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Windows 7: Backups on a Network?

14 Feb 2011   #1
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 
Backups on a Network?

Why can I not save a system image on a network? I've tried with 3 Computers it does not work. Why?


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14 Feb 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

maybe because you are running inferior imaging software?

what are you using?

the free macrium reflect allows you to backup/restore from a network location.
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14 Feb 2011   #3
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Does it work as I've been trying to use Windows Backup...
My Original software won't work anymore as windows has blocked it from being used...
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14 Feb 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

does it work?

download it and try it out!

what 'original software' has been blocked?
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14 Feb 2011   #5
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Acronis Cloner
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14 Feb 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hmm, i've had zero experience with that particular software.

try macrium and see - i think it's the third best thing since sliced bread.
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14 Feb 2011   #7
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

First of all, how are you trying to connect to the network share?
I still haven't used Acronis or Macrium...

One of the tools I use is Ghost, which is run from a USB bootable PE. (Ours is built off BartPE)
Firstly in the process, the network card drivers need to be loaded.
Then a connection to the share needs to be established and mapped from the NET USE command:
net use i: \\server\share /user:domain\user
Then run ghost, or your imaging tool, and create image from disk to file on I:\
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14 Feb 2011   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

crikey - macrium reflect is far simpler than that.

you can use it with linux or pe boot disc/partition, with no command-line stuff necessary - just browse to the network location you want to backup to or restore from.

try them all and see which works best for you...

xarden, you're 'the imaging guy', yet you haven't tried these programs?
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14 Feb 2011   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
the free macrium reflect allows you to backup/restore from a network location.
+1. Absolutely correct : backing up to, and restoring from, a network works flawlesly for me.
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14 Feb 2011   #10
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
xarden, you're 'the imaging guy', yet you haven't tried these programs?
I know I should, so then I wont be so biased towards the tools I've inherited...
I'm expecting a bit of downtime after semester starts, so then I can look into other tools. And I will be looking into them.

In the meantime, what I've got works and it works very well for builds and deployments.
So that's what I'l be recommending
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