly Backup" tape which I backed up to every saturday so if ever the Daily backup had a problem the worst is that I'd loose a week of data. So I left the Daily backup tape in all the time and when the scheduled weekly backup started on Saturday it asked me to insert the Weekly Backup tape.

Now that Windows 7 doesn't support tape drives I got 2 removable hard drives which I labelled Daily Backup and Weekly Backup. I set a schedule to run Daily backup each day but when I tried to make a manual backup on the Weekly Backup drive it refused insisted on getting the "Daily Backup" drive and so I had to reconfigure it to backup to Weekly Backup and then set it again to Daily Backup.

Is there not a way to have more than one backup job and schedule in Windows 7 so I can backup to multiple drives without reconfiguring the entire backup each time?

Thanks

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Windows 10 Pro 64 bitAcronis Backup 12

I am curious if there is any advantage of using a commercial backup software when we already have Windows 10 Backup. I am not using sophisticated features or elaborate configurations. Instead, I want to have peace of mind knowing that I can backup my computer on a daily or weekly basis.

I have been a long time user of Acronis True Image for Home and then more recently Acronis Backup. I am comfortable with the software and have my backups. I am wondering, though, using Windows Backup would be an equally good or better choice? Does anyone have any thoughts or reasons why one method is superior to the other?

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I have the little flag "backup in progress" icon and my hard drives are being accessed constantly. This has been going on for four days.
When I double click on the icon I get taken to the action centre where I am told that I do not have a backup set. There is no schedule for a backup either.
If I go in and try to manually stop the backup process it just restarts.
I have tried to set a new backup to see if I can interrupt it but the set up backup button in backup and restore does not work.
I did set up a backup a month or so ago and that was just to another internal hard drive. I deleted that routine a soon after and when I look on the internal drive where it was backing up to there are no new files being added.

So what is it backing up, where is it backing up to and how do I stop it? My computer is almost unuseable it is so slow.

I saw a post on this forum suggesting resetting the backup registry and I did but it has not made any difference. I just cannot stop this non existant backup from backing up nothing to nowhere and taking all my resources up!

Help

A:Windows 7 Backup is backing up a non existing backup!

Try this tutorial to reset backup configuration
Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

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Hello. I want to reset last backup date. I did reset all backup settings (by removing registry entries), but this message still remains:

I believe this info is stored somewhere, I even tried searching the registry for the displayed time, but end up with no result. Please, if someone knows where this is stored, can you share your knowledge?

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Hi everyone, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 OS on my HP Pavilion p6330f desktop PC. Prior to installing the new Windows 8.1 tower, I copied and saved to DVD+R disks my documents, pictures, videos, etc. from Windows 7 OS. Then I tried to install them into my new Windows 8.1 OS only to discover that this new animal does not have backup and restore on Control Panel or anywhere on the Start screen. I hesitate at simply loading them up like DVDs and opening them. All I can find out is that I can use Windows Easy Transfer if I have either an external hard drive or USB port gadgets. I have neither but some of what I have saved to disks is Windows 7 Easy Transfer files and folders. So can anyone tell me how to accomplish this minor miracle w/o losing everything I have saved from my Windows 7 hard drive? Thanks a lot and have a nice Hall-o-we'en season. Hope to hear from someone soon- keimanzero

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 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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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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1 Click Backup is a Very Powerful Utility tool. It takes backup of all your files, folders, Email Messages, fonts, favorites etc with just 1click. It even allows you to take backup on any device including system hard disk, floppy drive, CD ROM Drive, FTP Server and Our Server , etc. You can use 1 Click Backup to make a reserve copy of any valuable data on your system. Special Add-ons are provided to facilitate the backup. Restoring is as easy as clicking a Button.

It is an easy-to-use program designed for automatic backup of your critical data to any type of storage media .You can use 1 ClickBackup to make a reserve copy of any valuable data on your system. Special Add-ons are provided to facilitate the backup. Restoring is as easy as clicking a Button.

1 Click Backup is designed for MS Windows 98/2000/2003/ME/XP . All backup activities are recorded in a log file.

If you are looking for a simple yet Powerful Backup Solution for your business or for your personal needs in a networking environment or on a single machine, you have just found it. Download the 15 -days Trial version and see for yourself. You may purchase 1 ClickBackup using the Buy Now link.
 

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I uninstalled my Acronis TIH 2012 and now have no software to back up my email accounts, personally added email account folders and contacts. I would appreciate it very much if anyone knows of any free email backup software that I can use. It doesn't have to have the ability to schedule backups. I'm looking for email backup only as I don't need to backup favorites, documents, etc, etc, etc, although if additional functions are provided that's OK with me.

Thank you in advance for your time and any assistance provided.

C.B.

A:Windows Live Mail email backup software

You can back it up by hand if you like. It has a function to export all emails and accounts to any drive attached to your machine. In the upper left corner, click the blue box and from the dropdawn click export and follow the directions. It takes about 3 minutes, if that long. There is also a program that will do it. I have never used it but will find it for you.

EDIT: It is called KLS mail backup.

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I would like some suggestions for good, reliable, easy-to-use-by-dummies backup software please.

Right now, I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bit on a Dell Inspiron 3847. I use the latest Firefox for my browser. I use AVG2015 for antivirus protection. I use Acronis True Image 2015 for backing up. I back up to a Toshiba 1TB ext drive plugged into a USB 2.0 port on the Dell.

My current backup strategy is to do an "entire PC" backup (as that is defined by Acronis) every Sunday at 2 am, followed by 5 regular weekly incremental backups. After Acronis does five incremental backups, it then starts the cycle again with a new "entire PC" backup, followed by five more weekly incrementals, etc.

I am not DIS satisfied with this, but I'm having trouble understanding some of the features and some of the information the program displays to me. And I'm having no success at all getting tech support at the Acronis home page or answers from users of their user forums (fora?) when I post simple (to me) questions asking how to do this or that.

So I'm starting to look around at alternatives.

I'll do my homework on whatever Windows 8.1 has built into it, of course. But I'd also like opinions of you experts here, please.

What other alternatives should I take a look at?

Thx.

Tom
 

A:Suggestions for good backup software besides Windows 8.1 or Acronis

I've been using easus free backup. differential backup for important folders once a week, automatically deleting old images. system backup scheduled once a month, set to save the last 3 images automatically. restored system once due to virus attack, all works good so far. They offer 24-hours online chat, but no phone-call supported.
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

Another good backup tool is Macrium reflect. I think I'll give a try someday.
 

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I wanted to make a photo- music slideshow. The CyberLink I had was too old I guess, so I was using Windows Media Center. It worked ok, but was having numerous problems with it. I decided to make up my files in case of a problem. Set up backup to run onto an external drive that I thought had enough room. I guess it didn't and then my pc was giving me an error of cannot create temporary directory. I had someone get that fixed for me and I have turned off scheduled back-ups. But IE and/or Chrome will not work for internet. I have Chrome working by using it as Admin, but wondered if anyone had an idea as to what is causing this problem?
 

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When I try to select a network location in the Windows Backup setup, the "OK" button is greyed out. However, I can mount the share fine using Explorer, i.e. drag and drop works. I have noted that the share and all subfolders are "read-only" (and deselecting it in the Properties window and clicking "OK" doesn't do anything), but none of the files are (they can be added or deleted fine). I do have to admit that this share is a little unusual: it's actually an NTFS partition (NTFS-3G drivers) on an external Firewire drive that is being shared by VMware Fusion to my Win 7 installation from Mac OS X. But since I can drag and drop to the share, I assume everything is in order!

I also have Avast installed, but disabling it didn't help. Finally, this partition actually already has some backups on it from when I booted into Win 7 and accessed the drive natively. But that doesn't seem to matter, since Windows won't accept any of my shares as backup destinations. It's also worth noting that Fusion 2 doesn't technically support Win 7 (only Vista & below), but I'd rather not upgrade Fusion if I can avoid it since both licenses were provided to me by my workplace. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!

A:Can't use Windows Backup to backup to a network share in Windows 7 Ultimate

Bump?

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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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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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Hi everybody,
I have an Inspiron 7548 4K with W10 (upgraded from 8.1) and since a few days I've been having the following problem with DBAR (1.9.X.X). When I try to take a SYSTEM back up, it ALWAYS stops/fails to complete at 12% during the Backing Up module (checking system and building list complete OK). The message is "Operation Cancelled. Destination location unavailable or not enough space on the disk". It always happens at 12% of the process. I have tried it more than 10 times, with no avail. Further info:
1. The only change in my system was a W10 update of March 23, 2016. NOTHING else. Up until then everything worked fine.
2. Tried with both the external HDD with previous/existing backups AND a new/clean one. Both are 500 GB for backing up the internal 256 GB, so there is more than enough drive space. Also tried different usb ports in case one was malfunctioning. 
3. Recovery media backup works fine. The problem is when it tries to proceed with system backup. I don't take data backups since I use cloud.
4. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling DBAR, keeping it below latest version 1.9.2.8. Same result.
Anybody?
Thanks,
Michael

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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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Does the following make sense to use for a backup strategy?
Like most people I am terrified of losing my data and I have 75,000 photos on my 2TB C: drive. What I am considering doing is adding a second internal 2TB drive and running Rebit to back up to that drive. Then adding an external 2TB external USB drive and also backing up to there with Rebit.
I would also run the backup program that is part of Win 7 Pro and weekly create a system image and also save it to the new internal 2TB drive. Then once a month create a system image with the Win 7 backup program and save it to the external USB drive.
Currently my C: which is a WD20EARX has 755 GB in use. Not sure if this makes any difference but I am running Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology) in Enhanced Mode and have a Crucial SSD running RAID 0.
BTW, I know that Rebit is always backing up. Can that be a bad thing?
Any opinions on the above will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Zack S

A:Does this backup strategy make sense? Rebit, 2 drives and Win7 backup

A few random thoughts:

It sounds like your data (photos) are on the C partition. You might find that putting your data on a separate D partition on that same drive will make your backup strategy a bit simpler. Not a requirement, just a suggestion.

I would not rely on an image as a backup for data. If your data is on C, any image of C will of course include the data, but imaging is not foolproof and can go bad for unknown reasons.

I have never even heard of Rebit and assume you know it to be reliable. I don't know if it is a file by file backup program or an imaging program.

Copying the photos to another internal drive is a good idea. As is the idea of copying the photos to an external. The more backups the better. But you might consider some type of offsite backup in case of fire or theft.

I'd probably do this:

Temporarily move all data from C to some other physical drive--internal or external.

Then shrink C considerably to the size needed to hold Windows easily--maybe 100 GB.

Then make a new D (data) partition from the free space now available.

Move all data back to the new D from wherever you temporarily moved it.

Use an imaging program thereafter to make periodic images of C alone, storing the image on either the new internal or an external.

Use a file by file backup program to make periodic backups of D alone to the new internal and the external.

I'd probably just use a single partition on the new internal and the external and separate stuff by a folder struct... Read more

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I bought a 128GB "PNY Attache 2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive" so that I could preform a "Bootable Backup" using "Dell Backup and Recovery" yet when I inserted the flash drive and selected Bootable Backup from the list it fails to detect the drive.  Bootable Backup says it requires "a storage USB storage device with more than 100GB of capacity so why doesn't "Bootable Backup" sense my USB flash drive since it has more than 100GB of space on it?

A:Dell Backup and Recovery's Bootable Backup Won't detect USB Flash Drive

Try updating your Dell Backup and Recovery software.  With the update it now seems to work with all USB flash drives I throw at it.

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Where can I find the descriptive definitions of the “reason codes” reported in the Activity Logs when a Backup fails? I have searched all of the DELL site and non-DELL URLS.
Errors with undefined “reason codes: 2, 5 and 32” are reported under the Activity Logs when using the current DELL Backup and Recovery software (Version 2.8.0.62) ran as Administrator in Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586)
 
EXAMPLES:
Data Backu- - <date at time>
An error occurred during the process
Scheduled Backup No
Multiple files Yes
The following files were not backed up:
C:\Users\Pat\AppData\Local\Comms\Unistore\data\0000000a000000031013.dat (reason code: 2)
C:\Users\Pat\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\16.0\OfficeFileCache\CentralTable.accdb (reason code: 32)
C:\Users\Pat\VeriSign Root Certificates\DS_Store (reason code: 5)
 
ENVIRONMENT
OS Name - Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
System Type - x64-based PC
DELL Backup and Recovery – Dbr.exe – Version 2.8.0.62 – 04-JAN-2016
DELL Update Tray – DellUpTray.exe – Version 1.9.5.0
DELL Update Service – DellUpService.exe – Version 1.9.5.0

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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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OS WinXP Pro
Trying to backup the registry using the utility backup from system tools.
error =
"Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:Catastrophic failure."

Research shows that it is possible to turn off the volume shadow feature .. but not if the backup includes the System State selection.

I have an ethernet connection to an ADSL modem and a 40gb hard drive in two partitions c: and d: with about 20gb used in total.

Any help much appreciated ..
 

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Hi,

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

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

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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

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

Download Everything

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

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

Hope this helps.

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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

A Guy

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

Good find, Thanks Bill.

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