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Windows 7: Excluding from system image

28 Dec 2009   #11
richc46

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[QUOTE=irbeel;466159]I get the message 'The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred.' when I try to go to it's URL




Ill try to get a more current URL if it is still offfered.


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28 Dec 2009   #12
Billy

 

I'm having a bit of a problem, when I exclude a folder with 137Gb it only takes my image size down 60ish Gb. I have 274Gb used and the image is 219Gb. I'll check the paragon forums if there are any.


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28 Dec 2009   #13
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
I'm having a bit of a problem, when I exclude a folder with 137Gb it only takes my image size down 60ish Gb. I have 274Gb used and the image is 219Gb. I'll check the paragon forums if there are any.




This link works for paragon

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28 Dec 2009   #14
richc46

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An image, may not take as much space as the original.
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28 Dec 2009   #15
Billy

 

I am using paragon.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
An image, does not usually take as much space as the original.

Yeah that is my problem, I'm trying to exclude 202GB of my 274GB but it's still taking 219GB for the image?
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28 Dec 2009   #16
richc46

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You must be copying something that you do not realize. The program is new for you, may take time for you to know how to use it in the way you want. Took me time to get use to it. I had problems making my first copy.
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28 Dec 2009   #17
Billy

 

That's what I'm thinking, I must be setting the exclusion filters wrong.
example C:/Users/Bill/Music/
Doesn't seem to change the image size when I exclude it that way.

Edit: I just noticed that the program automatically puts the \ in backwards, doesn't seem to change anything with the correct \
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28 Dec 2009   #18
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbeel View Post
That's what I'm thinking, I must be setting the exclusion filters wrong.
example C:/Users/Bill/Music/
Doesn't seem to change the image size when I exclude it that way.
I am not able to help you with that. I just checked that I wanted a copy of my c drive. We have someone here (he suggested Paragon to me) who uses it all the time. I will contact him. So check in now and then, you will be helped, my friend.


I left him a message. He will come by to help when he checks in.
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28 Dec 2009   #19
Billy

 

I think i found the problem, I found this on the support forums for paragon but it seems to be refering to acronis. I think that's talking about a full system backup and that is what I'm trying to do, just excluding a few folders.


http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showt...+folders+image
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With ATI11, one can specify masks to to exclude files from a disk/partition backup. It's an added feature that some folks asked for.

The user guide has some instructions on use:

for example:
"Source Files Exclusion

You can apply custom filters, using the common Windows wildcard characters. For example, to exclude all files with extension .bmp, add *.bmp mask."

This suggests that driveletter:\dirname\*.* would be an appropriate format for an exclusion mask. However, I think that one cannot actually specify directories, only file masks when doing full disk/partition images. One can specify masks that include directory names (with or without wildcards) when doing a Mydata backup but not when doing a disk/partition backup.
Thanks for all your help but it seems I'll just have to move those folders onto an external drive while I do the full backup.
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