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Windows 7: Scheduled Image Backup gives me strange warning before running.

08 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Scheduled Image Backup gives me strange warning before running.

I have created a biweekly task to create an image backup of my system. I have partitioned my Hard drive to C: for windows & program files and all other data in a drive named P: When I go through the image backup through windows' 'backup and restore' to an external harddrive I get no errors, however, when I run it from the task I have created the following warning appears at the cmd promptsee screen)

I am now scared that it is not going to backup all the necessary files in case something goes wrong. Could this be because in my command I have not added the 'recovery' drive that Dell comes with which has a factory recovery Image? If so, how do I add it on the command line as it's not really a letter drive (like C: ) or maybe I don't need it at all? I'm a bit confused on this one. thanks.



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08 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't have an answer for your backup, as I use Macrium.

However, think about this. If you partition your hard drive and do a "backup" to a partition on that hard drive, if that drive would fail completely any backups are lost. Back up to a physically separate drive for best reliability.
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08 Oct 2013   #3

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Replace -include:c: with -allCritical

Post screenshot of diskmanagement please
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08 Oct 2013   #4

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Thanks,Kaktussoft will try that
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08 Oct 2013   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salgado3d View Post
Thanks,Kaktussoft will try that
Post screenshot of diskmanagement please
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08 Oct 2013   #6

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Of What exactly do you mean ?
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08 Oct 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salgado3d View Post
Of What exactly do you mean ?
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08 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm backing up the images though to an external hard drive. I change the name of "WindowsImageBackup" so that i have a few different versions for example.


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08 Oct 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salgado3d View Post
I'm backing up the images though to an external hard drive. I change the name of "WindowsImageBackup" so that i have a few different versions for example.
Partition RECOVERY is ACTIVE/SYSTEM. It has the bootmanager and bootmenu. You have to backup that as well!! Did you try my trick already?

No need to rename WindowsImageBackup (even stupid).... only blocks modified will be saved. It's sort of "system restore"... you can go back in time to each backup you made.
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09 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I tried you trick and the warning didn't come up anymore so I believe it worked

So let's say I want to go back to the original image i backed up when i first installed windows and its programs, how does one go back ?
secondly, if I've fixed issues I've had with memory paging, drivers etc. one month later and at some point I want to go back to that particular image, how should I know which one it was if they are all called the same? Should I write myself a note of the date that I made it so that I can keep track or? Sorry if this all may seem obvious but I'm confused about it. Thanks
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