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Windows 7: Backing up external hdd's


30 Jun 2009   #1

win 7 and vista
 
 
Backing up external hdd's

I am sure that it is the same as it was in Vista, but a long time ago I gave up there and only did it on my xp machine.
When you go in to the the backup utility I can only figure out how to backup my internal hdd; even when I start by selecting the hdd I want backed up.

I don't need my internal hdd backed up. All my work is on external drives which I keep duplicates of. This works a little better when done through incremental backups, but I had to break down and just do a copy and paste.

How do I back on external hdd to another???
Why did they change how it was in XP?

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30 Jun 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
backup

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nasoj21 View Post
I am sure that it is the same as it was in Vista, but a long time ago I gave up there and only did it on my xp machine.
When you go in to the the backup utility I can only figure out how to backup my internal hdd; even when I start by selecting the hdd I want backed up.

I don't need my internal hdd backed up. All my work is on external drives which I keep duplicates of. This works a little better when done through incremental backups, but I had to break down and just do a copy and paste.

How do I back on external hdd to another???
Why did they change how it was in XP?
If I were you I wouldn't depend on windows even for internal Bu. there are tons of free and low cost apps that do it well. Ghost, and acronis are ones that I use.

Ken
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30 Jun 2009   #3

win 7 and vista
 
 

hmmm... I never thought of that. I suppose I should look into that. I thought I was pretty safe keeping a duplicate in a seperate location, but it will be quite the shock to have a hdd fail and then find that my backup was not written well.
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