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Windows 7: Imaging strategies

23 Feb 2012   #61
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Interesting.... I don't have those options.




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23 Feb 2012   #62
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. You can schedule it on any day of the week and any time. See picture. And it is nifty because you can also schedule the start date and you can skip weeks.

2. What you do is schedule each XML seperately.

3. There is no FiFo strategy - or any other space management. When the space is full, it refuses to make more images. The space you have to manage yourself.

4. To tell you the truth, I have never used the Pro version. Not sure what it offers in addition. See here whether there is anything you like: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
The pro version offers two retention policies.

1. You can keep an image for a certain number of days.
2. You can chose to retain a certain number of images.

It is not a part of the scheduler. It is in the definition file options

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23 Feb 2012   #63
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Keith for the update. Maybe I buy the pro version after all. My problem is that I use the free version on 6 PCs, so going pro will be expensive.
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23 Feb 2012   #64
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by denisl View Post
Interesting.... I don't have those options.

Sure you have this option. You have to continue with the "Next" button.
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23 Feb 2012   #65
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks Keith for the update. Maybe I buy the pro version after all. My problem is that I use the free version on 6 PCs, so going pro will be expensive.
Yes about the best deal is a 4 pack for 90$
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23 Feb 2012   #66
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL - you beat me to it.

The 4 pack version is a lot cheaper than buying them separately.

It might be worth hanging on for a while.

Paragon has a new series coming.

You will be surprised - the interface looks the same -- but it is an entirely new engine, supports all the advanced formats and is the fastest imaging software I have ever used.

There will be a free version - also with the new engine. I think the free version will support gpt as well.

Don't know for sure yet.

Not sure how long before release.
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23 Feb 2012   #67
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That sounds really interesting. I like Paragon, but they make it difficult to get the free key. Once had a 6 month free pro version for a test - that was nice.
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23 Feb 2012   #68
SIW2

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24 Feb 2012   #69
denisl

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Ah ha! OK - that option is available when you select "Weekly" on the previous selection - NOT "Daily". Go figure, select Weekly and you can pick the days of the week.

Thanks for the help... again!

OK -
Who has a sample .bat script that reads a directory and deletes files older the X days that I can schedule to run on a daily basis and keep my HDD from filling up?
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26 Mar 2012   #70
W Michel

Windows 7 Premium 64
 
 

I noticed that you had used Ghost at one point. I know someone who solved backup problems when he read a suggestion on the net. Backing up drive C: while Windows is running is questionable at best. Here is the solution he (and others) built. Put Ghost on a Window Preinstall environment on a CD. Then when you boot to the CD, Ghost will load into a ramdrive in memory and drive C: will not be used at all. Ghost will then duplicate drive C: as an exact file. This method works absolutely. I know of a fellow who updated it with current USB3 drivers for externals. It is unlikey you will find a copy that you don't build yourself. Once when I got bit by a virus, it took me 4 1/2 minutes to be back in business. Norton AV let the virus through. I have never had one with Trend.

My work files are ALWAYS on partitions and drives other than C: and I find the free SyncBack (Google: download free syncback) perfect and amazing for free. It is so reliable, I quit checking up on its backups. I have no idea why I need the purchased version of SyncBack. I am not on a business network.
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