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Windows 7: Backup files within a XP VM


20 Oct 2010   #1

7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Backup files within a XP VM

I have been trying to baqckup files that reside on a VM XP machine so far the only way i have managed to do this but not auto is to install backup software on the XP and then run the shortcut from the win 7 machine i have tried to setup a task on the win 7 machine however to run it i need to enter in the shortcut which if i check the properties of the app in the VM it is

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\VMCPropertyHandler.dll,LaunchVMSal "Windows XP Mode" "||31a59b7d" "NetBak Replicator"

just do not know how to get system schedules to understand this

any suggestions

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20 Oct 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am not sure what kind of VM system you are running. But I know from my experience with vBox, that the virtual partition is defined as a file in the guest system. If I wanted to backup the system together with it's files, I only had to copy this file in the guest system.
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20 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why not attach the VHD as a drive in Windows 7 under Disk Management and backup the files from there?

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