Questions tagged [windows-backup]

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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Is there a way for Windows 10 file history to mirror contents of source folder?

I'm trying to set up a backup for a folder (C:/test/images). I'm looking to use Windows' own file history feature to do this. This folder contains sensitive data that needs to be deleted if it's not ...
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What's the reason Windows Server Backup allows for only a single backup copy if backing up to a network share?

If selecting a network share as target for Windows Server Backup, it will keep only a single backup (so, if your backup is once a day, you'll be able to go back in time maximally by one day when ...
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Flash Drive Multiple Partition For Backup

I'm trying do to something (experiment), I have 64 Gb flash drive and I break it to 3 sections. The first will be for Back up Files The second partition will be Create Restore Point (in case OS ...
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How to copy backup WSB(Windows server 2012 R2) from VMware ESXi 6.5 to?

We have dedicated server(located in datacentre) which is installed with ESXI 6.5 and we create VM with Windows Server 2012 R2. We are creating backups with Windows Server Backup feature and want to ...
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Where does Windows 10 store backups? Can backups delete other data?

I have 2 HDDs in my computer, D: (2TB) and F: (256GB). F: stores all my personal data which I want to back up to D:, just in case. Using the windows 10 backup, I specify that F: should be backed up to ...
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Windows 10 backup wakeup on LAN

I have a backup server and client both running Windows 10. I have setup the server to wakeup on LAN and confirmed that it works. I mapped a network drive on the client and setup a Windows backup but ...
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Location of Windows \@GMT Backups

My primary hard drive is Local Disk (C:). If I type this into my file explorer: \\localhost\C$\@GMT-2020.01.23-15.08.37 I get the contents of C: drive as they existed at 15:08 GMT. Is there any way ...
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Robocopy command to copy updated files and long path names

I'm trying to write a robocopy command to copy from folders SR to DS. Folder DS might have files that already exist in Folder SR, but if Folder DS is updated, don't overwrite it. If folder/files ...
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Backup Failing with VSS/RPC Errors

We have a Backup Exec job which is failing with the following errors: "The directory or file was not found, or could not be accessed." "Directory not found. Cannot backup directory ... and its ...
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Is there a way to clone a computer, create a duplicate (physical or virtual) and have the changes made on one instantly replicate to the other?

I guess what I'm looking for is a continuous data protection solution, but one that also has constant availability. So if one machine or the other were to fail for whatever reason, there wouldn't be ...
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Windows 7 - is it possible to create a “system image” on a non-NTFS-drive (exFat)?

In Windows 7 - is it possible to create a "system image" on a non-NTFS-drive (exFat)? The drive is big enough and the file system supports big enough files.
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Restoring a local Outlook calendar from a backup

Setup I have two devices: a Windows 10 laptop and an iPhone. Both contain (or contained) 3 calendars, synced between Outlook 2019 and iOS via iTunes for Windows and a USB cable. These calendars were ...
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Can FreeFileSync back up to directories named for day/week/month?

Can I configure FreeFileSYnc to backup to directories named for day/week/month? If so, how? I prefer full backups, rather than deltas, so would like that feature. As a bonus, can I run it as a ...
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Restoring Win 10 backup on another machine

On my current machine, I have two drives, both of which are in use. I made a backup using the builtin win 10 backup tool on an external drive. Can this backup be restored on a new machine running win ...
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How to backup a Windows system installation (no user data)

I am a bit confused by the backup utilities in Windows 10, and a bit scared of the fact that Windows ships with 3 different utilities (as far as I can tell). What's the difference between System ...
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Windows Server Backup 2016

I would like to do Full Server backup using the Windows Server Backup feature, but it always prompts Volumes larger than 1777216 megabytes cannot be protected. what does it means by cannot be ...
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Windows delete old backups

I have an external HD where 3 different system image backups by windows were created in some other laptop. Now I have a different PC and I want to free disk space by deleting 2 of 3 backups. All ...
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Microsoft Recovery Services Agent fails with invalid path (for systemroot_path)

I'm trying to get MARS (MS Azure Recovery Agent) running a system state backup for Windows 2016 (standard) server. It throws the following error: Windows Server failed to take system state backup ...
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Why does my Robocopy always copy one file but not the other?

Trying to learn Robocopy for a basic backup plan, and I tried this in a bat file: @echo off echo "Hello World!" robocopy C:\Testfolder Z:\Testfolder pause where Z: is a network drive (a usb external ...
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Robocopy switches to make new copies of existing files?

This is for a very basic backup plan. Imagine that a full copy of c:/myfolder (and all its sub-folders) has already been created at d:/myfolder. Is it possible to use Robocopy as a daily/weekly job ...
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wbadmin crashes via command line

I'm trying to take system backup on Windows 8.1 Pro (EFI system partition + C:\ drive). It works perfectly well via Control panel however such command in command prompt fails: wbadmin start backup -...
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Back windows up with ability to keep most recent files

My issue is, Windows 10 would not boot. When I pushed it to safe mode, I saw a message saying We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer The loop didn't end ...
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How can I restore a weird Windows backup?

I need to restore some files that I saved about 5 years ago. Back then I created a backup with Windows, but I don't remember how or which Windows Version it was. All I have now are the files from the ...
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How can I get copied directory sizes using robocopy and copy to match?

I have been having trouble with the size of data on disk not being reported consistently the same. Robocopy log is ok but properties information gives different directory sizes. Recently I made a ...
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Naming Windows System Image

Is there a option to name/rename folder (actual image) that is created with "Backup and Restore\ Create a System image" when you backup your system. I'm unable to find any naming options. It appears ...
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How does Windows 10 File History determine file-changes?

Does Windows 10 File History use hashes of the content of files to determine changes or just the modification date of the file or log all modifications somewhere or something else? edit: And will ...
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Can someone please explain backups to me? [closed]

This subject is so confusing to me, I know it shouldn't be, but here we are. First off, what types of backups are there? I hear different terms being used. Full backup, system image. Is there a ...
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Optimal way to back-up preinstalled Windows to restore the factory-state later

See also my related question. Background: I have a refurbished (newly bought) laptop with Windows 10 on it. I would like to wipe it but be able to restore original factory state later. Partitioning ...
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Windows 10 Backup and Restore Problems

My quick question is if I create a Windows system image on a Dynamic Disk (Microsoft recommends against it, but it's my only option right now) and then move the backup files to a network share, will I ...
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Windows VSS writer error 0x800423F2

How to resolve the VSS error permanently on dell system with windows 10 pro 64 bit and 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD, I am using Acronics backup software with full machine backup, 2 or 3 days once VSS error ...
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Windows Server Backup to network share: Windows Backup encountered an error when accessing the remote shared folder

I have configured a Windows Server Backup job whichs backs up the complete system to a network share. This works fine the first time, but the second time - when there are already some files there from ...
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Windows 8/10 file backup to QNAP NAS with file history & enrypted remote backup

I have a QNAP TS-251+ NAS (connected via VPN + SMB if it matters) and would like to backup files from two machines to it (running Windows 8.1 and Windows 10), mostly user profile data (My Documents, ...
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Can i copy data from other system partition?

Since i have dual boot and i lost my access to windows, i need to make backup for some files i was working on. I remember on windows(to ubuntu) it didnt allow me to do it , only formatting partition. ...
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Windows Server Backup

I am under the impression that the automatic space managment for scheduled backups in Windows Server Backup (2012R2) does not delete backup sets created with "backup once". Is this impression correct?...
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Universal Windows 10 image [closed]

how to create universal windows image with necessary programs and drivers?
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Creating .vhdx file in Windows Server 2008

I am trying to create a backup of a Windows Server 2008 machine. I know that support for vhdx came in Windows Server 2012 and later, and also that Windows Server 2008 and prior cannot recover from a ....
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Creating a system image on Windows 10 fails

I want to make a image of my Windows 10 partition with all apps and settings, but I'm unable to do so. I get this error when I click Start the backup button Before that error, I'm presented with ...
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How to create recovery media for Windows 10 (Legacy)?

I've created a backup system image of a Sata SSD using Windows, that has been through a few upgrades. Taking another backup of that drive is now impossible, but I have a recent system image taken with ...
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Restore Windows folder backup on another server

I have a task to copy one folder with ~ 1 million files from one server to another daily. Well I am stuck with playing robocopy and tar utility. It takes days to do it which is not acceptable in my ...
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How to schedule Server Backup/Recovery process

I have two Windows servers located in different geographic location. One server is used as file server (i.e. shared location and have a directory tree with around 60 Gb of files). I need to have the ...
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How to remove previous versions data from Windows Backup?

So I checked my backup settings (shadow copy / previous versions). By going to “backup settings / more options.” I see some folders there to be included in this. I decided I don't want a folder d:\...
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How to backup Windows folder only?

I am low in HDD space and I use my C: drive for my other files too. On the other hand, I want to be able to periodically backup windows folder (preferably using a differential/incremental backup ...
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Win7 restore from very old file backup

I've got a Win7 computer with gigabytes of file backups over 6 years on a file server. But when I start "Backup and Restore", "Select another date" "Show All", it only lists the 20 weeks or so. Is ...
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Restoring Windows 7 Backup to Windows 10 machine - Backup not showing up in dialog

I am given to understand that restoring backed-up files from a Windows 7 computer to your Windows 10 install is viable. I have a single backup on the external drive, storing my document folders as ...
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WIndows-10 System Image Restoring Failed (cancelled then unrecognized)

I have Windows10 backup set to do weekly full images (not files) of the C: drive. From the backup & restore center, everything looks fine. The images are held on an auxiliary hard drive ...
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How to back up to a VeraCrypt container using Windows 10 built-in tools?

Background: I am running Windows 10 Pro 1709. My C: drive is encrypted with BitLocker. I have an ASUS RT-AC55U with an 8TB HDD attached to its USB 3.0 port. My goal is to use part of that HDD as an ...
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Is it bad of my SSD to back it up everyday?

I am making a full Image Backup everyday of my SDD which contains my OS and everything else. Will it damage my SSD if I do this backup everyday or perhaps make it slower over time? The backup is saved ...
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Can OneDrive be used as a continuous backup of the entire user directory?

Last year, I nearly lost my computer. So I do have a physical back up, but I also have a lot of free space on onedrive. I was wondering if it is possible to automatically back up your entire personal ...
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How do you rar a windows 10 image backup when permission is denied and changing those permissions fails to enumerate?

After creating a Windows disk image, I can't rar the folder with the image because access is denied. If I try to apply "Full permission to all files by clicking Replace all child object permission ...
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Partitions at the beginning and end of drive and migration to smaller SSD

I need to migrate one 256GB HDD to 240GB SSD, but EFI partition is at the very end of my HDD. I already did backup: sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=backup.img but I can't put this image to my SSD drive, ...

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