Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Backup and Restore In 7

10 Jul 2009   #11
DJG

 

I did some more playing around with the Windows backup. Unfortunately it will only do images of the system partition. Everything else is backed up as a file structure, which is way slower. So I may use it for the system portion. Backing up my data would take hours that way, whereas I can do a data image backup in less than 50 minutes. Good news for the average home user though.

Edit: It turns out if you select "Create a system image" link from the left side panel rather than click the main "Back up now" button you can create an image of the system partition plus any other additional partitions you select as a single backup. I'm doing that option now, and it is creating a VHD of the data partition too. Cool! Let's see how long it takes.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
10 Jul 2009   #12
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Is this image compressed and how much?
Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jul 2009   #13
DJG

 

The actual image itself turns out to be a VHD, plus a bunch of supporting small files, and considering it's all 29GB out of the 42GB I'm using minus I assume the hiberfil.sys which is 9GB = 33GB, that''s not great, but at least it's some. And it was quick. My 3rd party BU creates a 26GB image using light / fast compression.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Jul 2009   #14
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok thanks.
I am using Acronis for a few years and I like it. I can image my OS partition in 20 min, high compression and restore it in 10 min. Never had a problem restoring an image.
It is working good on build 7232. Couple builds before it did not work, some compatibility issues. Cheers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2009   #15
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
I did some more playing around with the Windows backup. Unfortunately it will only do images of the system partition ...
See my edited comment on image backup options. Cool!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Backup and Restore In 7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup
I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to...
Backup and Restore
Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore
I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive. I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups. I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder. I cannot get the restore...
Backup and Restore
Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup
Hi, New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've...
Backup and Restore
Backup and Restore: restore files in Recycler (Win7 Enterprise x64)
Hi: I have a Win 7 Enterprise Pro x64 laptop. Most of the files in my recycler/recycle bin mysteriously disappeared a few days back (I am guessing some OS quirk since desktop.ini also seems to have been modified then, though everything is still running smoothly). So I want to get those files...
Backup and Restore
System Backup & Restore will not restore bookmarks or e-mails
OK, so a couple of days ago, my HP desktop crashed and then went through the whole System Recovery loop(I couldn't login to Safe mode, wouldn't let me past the System Recovery Screen). Well I backed up the entire C drive using Backup your files in the menu. Then it shows you all the file types it...
Backup and Restore
Restoring a backup from Windows Backup and Restore
I currently use Vista Ultimate. I am preparing to move to Windows 7. Is it possible to restore files from Vista Backup and Restore Center to Windows 7 after a clean install? Thanks!
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:06.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App