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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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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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Windows 7 Backup to Network Drive - Error 0x80070003, 0x80070057

I am trying to use Windows Backup using a network drive location as my backup destination. Some essential stats: The desktop is a Win7 machine and network drive is running Win Server 2012 R2. I have ...
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Any reason to not put the Windows OS user app data folder on a separate drive/partition?

I currently have 2 hard drives on my Windows 7 PC. Windows OS and Software on an SSD drive Data on a regular 1tb drive I now have to replace my SSD drive as it died however I also have another 2nd ...
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How to choose timing of backup for File History?

I am setting up a backup of my Windows 10 machine using File History. My work policy is that all machines have to be turned off every night, so the backup has to be timed during the working day, and I'...
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Centralized backup management solution

I’m looking for a solution that allows me to manage my clients’ backups from a centralized server in my office. The scenario is the following: Management Server: Installed in my Office Network is ...
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How to backup Windows 10 to a remote server through SSH?

I have a laptop that I would like to backup to my home NAS even when outside my home network. How can I configure the native Windows 10 backup tool to send data to my NAS, which is accessible only ...
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How to copy the hard-disk (>1 partitions, bootloader, & MBR/GPT included) towards smaller hard-disk?

After a full Windows factory settings reset, I have a laptop with multiple partitions and a freshly installed Windows 8 on an 500GB hard-disk. I need to make a fully recoverable hard-disk image/copy/...
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Offsite back ups between office and home - home being the offsite location

I'm wondering if VPN is the best solution and if so, where do I start, bit of a network novice! Main office location: 4 PCs on a ring network, all windows 7. Connected to a BT hub thing, fixed IP ...
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Backup up a computer at a specific point

I understand the concept of backing up files, but lets say I love my computer setup the way it is right now, driver settings, desktop background, shortcuts. Everything is just humming nicely. And then ...
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Backup and Restore using too much space

I'm on Windows 10 and using Backup and Restore. I'm not storing any system Images, but instead backing up files and folders. Following instructions on another post here, I completely wiped my earlier ...
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“Backup size” is bigger than the disk to be backed up

Summary: I'm trying to back up a 1TB drive. The "backup size" is 1.2 TB. Huh? I'm trying to back up a terabyte drive that's only about 16% full. This is the first time I've run "Backup and Restore (...
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How can I free up space in the System Reserved partition

I'm trying to create a system image backup of my Windows 7 64bit syste, however I only have 35MB free in my 100MB System Reserved partition and I need a minimum of 50MB (error code 0x80780119) I've ...
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Create Windows 10 Backup TimeMachine like [closed]

Is it possible to create a Backup with Windows 10 that behaves like Apple's Time Machine Backup system? I know Windows 10 has some new Backup features but I am not familiar with them. I usually use ...
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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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In Windows 10, is there a way to display the time remaining when backing up files?

Question: When using File History to back up my files in Windows 10 (or 8/8.1) is there a way to display how much time is remaining until the backup completes? Or any display of progress what so ever? ...
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What causes backup in Windows Vista to cancel itself?

I've been having backup nightmares a lot lately. Using the standard Windows Vista backup software. For ages I've been trying to get an initial backup to DVD to run successfully. Previously it had ...
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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 displays a partition of internal drive as a removable drive

I have a drive with three partitions: C: and G: and a hidden recovery partition. Windows recognizes the G: partition as a removable drive (judging by the icon). When I try to use the built-in backup ...
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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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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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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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How to restore most recent versions of all backed up files?

I have a thumb drive with a Windows backup archive and I want to restore this backup to a new machine. It seems that I have to select a backup date in order to restore files, but it only shows files ...
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Backup windows 8.1 and restore in windows 10

I shall be doing a clean install of window 8.1 on my laptop and then upgrading it to latest Windows 10. I want to take backup of all my win 8.1 data and then restore it into windows 10. Is there any ...
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Windows 10 Image Backup

I have a PC that has a 500 GB internal SSD system letter C Drive, an old internal 120 GB SDD letter P drive, a 1-TB internal letter D drive and an external 1 TB letter G drive. I'd like to backup just ...
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What if I take backup and than do partition of drive (shrink and allocate to new one)?

I just bought a Lenovo G-50-80 series laptop having Windows 10 and there are inbuilt two partition of drive exist C: D: I have taken backup of the OS using NTFS by lenovo's provided ...
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Bitlocker, the manufacturer partitions and NTFS

I have just bought this Probook 450 G2 with Freedos. Initially there was two manufacturer partitions, each about 8 GB, one for HP documents and the second for something else. I deleted the one about ...
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Why is backup and restore suffixed with “(Windows 7)” in my Windows 10?

The back up and restore feature in Windows 10 is suffixed with the text "(Windows 7)". Is this just because it's the same system that was available in Windows 7, or does it suggest some specific link /...
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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 do/...
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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 OS....
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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 space,...
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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 on ...
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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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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 functional....
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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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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 ...