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Windows 7: Should System Protection be Enabled on a Data partition?

View Poll Results: Should System Restore be Enabled on a Data Partition
Yes, include data partition(s) 2 20.00%
No, only the OS/Programs partition 8 80.00%
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27 Apr 2012   #1
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
Should System Protection be Enabled on a Data partition?

What opinions do others have about enabling System Protection on a separate Data partition (D)?

I do not recommend this normally because System Restore only restores OS and Programs anyway, so why have it possibly interfere with keeping the latest data set intact on D in case C needs Restore or Reimaging.

I may be missing something. What do others think about this?


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27 Apr 2012   #2
kado897

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

Yes. As I mentioned in another thread for previous Versions.

Previous Versions - Restore Files and Folders
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27 Apr 2012   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I always have mine enabled as the Previous Versions tab has saved me a few files in the past
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27 Apr 2012   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I have back ups of my back ups. So why image the back ups again.

I guess it depends on how you have things backed up. Two back up images on seperate HDD's should be sufficient.

Greg you got me thinking. I'll put an image on my USB stick also.
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27 Apr 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I have a data partition that is backed up to an external drive each night using Microsoft SyncToy's Echo command.

I see no need to have system protection enabled on the data drive while SyncToy does a good job.
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27 Apr 2012   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey seavixen,

I'm using freefilesync for my data partition, is that pretty much the same as ms sync toy?
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28 Apr 2012   #7
kado897

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It's SyncToy on steroids.
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28 Apr 2012   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In a good way I hope?
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28 Apr 2012   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Yes. I have it set up to backup most of my data folders once a day with a single job run from Win 7 task scheduler. I did a video on its basic use. Backup With FreeFileSync - YouTube
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28 Apr 2012   #10
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great Video Kado, thanks for that! I always use the mirror option. I can see now how it keeps different versions of files.
I've had it set to delete files but it's great to know you can set a folder to keep different versions of the files in.
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