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Windows 7: Does backup normally take 5-9 hours to complete?

13 Jul 2012   #1
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Does backup normally take 5-9 hours to complete?

Hey,

I was just wondering. If I wanted to do a Backup with a System Image and my OS Data and my Libraries, is it normal for your backup to take 5-9 hours to complete that entirely?

Regards,
~TPS


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13 Jul 2012   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It depends how much data you are backing up. It looks like you are doing both a system image and a file/folder backup. Also, your PC isn't that powerful.
Maybe post a full screenshot of your HDD from "Disk Management"
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That amount of time would drive me nuts. You may need to restructure your data and adopt a couple of backup procedures.
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13 Jul 2012   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
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[QUOTE=thepivotstudent;2005335]Hey,

I was just wondering. If I wanted to do a Backup with a System Image and my OS Data and my Libraries, is it normal for your backup to take 5-9 hours to complete that entirely?

Regards,
~TPS[/QUOTE
I agree with MJF.
You have an awful lot of data to be backed up.

I backup my OS once a week ( 63 GB) and it takes 30 minutes with verification.

I would move your libraries to another hdd and only keep your OS and programs on your C drive.

You should also add memory.
If you aren't using the Seagate Discwizard, try it - it's free for Seagate users and employs the Acronis program.
DiscWizard | Seagate
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13 Jul 2012   #4
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Hey,

I was just wondering. If I wanted to do a Backup with a System Image and my OS Data and my Libraries, is it normal for your backup to take 5-9 hours to complete that entirely?

Regards,
~TPS
I agree with MJF.
You have an awful lot of data to be backed up.

I backup my OS once a week ( 63 GB) and it takes 30 minutes with verification.

I would move your libraries to another hdd and only keep your OS and programs on your C drive.

You should also add memory.
If you aren't using the Seagate Discwizard, try it - it's free for Seagate users and employs the Acronis program.
DiscWizard | Seagate
MJF and PSC If I add the System Image plus the OS and Libraries content it would be around 70 GB. Whenever it does complete I can tell with the backup size that all my data has not been backed up. It always takes around 5 or more hours to do..

Also how do I post a screenshot of my HDD?

This is a Seagate GoFlex 1TB Desktop Hardrive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2012   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Hey,

I was just wondering. If I wanted to do a Backup with a System Image and my OS Data and my Libraries, is it normal for your backup to take 5-9 hours to complete that entirely?

Regards,
~TPS
I agree with MJF.
You have an awful lot of data to be backed up.

I backup my OS once a week ( 63 GB) and it takes 30 minutes with verification.

I would move your libraries to another hdd and only keep your OS and programs on your C drive.

You should also add memory.
If you aren't using the Seagate Discwizard, try it - it's free for Seagate users and employs the Acronis program.
DiscWizard | Seagate
MJF and PSC If I add the System Image plus the OS and Libraries content it would be around 70 GB. Whenever it does complete I can tell with the backup size that all my data has not been backed up. It always takes around 5 or more hours to do..

Also how do I post a screenshot of my HDD?
What program are you using to backup?
When I use Acronis, the file is compressed from about 70gb to 25 gb and everything from my C drive is there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2012   #6
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
I agree with MJF.
You have an awful lot of data to be backed up.

I backup my OS once a week ( 63 GB) and it takes 30 minutes with verification.

I would move your libraries to another hdd and only keep your OS and programs on your C drive.

You should also add memory.
If you aren't using the Seagate Discwizard, try it - it's free for Seagate users and employs the Acronis program.
DiscWizard | Seagate
MJF and PSC If I add the System Image plus the OS and Libraries content it would be around 70 GB. Whenever it does complete I can tell with the backup size that all my data has not been backed up. It always takes around 5 or more hours to do..

Also how do I post a screenshot of my HDD?
What program are you using to backup?
When I use Acronis, the file is compressed from about 70gb to 25 gb and everything from my C drive is there.
I don't use a program. I back it up from my Control Panel - System and Security - Backup and Restore
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2012   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post

MJF and PSC If I add the System Image plus the OS and Libraries content it would be around 70 GB. Whenever it does complete I can tell with the backup size that all my data has not been backed up. It always takes around 5 or more hours to do..

Also how do I post a screenshot of my HDD?
What program are you using to backup?
When I use Acronis, the file is compressed from about 70gb to 25 gb and everything from my C drive is there.
I don't use a program. I back it up from my Control Panel - System and Security - Backup and Restore
Try the Seagate Discwizard I told you about.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2012   #8
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post

What program are you using to backup?
When I use Acronis, the file is compressed from about 70gb to 25 gb and everything from my C drive is there.
I don't use a program. I back it up from my Control Panel - System and Security - Backup and Restore
Try the Seagate Discwizard I told you about.
Okay. Will do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2012   #9
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post

I don't use a program. I back it up from my Control Panel - System and Security - Backup and Restore
Try the Seagate Discwizard I told you about.
Okay. Will do.
When you run the program, close all other programs.
You would probably be better off to do a clean boot and then do the backup.

Good luck - let us know how it worked out.
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15 Jul 2012   #10
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I installed the thing, so now what do I do?
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