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Windows Server Backup fails with Error System writer is not found in the backup

The scheduled system backup on one of our Win 2008 R2 server fails with the following error The system writer is not found in the backup I've tried the step mentioned here but still no system ...
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Setup backup with mirror image

I need to generate backup from my pc/server. But condition is if my first backup drive damage than I am able to use second drive for restore. I guess for that I need to use mirror backup, but how to ...
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41 views

How can I backup windows on linux server?

I have a linux server in my network and some windows servers and clients. I want to use the linux for backup windows servers and clients. How can I do this and what is the best linux tool for this ...
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2answers
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Creating a Snapshot of a Windows 7 System [duplicate]

Is there a way to create a snapshot of a Windows 7 system? My goal is to be able to save the current state of my Windows 7 OS, on external storage, and be able to restore it on the same hardware in ...
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2answers
32 views

Tool to remove windows system, and other program files from old backups

I had a habit of copying everything when I backup my old computers in the past, system files and all. The whole volume. I recently purchased a new hard drive (my 4th 500 GB drive). Now all 4 of them ...
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217 views

Windows 8.1 System Image- 0x80070001 (Invalid Function)

I am running Windows 8.1 on an Alienware M14x R2 which is about one year old and has a 500GB HDD. I recently received a 1TB Transcend External HDD which I intended to use for backing up my PC. With ...
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0answers
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How to prevent Windows Backup from traversing junction and/or mount points?

Windows Backup and Restore has been configured to backup the system image and the users' libraries. All the drives (including the drive C:) were unchecked in the list of locations to be backed up. ...
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2answers
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Move existing Windows 7 installation to new computer?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit installation on my current PC, and I want to move it to a new PC .. I do NOT have a problem with licensing, as the new system already has its own new Windows 7 license, which ...
0
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1answer
263 views

Automatically shut down Windows XP after completed MS Backup

A computer in the office is running daily backups (as scheduled task) with the Windows XP built in backup software. The backups are slowing down the computer too much, so we want the backup to run ...
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1answer
184 views

Exclude hidden system drives from Windows 8 file history backup?

I'm using Windows 8 file history and noticed that on my laptop, it's copying an extra drive's contents onto the backup share (the $OF drive). My laptop has a 8gb SSD, so I'm assuming it's this data, ...
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1answer
41 views

Windows Backup Types

In reference to https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/types_of_backup.mspx?mfr=true If I start a new task with a Incremental backup will it grab all my files ...
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223 views

Use vhdx backup file as Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

I have a Windows 8 machine which I backed-up using the Control Panel -> Windows 7 File Recovery -> Create System Image. This produces a folder with a lot of .xml and a 2 .vhdx files. Is it possible to ...
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1answer
123 views

Windows 8 - What all and how should I backup?

So last month my HD crashed and I lost almost everything I had. Now, I keep regular backups. I store everything on the cloud. For my HD backup, I use an external hard drive and create a system image ...
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1answer
110 views

SBS 2008 Backup fails to configure

I have a Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard which refuses to configure its backup. I'm using the SBS Console and running through the Wizard which sees and formats the drives and appears to ...
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131 views

TrueCrypt and Windows backup, what works and what doesn't?

On the Truecrypt docs->limitations section it states that The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of active system encryption (e.g. ...
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2answers
195 views

Make system image of windows 8, excluding documents, just system and programs

I'm running windows 8 64bit and wanted to know how I can backup my system - JUST the current state of the system AND the programs that are installed. I do NOT want to backup all my ...
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2answers
133 views

Backup but leave old versions of files on server

I have recently asked a question about backups but now I have different, similar one. I need to backup on my server, but leave files, new versions, and old ones. The backup should go in one direction ...
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1answer
156 views

How to backup programs without risking to restore into a corrupt system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Backup an installed software I have a newly installed SSD in my system (with OS etc installed on it), but I'm not too happy with the boot up time (1 min 15 s). So I am ...
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201 views

Is there a canonical list of files/directories/file types that can be safely excluded from Windows 7 Backup?

I'm looking into speeding up my Windows 7 backup. I have it creating a system image of my system drives/partitions (320GB in total; about ~40GB free [lots of Steam games...]) once a week. I have ...
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1answer
48 views

How does online backup work in case of hardware failure?

I am talking about any service out there (BackBlaze, Carbonite, etc...). Consider the following scenario that actually happened last week. Power went out and my NTFS drive (connected to a NAS of ...
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3answers
108 views

Backup Operating System with Softwares Installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a software capable of cloning a System drive? I am using a Dell Laptop with Windows 7 installed,as i have installed softwares like photoshop, Netbeans and ...
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0answers
494 views

Unable to delete Windows System Image

I'm on Windows 8 Pro (64bit) and I'm trying to configure an Image Backup using the strangely named "Windows 7 File Recovery" tool. To start with, I want to delete any existing system images from my ...
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1answer
409 views

Deleting pagefile.sys on shutdown

I have a Windows XP machine (it is a VM running in Xen) that I would like to backup. I have enabled ClearPageFileAtShutdown by following MS KB 314834. If I cleanly shutdown the XP machine and then ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Is there a reason to use library backups if I'm backup up full disks?

In Windows Backup I can backup libraries or whole drives (or specific folders). I want a complete backup of all relevant drives. After selecting the drives, there's still the option to backup ...
0
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1answer
553 views

Windows Back Up thinks drive is disconnected

My netbook runs Windows 7 Starter. I have successfully backed this up in the past. I may have upgraded the external drive I used for backups subsequent to this. Now when I go to Control ...
0
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1answer
411 views

Back up windows server 2008 to external disk

I've got a windows server 2008 box that I want to backup (the entire disk) to external USB hard drives (I've got 2 lying around so I can swap between them and add more over time). I've tried using ...
2
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3answers
3k views

How to show progress of “File History” in Windows8?

By using the 'File History' of Windows8 I can backup my stuff (or rather, my 'libraries'). I enable the feature and then ... the magic happens in the background. How can I see the progress? How many ...
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2k views

How do I make a backup of Windows 8?

Coming from MacOS X (with Time Machine) back to Windows 8, I'm wondering how I can make good (useful) backups of Windows 8 and my data?
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Explain Windows 8 Windows Store AppData/packages and what to backup

Can someone explain the structure of %localappdata%\Packages*package id*\ in Windows 8 so I can get a better idea of what files should be backed up and what files shouldn't be. Specifically what ...
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2answers
301 views

Backup software that supports differential backup or syncing? (rsync interface maybe?) W7 [closed]

I am looking for an incremental / differential / sync backup utility that does not require a full backup to begin. I have a TB external drive with backups of pictures and movies, about 800GB, and I ...
1
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1answer
211 views

Two exact copies of folder using FTP

I'm looking for any solution that will allow me under Windows to emulate functionallity similar to Dropbox or rsync using FTP protocol only. What I need, is any piece of software (good enough in your ...
0
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1answer
303 views

Raid-5-like software backup tool

I have a lot of data (about 7 TB), stored across multiple hard-drives with varying sizes. I would like to have a backup of that data to be safe against drive failure. A RAID is not a good option for ...
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1answer
497 views

Can't attach VHD

I think I may be experiencing that horrible moment when the backup fails. Somewhere hiding on this VHD is an SQL database I need to extract. This is from a Windows backup, not a virtual machine. I'm ...
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1answer
777 views

Does Windows 7 Backup save hidden files?

I have a lot of hidden directories in my Windows home and documents directories. I want them to be backed up and I am using the Windows 7 built-in backup mechanism. Will Windows Backup (the built-in ...
4
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2answers
578 views

What is the difference between regular windows backup and creating a system image?

I had to deal with an issue where I had to reinstall Windows 7 recently, and had (thankfully) made a 'backup and restore' backup onto an external hard drive before that. Is there a difference between ...
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2answers
93 views

Backing up Windows XP Files

Scenario system crash. I've decided it's going to just be easier to run and restore from a system disk then trying to reload backups should say a disk failure(after all the system backups are stored ...
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3answers
462 views

what is the best backup solution for 400GB? [closed]

I currently am using a 500GB external hard drive for backup. A friend's external hard drive recently crashed so I wanted to verify if i can come up with a more secure backup solution. I have about ...
6
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2answers
15k views

Windows Backup fails with 0x80070002: “The system cannot find the file specified”

Windows 7 Backup is failing. When backing up even a single insignificant directory (e.g. I chose only the empty "Contacts" directory, leaving all other directories unchecked), I get this error within ...
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2answers
231 views

How to back up non-standard directories in my user profile with Windows Backup?

I'm using Windows Backup to back up my Win7 Pro laptop. I'd like to use it to back up my complete user profile, but I only see standard profile directories (e.g. C:\Users\JohnstonJ\Documents) in the ...
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1answer
43 views

Backing up difference in windows system

I have various systems with windows xp installed. After fresh installatios I installed some softwares like visual studio etc. Now lets call this IMAGE1 of the computers. I give out these pcs to users ...
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2answers
367 views

System disk image backup

Looking for poweruser suggestions for incremental system drive backup. My system is a laptop, and main backup would be a disk at home. Though would also like to "backup/restore on the road". ...
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1answer
400 views

Does built in Windows 7 backup handle paths > 256 chars?

Does built in Windows 7 backup handle paths > 256 chars ? I'm doing NTFS to NTFS backup using Cobain, from external drive to external drive, and it's simply NOT backing up those files that have ...
4
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3answers
3k views

Backup to a specific folder with Windows Backup

When setting up Windows Backup I get the following screen: As you can see, there is no option to backup to a specific folder on any of these drives. Is there a way to force the backups to go in a ...
2
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0answers
258 views

Not enough space for Windows 7 System Backup

My primary hard disk only has 617GB used. It is a 1.21TB hard drive. I am backing up to a newly formatted 931GB drive. I'm only doing System Backup and not any separate files. Why is Windows 7 ...
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1answer
897 views

Combining full system image with online backup

I want to implement online backup for a couple of my clients. There are a few obstacles though: The large amount of old data (over 100GB) will make this quite expensive to store online. The slow ...
2
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0answers
451 views

Automatic incremental backups to a network drive (Windows)

So after learning that Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't support this, I'm looking for another solution. I would like to backup my Windows machine to my Ubuntu server. Are there any good automatic ...
3
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2answers
4k views

WesternDigital SmartWare - still problematic?

I've seen a lot of bad press on WD SmartWare (I think it comes on most WD backup devices now, such as their MyBook product line), mostly related to how it's impossible to remove properly or replace. ...
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1k views

Windows 7 backup two external hard drives that I swap weekly

For about a year I have used Windows 7's back-up tool and Mozy to do local and remote back-ups. Now that Mozy is eliminating the unlimited packages, I plan to switch to two external drives that I will ...
1
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1answer
732 views

How to setup no-nonsense home network backup for Windows 7 laptops?

I have two Windows 7 laptops on my WiFi network. Each has approx. 500GB of data (primarily photos, songs and Word/PDF files). I also have an old desktop computer (2GHz, 2GB RAM, 1.5TB drive, network ...
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1answer
601 views

Moving Windows 7 Backups (including images) to another drive. (as simple as cut and paste?)

I have a network of computers that use Windows 7 Backup system. They each send their backup to a shared drive on the network. I now wish to change which drive they send them too. This works fine. ...