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Windows 7: Unusual backup size

22 Dec 2011   #31
JimLewandowski

 
 

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If you were looking for performance, moving the pagefile off the SSD would be counterproductive.
Agreed.
I've never heard anyone say that moving your pagefile from your SSD to a HDD increases performance.
It's always been recommended as a way of reducing write operations performed on the SSD.
Correct. Which is semi-valid. I'd rather make sure high-activity stuff is moved off the SSD (TIF, et. al.). The page file just isn't that I/O active. It mostly has cobwebs on it....


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22 Dec 2011   #32
whs
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It's always been recommended as a way of reducing write operations performed on the SSD.
That is probably one of the least obvious reasons to understand. Because a) there is nothing wrong writing to the SSD because it can stand a lot more writes than most people claim. And b) with a reasonable amount of RAM (3GB or more) there will be very, very infrequent writes to the pagefile.
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22 Dec 2011   #33
Nuntius

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AHHHHHH going NUTS!!!!

the problems are just non ending QQ...

Sigh... so the previous two problems with backing up have now been solved....

and a new one just poped up...

Im now getting error msg

"The backup was not successful. The error is: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up. Please check in the event logs for any relevant errors. (0x81000037)."

&

"The backup operation that started at '‎2011‎-‎12‎-‎22T18:27:28.279000000Z' has failed with following error code '2155347999' (Windows Backup cannot find the shared protection point.). Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved."

I did see some post on the web saying that I will need to "remove all the reparse points" to resolve this problem... and... that method just made me even more confused....

anyone got any idea of how this issue can be fixed?

Thank you!
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22 Dec 2011   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Are you still mucking around with Windows imaging - you must be a bit masochist. LOL
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22 Dec 2011   #35
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Speed vs Capacity and/or Recoverability

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It's always been recommended as a way of reducing write operations performed on the SSD.
That is probably one of the least obvious reasons to understand. Because a) there is nothing wrong writing to the SSD because it can stand a lot more writes than most people claim. And b) with a reasonable amount of RAM (3GB or more) there will be very, very infrequent writes to the pagefile.
According to an article I read (on ZDNet?) most HDD failures (~50%) are due to electronic failure (e.g. controller failure).
The authors claimed that people should expect the same controller failure rate for SSDs.

Given the massive price differential, between HDDs & SSDs, people should exercise all possible precautions.
Based on my local supplier's prices, up to 18x $/B.

For a given "capacity vs cost", I can have 17 backup HDDs plus the installed HDD vs 1 SSD.
My data is more important to me, than shaving a few seconds off of OS and program startup time.

IMO, if you need:
  • "Capacity vs cost", then you have to go HDD
  • "Recoverability/reliability", then you have to go HDD (assuming that you make the required backups).
  • "Speed vs Watts", then you have to go SSD.
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22 Dec 2011   #36
Nuntius

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Are you still mucking around with Windows imaging - you must be a bit masochist. LOL
QQ no~~ im able to create a system image without any errors... but now it' the regular backup that keeps on failing >.<...

sigh... my head hurts lol...
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22 Dec 2011   #37
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

All Windows backup and recovery programs have their challenges - and that no only since Windows7. OEM programs are readily available and most do a perfect job.
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24 Dec 2011   #38
Nuntius

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>.< i gived up, but thanks for all your help~~ just formated my pc xD

have a good day~~
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