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  1. #1


    GG Guest

    vista backup

    so vista backup no longer supports selective backup without the system
    drive?

    I don't want to backup the system drive with windwos backup. I have my own
    licensed image software to do that.
    I just to to backup some files/folders quickly


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  2. #2


    Rob Talley Guest

    Re: vista backup

    On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:52:40 -0700, "GG" <GG@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >so vista backup no longer supports selective backup without the system
    >drive?
    >
    >I don't want to backup the system drive with windwos backup. I have my own
    >licensed image software to do that.
    >I just to to backup some files/folders quickly
    If your licensed image software is Acronis, it will do that.

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  3. #3


    DaveD Guest

    Re: vista backup

    I wrote my own backup .com file, using the XCOPY command, with its /d switch
    to back up only changed files.
    It's not pretty, but it works exactly as I want.

    Be careful to use the /exclude switch too, if you're backing up your
    Documents folder, or you'll end up in a loop, as there are hidden recursive
    links there.
    Do a HELP XCOPY for the complete details.

    Here's an example (U is my backup USB drive):

    ***
    XCOPY C:\Users\Dave U:\Dave /d/s/c/i/h/r/k/o/y
    /exclude:C:\Users\Dave\Documents\BackupExclude.txt
    ***

    and here's the conents of my BackupExclude.txt file:

    ***
    C:\Users\Dave\ntuser
    C:\Users\Dave\AppData\

    C:\Users\Dave\Application Data
    C:\Users\Dave\Cookies
    C:\Users\Dave\Local Settings
    C:\Users\Dave\My Documents
    C:\Users\Dave\NetHood
    C:\Users\Dave\PrintHood
    C:\Users\Dave\Recent
    C:\Users\Dave\SendTo
    C:\Users\Dave\Start Menu
    C:\Users\Dave\Templates

    C:\Users\Dave\Documents\My Music
    C:\Users\Dave\Documents\My Pictures
    C:\Users\Dave\Documents\My Videos
    ***

    "GG" <GG@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8C4CB33D-B171-4A6F-9612-5FA024F3093C@xxxxxx

    > so vista backup no longer supports selective backup without the system
    > drive?
    >
    > I don't want to backup the system drive with windwos backup. I have my own
    > licensed image software to do that.
    > I just to to backup some files/folders quickly

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gary G. Little Guest

    Re: vista backup

    Storagecraft.com and look for ShadowProtect Desktop.

    --
    The personal opinion of
    Gary G. Little

    "GG" <GG@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8C4CB33D-B171-4A6F-9612-5FA024F3093C@xxxxxx

    > so vista backup no longer supports selective backup without the system
    > drive?
    >
    > I don't want to backup the system drive with windwos backup. I have my own
    > licensed image software to do that.
    > I just to to backup some files/folders quickly

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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