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  1. Posts : 141
    Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
       #60

    Hi Shawn,

    Yes you really helped:)! All I had left to figure out was that I had to click on properties in order to set the wake computer flag. Thanks again.

    Patrick
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  2. Posts : 56
    Windows 7 Professional
       #61

    Brink said:
    Q1) The schedule only as the option to run weekly or monthly, but not both unless you manually change it or manually run the system image backup manually every month and leave just the file backups on the schedule.
    The fact that Windows Backup and Restore cannot support multiple schedule tasks is why I went back to using Acronis. Creating an image and a backup takes too much time and chews up disk space and I prefer to store my image separately from my backups.

    One possible solution would be to schedule command line tasks for B & R - can you initiate a backup via a command line?

    Ski
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  3. Posts : 5
    win7
       #62

    missing folder


    Now that I have backup working reasonably, I keep getting an error that a folder on a volume was skipped because it can't be found...it was one I backed up a while ago but since then I have removed that volume and moved the folder. How can I get Backup to stop looking for that volume/folder? I have re done the settings in Backup to choose the drives and folders to backup, but it keeps looking for that missing volume. (not listed or selected in the Backup settings). Is there a reg key that I can edit to remover that entry? thanks...
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  4. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 Professional
       #63

    I didn't know you could do an incremental system image...

    For a full featured backup program try Syncback free or Syncback SE.

    One question I had: if the computer is off when it's scheduled to do a backup, will it do it right after you turn the computer on?
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  5. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #64

    polycue said:
    Hi Shawn,

    Yes you really helped:)! All I had left to figure out was that I had to click on properties in order to set the wake computer flag. Thanks again.

    Patrick
    You're welcome Partrick. :)
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  6. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #65

    rad11 said:
    Now that I have backup working reasonably, I keep getting an error that a folder on a volume was skipped because it can't be found...it was one I backed up a while ago but since then I have removed that volume and moved the folder. How can I get Backup to stop looking for that volume/folder? I have re done the settings in Backup to choose the drives and folders to backup, but it keeps looking for that missing volume. (not listed or selected in the Backup settings). Is there a reg key that I can edit to remover that entry? thanks...
    Hello Rad,

    You might see if resetting Backup using the method below may help.

    Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #66

    Skibumtx said:
    Brink said:
    Q1) The schedule only as the option to run weekly or monthly, but not both unless you manually change it or manually run the system image backup manually every month and leave just the file backups on the schedule.
    The fact that Windows Backup and Restore cannot support multiple schedule tasks is why I went back to using Acronis. Creating an image and a backup takes too much time and chews up disk space and I prefer to store my image separately from my backups.

    One possible solution would be to schedule command line tasks for B & R - can you initiate a backup via a command line?

    Ski
    Ski,

    I agree, I usually just keep a good maintained system image backup, and keep manual backups (copy and pasted) of files I want to keep saved on another hard drive.

    I'm not sure about a way to run a backup via a command prompt though.
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  8. Posts : 5
    win7
       #67

    Brink said:
    rad11 said:
    Now that I have backup working reasonably, I keep getting an error that a folder on a volume was skipped because it can't be found...it was one I backed up a while ago but since then I have removed that volume and moved the folder. How can I get Backup to stop looking for that volume/folder? I have re done the settings in Backup to choose the drives and folders to backup, but it keeps looking for that missing volume. (not listed or selected in the Backup settings). Is there a reg key that I can edit to remover that entry? thanks...
    Hello Rad,

    You might see if resetting Backup using the method below may help.

    Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Totally worked:)
    Thanks yet again for fast and useful info:)
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  9. Posts : 70,233
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #68

    You're welcome Rad. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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  10. Posts : 141
    Windows 7 Professional x64 x86 VISTA XP 98SE 95 3.x
       #69

    Brink said:
    Ski,

    You would not want to rename or move it. Doing so will make it unrestorable.
    The following quote from Windows Help and Support seems to imply that you can move the backup:


    "If you have an existing system image for a computer and are creating a new one for the same computer, the new system image will overwrite the existing one. If you want to keep the existing system image, you can copy it to a different location before creating the new system image by following these steps:
    1. Navigate to the location of the system image.
    2. Copy the WindowsImageBackup folder to a new location."
    Your experiences tells you differently?
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