Making copies of data on Windows so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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How do I log file writes to a directory on Windows Server 2003?

I handle some network administration for a small business. Recently, I discovered a set of windows backup files in a directory that was being regularly added to (multiple times daily) on our backup ...
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Backup laptop with Clonezilla to an external Blu-ray

I want to back up my Windows laptop to an external blu ray (LG BE14NU40); however, I can't get Clonezilla to recognize the blu-ray as a target. I can see the drive show up in dmesg when I toggle the ...
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Is it possible to identify what machine made a Windows Backup?

I handle some network administration for a small business. Recently, I discovered a set of windows backup files in a directory that was being regularly added to (multiple times daily) on our backup ...
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What is Catalog and Mediaid in WindowsImageBackup?

I started backing up an image on an external HDD, and one thing I noticed is Catalog and Mediaid. I have some questions: What are these folders and files residing by my backup? What do they ...
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Retrieving (picture) images from Windows NT backup program

I have picture images on CDs that were backed up using a Windows NT backup program. These CDs are several years old. How do I retrieve these images using a Windows 7 computer?
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In creating System Image in Windows 10, do I need to have a separate blank partition in my external drive?

In creating System Image in Windows 10, do I need to create a separate blank partition in my external drive? Or it could just be anywhere in the drive along with some other files? Also, I had already ...
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windows system image on new computer

Let's say I have a Windows system image backup. And my computer fails. Can I take that backup image and restore on a new computer? One that will most likely have varied hardware, but maybe the same ...
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how to make smaller system image backups

I'm looking at making a system image of my laptop onto an external hard drive, however the backup will take over 300GB. I have the space on the hard drive but I would prefer not to use that much ...
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How can I avoid a “cannot find file” error in Windows Backup?

I use Windows Backup regularly on my laptop to backup specific files. I recently started getting an error following each backup. Event Viewer says: Some files were not backed up. The details are ...
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Troubleshoot creating a system image to external hard drive

Need some help with a complex issue. I recently purchased a ASUS laptop and swapped out the original HD with an SDD. Everything is updated, and all drivers loaded. I then took the original HD and ...
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Cannot restore Windows Backup Image made in Windows 8.1

I have the following Situation: Laptop is EliteBook 840G1 with 256 GB SSD (Crucial M550). Windows 8.1 with Update has been installed without CSM. I made a Backup using Windows' System Image Backup ...
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wbadmin systemstate parameter

I run a powershell-based backup script using wbadmin on different systems (i.e. Windows 7 Professional / Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 2012R2). In this script, i utilize the -systemstate ...
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Why Bytes Per Physical Sector : <Not Supported>

I'm trying to fight with mysterious Windows backup error "Volume larger than 2TB can be protected". I can be seen in internet but no solution. Users give advice to check with fsutil tool. Here are ...
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Does backup softwares do anything more then simply copy and paste?

Recently I tried to do some backups of my entire Windows 7 64 bit (including system image and the files I wanted) using Window's own backup system and I got an error which I couldn't debug because it ...
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Move win7 to another machine: working machine on every step

I want window7 ("C" and "D") move to another machine with all installed programs. As I understand the sequnce of step is following: sysprep /generalize reboot with mini windows and use imagex to ...
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Server 2008 R2 Backup - 0x8078015b - The Specified Network Name is no longer available

This is a really odd one. All of a sudden incremental back-ups using Windows Server Backup are blowing out with '0x8078015b - The Specified Network Name is no longer available.' If I change it to full ...
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How to create windows server backup (2008 R2) to the same drive?

I am not sure if the Windows server backup is the right tool but ... This what I am trying to achieve. I have server and 2 drives C: and E:. E: drive is mirrored (2 hdds). I want to create scheduled ...
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Is there differential backup option in Windows Server 2012?

When I go to the backup options I see only incremental but not differential. The Differential backup option was there in Windows Server 2003. What about server 2012 ?
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Migrating from ExFAT to NTFS with Windows 7 running in Parallels upon a Mac OSX Yosimite 10.10.3

If I use Windows 7 backup and restore util to backup an ExFAT external HDD. Then reformat the drive to NTFS , will I be able to restore the backed up files to the NTFS drive?
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Recover Windows Server 2003 Backup via Windows 8?

Can Windows 8 be used to recover a backup made with the Windows Server 2003 Backup application? I have a tape backup that was created on an old Windows Server 2003 server that is no longer ...
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Windows 7 backup - multiple VHD system images on a dedicated disk

I use a 4 TB dedicated disk to save my daily VHD system images via Windows 7 Backup. However only one VHD image is being saved despite setting 100% for System Restore on that disk. Creating a new VHD ...
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If I stop a Windows 7 backup part way through, do I keep files backed up so far?

I am 65% through a Windows 7 backup but my time is running out! If I stop the backup, do I get to keep the files that have been backed up so far?
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Back up will not restore

i had to reinstall windows 7 on my HP desktop. I used the hp cyberlink option and created a back up to a portable hard drive before using the recovery option to reinstall windows. the reinstallation ...
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Server Backup on Windows Server Core

Is it possible to setup backup schedule in Windows Backup Server, then delete GUI and keep the schedule? The requirement is to store backups at network shared folder (other PC) and automatically ...
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Did Windows suddenly revert one of my folders to a previous state?

I moved some files over to a folder yesterday on my Windows 7 machine. One was a text file and the others were Matlab codes. Today, I had that text file opened in Notepad++ and I was editing, saving, ...
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How do I format my HDD to Advanced Format/512E to use 512K blocks with Windows Backup?

I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. When running Windows Backup onto an external 4TB Touro HDD (2TB partition), I receive the error: The last backup did not complete successfully. One of the backup ...
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Make backups every N minute via Windows backup tool

Trying to make a backup of a certain folder with high frequency but the minimal option is day. Is this possible? I tried also cmd tool wbadmin but partial backups are not supported in it.
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lost windows 8.1 backup

so I had windows backup on D: drive, but I deleted it(because I was trying to move windows) and now I cannon't seem to find a way to get it back in form it was(it was only backup of windows and not ...
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High CPU in Windows 8.1 but can't access Windows backup as per previous answers

Since unfortunately needing to purchase a laptop while WIndows 8.1 is the norm, I've been plagued with problems of high CPU. After a month of use, I inadvertently logged into the Windows Store and ...
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Windows restore saying partition is too small. It isn't

I built a media PC years ago with three 750 GB drives in a Raid-5 configuration. This allowed for 1.5 TB of space and had redundancy. At the time I didn't know how bad performance was with RAID. I ...
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Cloning two internal HDDs on to one external HDD as a backup

My Asus M51AC desktop PC has a 500MB HDD with pre-installed Win 8 (upgraded to Win 8.1), so I also installed a 1TB HDD with OEM WIN 7 Pro SP1. Can I copy/clone both HDDs to one backup 2TB HDD, so I ...
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How to configure Windows backup to a Samba-server without passwords?

We have a networked entertainment "box", which sits next to TV. It has a large hard-drive inside it and I'd like to use that to back-up our computers. The box runs some sort of embedded Linux with ...
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System Reserved too full, how to reduce/recreate?

I wanted to create a system image, but I got the "not enough disk space" error. The target disk is more than big enough, so it must be the source. I followed this article, and deleted the journal from ...
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Which part of Windows are irreplacable? [duplicate]

Let's say you are tasked with backing up a Windows installation. You could back up everything, but that's inefficient. One can make a backup more compact by considering these directories: (1) Much ...
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What can be done to reduce Windows 7 system size on an already-installed system?

Typical size of an Ubuntu system: ~4 GB, including filesystem inefficiencies. You can usually fit an archived backup onto a DVD without even compressing it. Typical size of a Windows 7 system: more ...
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Backing up encrypted bitlocker drive

Is it possible to backup bitlocker drives without decrypting them? (just to have backup that is already encrypted?) would it be possible to just dd (linux command) whole drive/parition into an image ...
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Windows Backup: Making a working home network backup plan

I tried to look on google if this was the right section of stack exchange by searching "stack exchange windows backup" and all links were redirecting here, so I'm sorry if this is the wrong section of ...
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After a reinstall, how do I force Windows to reconnect User and ProgramData folders that have been moved to another drive?

I moved a friend's User folder to drive D: using the 'mklink in recovery mode' method a while ago, which worked fine. I then used Windows Backup to back everything up, and reinstalled Windows 7, ...
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Unable to create a rescue disk along with the drivers in the Dell Backup and Recovery

While selecting the Create a Rescue disk the -Factory backup -Applications -Drivers,Utilities are selected/checked by default . Upon creating a rescue disk only the Factory backup was done. ...
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contradictory messages after having created a system image on windows 7

I have created a "system image" of my C: hard drive on an external hard drive. At the end of the system image creation I got a successful message in the popup where the blue progress bar was. But on ...
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How can I change ownership/permissions to read every file in WindowsImageBackup, which is created by Windows Backup and Restore?

I want to be able to read all the files located in the WindowsImageBackup folder, which is created by Windows 7 Backup and Restore. Specifically, I need to be able to search them for an ASCII string ...
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How to determine which System Image goes with which system?

I created system images using Windows Backup and Restore for multiple computers using Windows 7. The System Image folders were named according to the System Name available within Windows. Since the ...
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What does “parse junctions” mean when copying all files to another drive?

The free program Shadow Copy is supposed to copy all files from one drive to another, including system and hidden files, so the destination will also be bootable if the source was. There is an option ...
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Windows backup is unable to start error 0x80070057

I'm unable to start Windows backup. It failes with error: 0x80070057 Any solution for this ?
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Is it necessary to do a block copy when replacing Windows OS?

So, here is what I did: I made an image of my 400GB OS partition with the following command: wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget:F: -include:C: I tried to split the partition into C: (100GB)and ...
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How to back up data from client computers to server using windows server 2012 R2

Is it possible to backup data from client computers to server using windows server 2012 R2? I want to backup all data in my client computers and store in my server. I tried the windows server backup ...
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NAS requirements for incremental backups on windows SBS 2011

I would like to do incremental backups using windows-backup on a NAS with sbs 2011, I googled and found that iSCSI is required, is this the only thing the nas must support to be able to do incremental ...
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External drive not showing after NTFS format

I just refreshed my Windows 8.1 installation, and I wanted to make a system image on my external drive using the native System Image program. It required me to backup to an NTFS drive, but the ...
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Will my Lenovo One Key Recovery work if I resize the system partition on my Ideapad Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop. Initially the hard disk contains a single partition named Windows8.1 OS (C) and a Lenovo (D). Windows 8.1 is installed in C and the D: drive is packed with ...
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Dell “Rescue Disk” image size questions

I used Dell's provided software for creating a "Rescue Disk" image to a 32GB USB stick for a few laptops and have backed these up using imageUSB. Questions What is the recommended way that can be ...