|26 Aug 2010||#13|
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There is one point to be aware of with System Image backups.
The new system image backup overwrites the old one.
This is contrary to some Microsoft documentation.
The backups do not overwrite old versions, unless you end up filling up the partition holding them. The backups work as advertised.
To avoid overwriting, then aftger genereating a system image backup, then rename the WindowsSystemImage file. I simply add a number to mine.
In a second I'll hook up my backup drive and make a snapshot of the directory so that you can see what I'm talking about.
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|26 Aug 2010||#15|
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I found going to that extent to have numerous images is for those planning to have multiple drives since partitions on split drives fill too fast! You will find that images will grow in size as more things are added.
Rather then splitting the second drive there one large primary with a designated backup folder would be for the scheduled backups while a pair of recent images will fill the entire drive rather fast.
Here with two 1tb models for storage one is designated for system images by both the Windows backup tool and the ones made by Acronis along with backing up VHDs while the first of the two is the main storage drive. Note this is all without anything scheduled but random backups made.
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