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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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1answer
25 views

How to backup data on hard disk before fresh Windows install

My new laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I tried to install Windows 7 but it shows that the drive is partitioned using GPT. Now, I need to delete all partitions and convert it to MBR to install ...
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47 views

Run schedule task while logged off using command line on local machine under windows7

I'm tryig to run this batch file: schtasks /create /SC once /ST 23:00 /tn "batch2" /tr "c:\windows\system32\schtasks.exe /run /TN "Acronis\backup_to_disk2" /ru "WORKGROUP\Tps02-PC$" rl/ highest ...
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41 views

How to backup a flash drive automatically each time I plug it in?

I remember using a program to do this in the past, but I can't find it anymore. Regardless of that, in Windows is there a way I can automatically backup a USB flash drive each time I plug it in?
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How to read XP backup on Windows 7?

I have all my XP data backed up using the Windows Backup/Restore feature in Windows XP. How can I read XP backup on Windows 7?
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1answer
16 views

Improve backup performance by watching files added/modified in given directories?

I use SyncbackSE on Windows to back up files between two hard drives daily. Every time the application starts, it scans every single file in the directories that it watches before copying files that ...
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23 views

Imaging Windows, how to cut down on file size?

I have a fresh installation of Windows 8 with all the settings and apps I want. Actually, all my apps are portable, so they are on a different partition which is not backed up during the imaging. I'd ...
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2answers
59 views

Backup Windows on a running system

The usual way to backup Windows is to clone the partition. There are several problems with this method: It requires downtime. You have to do it manually. You cannot do incremental/differential ...
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66 views

Windows 7 backup - automatically remove old backup ranges

I have a 1TB USB drive that I use as a backup drive for my work PC. The drive will eventually run out of space and I need to go in and remove older backups using the manage space/view backups dialogs ...
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125 views

rsync failed: No Such file or directory

I'm using rsync in Windows ( through cygwin64 ) to backup some data to an samba share. I've made this bat file that would take care of everything: net use S: \\10.1.1.23\marc password /user:marc ...
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1answer
43 views

Disk encryption stratagy [closed]

I just ordered a new machine. The old one is not encrypted, but before I now receive the new one I wanted to ask about a strategy for the new encryption. My main fear is loosing the password and ...
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0answers
37 views

Batch: backup, then delete old backup

I have a batch script that runs hourly. It connects to an FTP server, downloads a backup file, then deletes the oldest backup (backups are kept for 4hours by default). This is supposed to insulate our ...
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0answers
12 views

Transfer Operating system between drives?

I have a laptop with a 250 GB HDD. I also have a 500 GB external HDD i want to use as a "secondary" boot drive. These are the steps i need to accomplish: Select my new 500 GB HDD and start backup ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Where is windows backup settings stored in Windows 7?

I use windows [backup and restore] utility to create a scheduled backup on every Sunday 7PM. I was wondering that where I can find this setting file? If it is a scheduled task, I should be able to ...
0
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2answers
62 views

Do all drives get formatted when I install new windows?

I have Windows 8 32 bit and want to change it to 64 bit. When I try to do that, it says that all my files and programs will be deleted. I have 3 drives. C is full of programs and documents. D and E ...
2
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1answer
62 views

How to keep Windows image up-to-date?

Our client PCs have different configurations for different departments. We used to pick up few PCs from each department to create a monthly Windows image by using Windows backup utility, but this way ...
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2answers
69 views

How best to backup My Documents (maybe with Git?) [closed]

I would like a good process to backup My Documents on my hard drive periodically to an external hard drive or repository. I want to have a snap shot at each backup period, and don't want to waste ...
0
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2answers
69 views

File copy, in series or parallel?

I have to copy manually several files and backup a lot of data. It's from an HP laptop, 7200rpm SATA hard drive (no raid), Windows 8.1 to an external USB 3.0 7200rpm hard drive. Both have an NTFS ...
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0answers
31 views

How to backup program files but not create a system image

Working with a user, want to backup the files/programs on computer. Restore the computer to its factory defaults and then restore the computers original files/programs. But I do not wants to do a ...
0
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1answer
77 views

How to backup RAID 0 larger than 2TB?

I have a situation. I use 2 1TB drives as RAID 0 for my C drive, but when I make a windows image backup to a single drive, I got an I/O error which means that the drive I'm trying to back up can't be ...
3
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1answer
22 views

Will files that are nonexistent be deleted when selecting “All but newest items” in Windows File History?

When I select "All but newest items" in Windows File History clean up (https://i.holz.nu/063a2.jpg), will it also delete files which are not present on the original location anymore or does it really ...
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1answer
416 views

Windows 8.1 System Image Backup — Unable to backup to network share due to unsupported “version of the file format”

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit system that I am trying to make a system image backup via Windows 8.1's System Image Backup feature. The backup destination is a network share, but the image creation ...
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0answers
38 views

Deleting specific images from Windows Image Backup

When using the Windows 8.1 Image Backup feature, the system creates several files and folders, in this structure: ComputerName Backup 2014-04-02 094800 Catalog Logs SPPMetadataCache My question ...
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0answers
37 views

Syncing specific User DATA from workstation to a server/NAS location

I've been wondering is there a way to achieve above. I'm sure that a google search will give plenty of solutions. I've tried few of those but it didn't help or may be I'm searching incorrectly. What I ...
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2answers
16 views

can I backup only the application folder in windows?

If I have an application that is installed in the 'program file' and I want to take a backup of the application in case any disaster happen. If i take a backup for only the application folder without ...
1
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1answer
44 views

Windows 7 Ready to use system image [closed]

Good day, I want to create a dvd of my windows 7 with installed programs. I have a new windows 7 with a few standard programs installed. (Photoshop, Office, etc.) How can i make an image on a dvd of ...
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2answers
97 views

Does Macrium Reflects “system partition backup” store everything? Including all installed apps, registry tweaks, user folders, etc.?

I'm asking this because I just made a backup with Macrium Reflect (free edition) of my Windows 7 install, and the resulting backup file is really small. The settings I chose were: Intelligent ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Security of Microsoft Windows, Windows on a network, and network backup?

I recently got a laptop to accompany my desktop, and to manage files across them I am considering backing the laptop up to the desktop over a network, and then backing up the desktop in turn to an ...
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1answer
69 views

What is the worst thing that could happen to a computer when installing a software? [closed]

Now I'm reading this about linux. And I find this really weird: You should first backup all your data. This is extremely important. We never know what may go wrong. No, really, I'm not kidding. ...
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1answer
77 views

Mapping FTP folder LAN

I've old computer with probably Windows CE connected with LAN. I can view folder and files on old computer, by typing ftp://10.0.0.3 in explorer (windows 7). I'd like to backup folder DATA from ...
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453 views

Windows 7 System Image Restore Error 0x80042412 (No disk can be used…)

SSD main drive died in a computer. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Had a weekly Windows Image backup on one of its hard drives. Replaced the SSD with a newer, bigger SSD. Booting from the Windows ...
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1answer
578 views

Windows Backup error: 0x81000019 - Check VSS and SPP event logs

I'm having trouble with Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Whenever I try to run a backup for myd rives, it gives me this error: Very annoying. Now I've searched for the error code, and tried ...
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0answers
15 views

Data corrupted or file not sync properly

I've two sync servers but from secondary data is not opening or corrupted. All kinds of files are not opening, but data restore works successfully. Server name: windows 2003 server
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313 views

Looking for a way to copy a file that does not lock the file being copied

I am aggregating together data that is being generated at a bunch of disparate sources, in a mixed environment of various versions of windows (xp/7) and one linux (centos). The data is available via ...
0
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61 views

Backup Folder with files but leave behind empty files/folders

I see this asked in linux and ubuntu forums/sites but could never find one for xcopy or Windows x86/64 platform (or an application) I wish to back-up a folder to another drive, but I would like to ...
2
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1answer
169 views

clone bootcamp with windows 7 and install windows 8 then restore

I have mac mini (2012) in which i have installed mac os 10.8.2 and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now that i want to try windows 8 (as long as it can remain active). I decided to install windows 8 in same ...
0
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1answer
78 views

Does the Windows-folder contain personal files?

I'm currently going through hard drives of my previous computers (Win 98 through Win 7). The goal is to identify personal files, communication, or programs to keep before I throw away the drives. ...
2
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3answers
431 views

Windows backup with support for incremental binary backup

Currently, I'm using the Windows 8.1 file history backup, but it has a major weakness. Large files are copied in their entirety each time they change. For instance, I have some virtual machines files ...
0
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3answers
57 views

Could hardlinks be used for backup deduplication purposes?

I know about full backups, incremental backups and decremental backups. However, I wondered why nobody (Windows Backup, TrueImage, Paragon) seems to have implemented the following backup algorithm. ...
0
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1answer
80 views

How to prevent windows from deleting specific old custom restore points

Windows automatically deletes old restore points. How do I prevent windows from deleting some particular custom restore points. Here is a similar question, which talks about talking the backup of ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Recover deleted data

I was trying to make some backup's and I accidentally started copying the backed up file OVER the current file; when I realized this I hit cancel only to see that my original 30GB file had been ...
4
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2answers
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Windows Backup Using Powershell

I wrote the following Powershell Script to perform a one time backup of my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The idea is to perform a Weekly backup to a different external drive and schedule the script ...
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2answers
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Relocating Double OS to New Disk

I have a 256GB SSD which is my OS disk. I have 2 OSes in it, Debian and Windows. I want to move to a larger SSD Disk, probably 1TB (again SSD) or 512 GB (SSD). I just have a really nice working two ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Command line option to copy shadow backup to a path

Windows server has shadow backup(previous version). WE can access it by using right click on folder and select previous version. From that we can copy the backup files to a any path by mentioning the ...
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2answers
80 views

What is the fastest way to backup external harddisk

I came across various free tools such as Macrium Reflect. May I know does Macrium free version provides "resume" capability? As my current HDD contains a lots of files and folder which I believed it ...
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2answers
682 views

One way sync with either Dropbox or Google drive on linux and windows

I could not google this one. I would like to use Dropbox or Google drive only as backup, so I would like to ensure I only upload to those services and never download (unless done manually via the web ...
2
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1answer
69 views

Windows 8 Restore Problems

I created a Windows 8 system image backup on a separate drive before I installed Linux, and during the Linux installation process I accidentally wiped out Windows. I now want to restore my Windows 8 ...
3
votes
1answer
127 views

Is it Incorrect to use Copy Paste for Backup

I have a 'large' (~200 GB) music collection on my storage drive in my PC. For backup and mobile DJ purposes I keep a copy of this folder on an external USB hard drive. Any new music that I obtain goes ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Fast and efficient way of creating regular snapshots of a huge folder in Windows

Over the years, I've built up a large collection of files that I store under a single directory tree. This single directory tree contains all the digital files I care about that aren't handled by some ...
11
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1answer
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Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available to create shadow copy

[Note: After I entered the problem statement, I found this question, which is apparently the same problem. Maybe one of us will get a good answer...] I have used the "Windows 7 File Recovery" tool ...