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Windows 7: Can't Backup

02 Jun 2012   #11
gbadgley

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't backup

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This should do it. I'll work on the specs.




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02 Jun 2012   #12
gbadgley

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't backup

Okay, I ran the automatic version, as instructed in the systems info link, and the specifications are saved somewhere in the forum???
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02 Jun 2012   #13
gbadgley

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

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Is that satisfactory?


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03 Jun 2012   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Are you saying chkdsk on disk 0 and disk 1 showed no errors? and did you do a full scan (yes it takes ages!)?

Your C: partition is using 460GB. If you are doing an image and file/folder backup then your backup will be much larger. Also you could have difference images on your backup drive stored in shadow storage. The bottom line is you may be running out of backup disk space.
I consider 460GB far too big to effectively image on a routine basis. I would partition C: and create a third partition for data. I would make the new C: ~200GB and contain OS all installed programs.
I would also make single images using the "Create a system image" button and NOT part of your backup schedule. You can rename images to say "WindowsImageBackup_6_3_12" and make a new one. You can shift delete them. If renamed back to "WindowsImageBackup" in the root of a partition Windows will allow you to restore it.
Then you can consider other excellent free software like Macrium Reflect.
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03 Jun 2012   #15
gbadgley

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't backup

Thanks for the help. In response, yes I did the full scan. But let me get this straight. You are saying I possibly don't have enough space, because there may be some in shadow storage? Isn't there a way to determine this, because geez it is showing 800 G's free? This is a new drive, and there was always almost a gig of free space. Yes I will follow your direction on backup, because 500 g's too backup on a regular basis for me is just too time consuming. I will be backing up just data, but I'm still scratching my head on a shadow storage that possibly can't be determined? I'll do some research here, as I really not all that experienced in handling large amounts of data like this Thanks again for the input.
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03 Jun 2012   #16
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Tutorial

Take a look at this tut on shadow copies.

Shadow Copies - Delete
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03 Jun 2012   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you are using the Windows default backup as opposed to "Let me choose" Windows will create an image and a file/folder backup which in your case could exceed the free HDD space.
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03 Jun 2012   #18
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Windows Backup will also fail if you manually select folders and/or libraries for backup and then later delete a folder that was included in a library or a folder specified separately. Check your backup selections and verify manual entries and libraries. The backup is very picky.

Took me a while to figure out why my backups were failing. I had deleted an extraneous "Recorded TV" folder that just happened to be "included" in a library. All I did was un-include it from the library and the backups ran ok.
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03 Jun 2012   #19
gbadgley

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't backup

Okay, thanks for everybodies input. Let me digest all this, and go over the tut. Thanks for everyones help. Cheers.
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03 Jun 2012   #20
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Ownership

You can check this when you get time.
Once I had trouble with Win 7 backup. It would run fine and then at the very end fail. The only message was something like "Win could not complete the backup". In the end I found that the directory it was trying to back up to (the one configured) had changed access rights. I had to set the security settings till backup could access from my user account. I had made no changes to cause this. Gremlins at work.
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