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Windows 7: Win 7 backup fails to complete

19 Dec 2013   #31
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I don't want to get bogged down in semantics but a Windows System image will image all of the C: drive excluding some unnecessary things like pagefile contents. This will include system reserved and all your data on the OS (C: ) partition. In fact if you have a system reserved partition Windows inbuilt system imaging will insist that it be included.
See Backup and Restore > Create a System Image.
Windows system image is not to be confused with a restore point which personally I don't rely on.


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22 Dec 2013   #32
absc

Windows 7 Enterprise 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz;
I made a drawing to help you understand
Thanks heaps for the time and effort you put into this. It's essentially as I thought but I'm surprised that System reserved is not included in the System Image. So why does MS Backup skip making a System Image if System Reserved is too full?

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Thanks for the reference. It's been both illuminating and daunting to pore through this huge thread to see how many others much more knowledgeable than I have struggled with the same problem and the number of fixes that work in some cases but not others.

I'm going to sift through and try some of them, but regrettably I'll have to put it off until the new year as I have visitors staying over Christmas and New Year and I won't have much time to try things or rebuild the system if I break something.

I'll post again then.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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22 Dec 2013   #33
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by absc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz;
I made a drawing to help you understand
Thanks heaps for the time and effort you put into this. It's essentially as I thought but I'm surprised that System reserved is not included in the System Image. So why does MS Backup skip making a System Image if System Reserved is too full?
As I stated in my earlier post.....System reserved is included in a Windows System Image along with all necessary information on your operating system partition including your personal data and software.
A Windows system image will fail when system reserved gets too full because it needs up to ~50MB for shadow storage. Sometimes the OS doesn't delete these temporary files in system reserved (Journal files) in a timely fashion in which case you can consider:
Backup Error 0x81000019 - Fix
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