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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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Windows Backup service spawning endlessly and occupying processor

System is Windows 8.1 (Upgraded from 8). Windows Backup or "FileHistory" (as it seems to be named now) is deactivated - and always was. Problem: A service process named "Microsoft Windows Backup" is ...
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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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2answers
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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 ...
3
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2answers
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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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Making a complete Image of the computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating an image of my hard drive is there any way to create a complete back-up of the computer(including local disk C) so that in case of any formatting we can just ...
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551 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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2answers
98 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
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Avoiding backup partition getting damaged or lost

I have an HP DV6 2005AX laptop, which came pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium. It has two partitions C: and D:, the latter is a backup partition to restore the laptop to the factory default state. ...
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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 ...
12
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2answers
251 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
45 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
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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". ...
1
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1answer
424 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 ...
3
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1answer
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Is there ANY backup tool that can handle 256 path length limit on NTFS?

Is there ANY backup tool that can handle 256 path length limit on NTFS ? I'm not talking about a sync or filecopy tool like robocopy, but an incremental backup tool like cobian backup (which cannot ...
2
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0answers
254 views

Is it possible to create or store a Windows backup system image on a non-NTFS drive?

I'm trying to use Windows Backup on Windows 7 to create a system image to a network location. The destination, identified by UNC path, is an Apple Time Capsule formatted with HFS+. While Windows ...
2
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5answers
5k views

Using Dropbox as a backup service

I'd like to use Dropbox as a backup service. By default, Dropbox will only synchronize files in the My Dropbox folder with my online storage. Can I configure it to synchronize from other locations, so ...
2
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1answer
527 views

Regular Windows 7 Backup vs. Windows Home Server (WHS) Backup

I'm looking to set up a backup scheme for my household and was looking at the different options for backing up Windows. I would like to backup to a network device (perhaps a WHS?). I also saw that ...
3
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4answers
526 views

Good Free Backup Tool - with provisos

I have seen some Backup Questions around. But they are not quite what I am looking for. I would like to have a back up of my entire hard drive (to an external drive). I would like it to be the kind ...