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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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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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Windows backup “Volumes larger than” error

A week ago I started getting the Windows Backup error 0x807800B4, stating "Volumes larger than 2088958 megabytes cannot be protected." I'm not sure what this is referring to. My system volume is a ...
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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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Ntfs Shadow Volume redirect on write

I am developing an application that require to read an ntfs partition while other program are writing on it and i need to assure consistency of the data i read. A solution i found is having Volume ...
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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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Move existing Windows 7 or 10 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 ...
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Does windows 7 build-in backup copy files to backup drive or does it store them as single backup file?

As in the the question, when I turn on windows backup would it just copy files to the selected drive or would it create a restore file that can be only used by the windows backup? I want to backup ...
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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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Restore even earlier previous versions

When I right click a Windows file and click Properties and Previous Versions, I can only see very recent versions. Is there any way to restore even earlier versions? Can I, for example, run a full ...
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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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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 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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Universal Windows 10 image [closed]

how to create universal windows image with necessary programs and drivers?
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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 Backup Server Execution Failed 0x8008005

I set up backup when I installed Windows 7 a long time ago and now I can't change its settings. Google gives me nothing. I removed the USB (E:) to see if it's a USB issue but still have the same ...
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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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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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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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Windows.old folder after only windows update, not install

I just noticed there is a Windows.old folder on my drive. I was under the impression this folder is only created when doing an install, or an upgrade of windows? I haven't done a new install of ...
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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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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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SSD not showing in macrium rescue restore proccess

I made an image of my 256gb windows 10 drive using macrium reflect 7 free edition and stored it on my external HDD . I also made a resuce bootable usb and tried to restore the backed up image , ...
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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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Can I get Windows Backup and Restore to save more than one system image backup on a single drive?

I've been using legacy (Windows 7) Backup and Restore on a Windows 10 Pro system to generate system image backups that can be restored from bare metal. A major limitation of the tool, however, is that ...
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Backup USB Drive with windows backup

I use an external SSD (SSD in mount case) for swap use. I, however, mostly use it for home use. The problem is that windows update won't allow me to add this device to file history, although he's is ...
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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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Can you set a file type or folder name to exclude being backed up in Windows 10?

I'm basically looking to save space and time by ignoring folders like .vs or .git automatically, rather than having to add them manually as excluded folders. Is there the possibility of adding a ...
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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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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-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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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 fails

I am having trouble making a system image of my Windows 10 installation. The problem started occurring after I upgraded to an SSD from an HDD. (I used EaseUS to copy my Windows installation on the HDD ...
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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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Accidentally deleted a section on One-note, how can I get it back?

So I did this assignment on one-note three weeks ago and accidentally erased it today. I looked through backed up files but it was not there. What do I do?
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How to fix Windows Backup Error Code 0x8078015B

I'm trying to setup Windows Backup to backup my laptop to a network attached storage drive. The backup runs for about an hour an then fails giving error code 0x8078015B. When I checked the windows ...
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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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Restore From File History after Windows 10 Format/Reinstall

I have been using Windows 10's File History to backup my files to a NAS I have at my house. Yesterday I formatted and reinstalled Windows to get a fresh start on the machine. I was hoping to just be ...
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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 can I preserve the WSL linux environment while doing a Windows 10 system “reset?”

This post mentions simply restoring the WSL directory partially restored WSL, but with some functionality issues. This post gives generic information for how to back up and recover a linux ...
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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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“the VSS service is shutting down due to idle timeout” event ID: 8224

I wrote a backup solution in VC++ that takes snapshots and backs up files and directories from the volume snapshot. Since Monday, the machine(windows server 2008) seems to be rebooting everytime the ...
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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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Create a Virtual Machine as a backup

I am a Software Developer. I have a Windows tablet, which has a lot of stuff configured for my learning e.g. .NET, IIS, Java, GlassFish etc. I have backed up all of my data, however it would be a ...
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Windows Action Center notification icon says Backup in Progress when no backup is occurring

How can I get Windows Action Center's little flag in the notification area to stop saying "Backup In Progress" on Windows 8? It's driving me nuts. I disabled the Windows Backup service completely and ...