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Windows 7: How create incremental Full System Backup?

03 Nov 2009   #1

Windows XP
How create incremental Full System Backup?

It is difficult for me to distinguish what parts of the Back up and restore screen apply just to creating a full backup and and which apply just to creating a file backup.

I know I can create a system Image by clicking in the upper left hand area of the screen (the create a system image link). But it is not clear to me how to create an incremental backup of a system image. Do I just select "Create a system Image" again, and Win 7 is smart enough to do an incremental system image backup automatically, or do I need to create some sort of schedule?

It is difficult to tell if schedules apply only to file backups or if they apply to creating a full system backup too.

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03 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

File backups are incremental.
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04 Nov 2009   #3

Windows XP


So, apparently, are full system Image backups.

It appears to me that the left part of the Backup and restore screen (the one with a blue background) and the right part of the screen ought to be thought of as somewhat (if not completely) independent of each other.

As far as I can tell, the scheduling options in Backup and Restore have little or nothing to do with creating a full system image. It might have been better even if MS had put the two in separate tabs, IMHO.
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