Quote: Originally Posted by amrobx
Interesting. I'll try it with the recovery disk instead. That may make a difference somehow. Worst case scenario is that I have to do a full backup again, but I've gotten used to it by now.
I don't think I missed anything in the scheduling and setup process. I chose my backup location, then I customized what I wanted to back up (which was music, documents, photos, and the appdata folder), and I included a system image. I just used the default weekly schedule, as it doesn't matter which day for me. I don't know of any more bases to cover as far as setup goes.
This may sound silly, and be totally wrong, but I'll take a flyer on it.
One thing that "bothered" me (not much
) was doing a Win 7 restore, and basically the Win 7 internal logic not recognizing that very backup. Because it was restored to before the backup was actually taken. Remembering I do cold images.
But that must also be true using "warm" restores. I haven't done a restore from within Win 7, so can't say how that works. But I imagine it shuts down the Win 7 system, and actually restores a mirror image of the image taken.
If you have the backup scheduled as "Weekly" as opposed to say Sunday, 7PM, what happens?
Here's a WASG. You restore today, 20120527. The image was done 20120401, and is marked with that date to Win 7 in various places. The image doesn't know the future, but Win 7 has current date.
It compares current date of 20120527 to a the fixed date of 20120401, as part of the scheduling routine check.
It's more than a week, so it starts a backup.
Just a WASG.