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Windows 7: Backup and restore

20 Dec 2009   #1
Black Star

windows 7 ultimate 32Bit
 
 
Backup and restore

Hi, i'm new here and have a question, when i run the backup to a network drive, will it only backup changed/new files, or will it back up all my files like onecare did?

Edit: dont worry about that, i have figured out why it always took up so much room, system image, now i have disabeled that, is there any way to backup the system image separately.

Edit 2: even though create system imaeg is unticked, it still seems to include system image in space calculation and backup. anyway to stop this?


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20 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Black Star View Post
Hi, i'm new here and have a question, when i run the backup to a network drive, will it only backup changed/new files, or will it back up all my files like onecare did?

Edit: dont worry about that, i have figured out why it always took up so much room, system image, now i have disabeled that, is there any way to backup the system image separately.

Edit 2: even though create system imaeg is unticked, it still seems to include system image in space calculation and backup. anyway to stop this?
The first back up is a full backup. Subsequent backups are incremental, only the changes.

I have system image unticked, because I made one copy after I was fully installed and activated. Whenever, I make a big change I make note of it. If I ever need to use my system image, I have a brand new, no corruption, no malware image. To that clean image I make my changes. But to your question, I do not think there is a way to change it. But, just wait a bi,t someone with more knowledge in that area or maybe about registry, will assist you.
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21 Dec 2009   #3
Black Star

windows 7 ultimate 32Bit
 
 

thanks for that, but even though the system image box is unticked, it still seems to include the system image in the space management
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21 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Look in your backup drive. Could you please post a screenshot?

Thanks,
~Jonathan
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22 Dec 2009   #5
Black Star

windows 7 ultimate 32Bit
 
 

don't worry, i was reading the backup size wrong, i thought that was to be backed up, but it is what is actually already on the drive. sorry about the hassle.
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22 Dec 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, sometimes it is easy to miss the little things. Thanks for posting back!
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