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Windows 7: Can you restart in the middle of a backup?

26 Dec 2009   #1
amrbekhit

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Can you restart in the middle of a backup?

Hello all,

Does anyone know if you can restart your computer in the middle of a backup using the Backup and Restore Centre? I would normally have no problems trying this out myself, but I'm in the middle of a very large backup and I'm not too keen on restarting unless I know that Windows 7 can resume the backup process.

--Amr
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26 Dec 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

No... let it finish... there is no resume to the backup function...
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26 Dec 2009   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
No... let it finish... there is no resume to the backup function...
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26 Dec 2009   #4
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

You also risk losing some/all of your data if you do this...

3 things that should never be interrupted by powering down or running other apps:
System Updates
Virus/Malware scanning
Creating a backup/image.
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26 Dec 2009   #5
amrbekhit

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your advice - I'll let the backup run its course in peace.

--Amr
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26 Dec 2009   #6
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
You also risk losing some/all of your data if you do this...

3 things that should never be interrupted by powering down or running other apps:
System Updates
Virus/Malware scanning
Creating a backup/image.
There's one more: BitLocking your hard drive. Someone once made a post where he/she lost all his/her data because of power failure while he/she was BitLocking his/her drive.
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26 Dec 2009   #7
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Good Point Klaw...although i don't use it and probably never will...
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