Vista Backups

  1.    11 Jun 2008 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2008
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    Vista business 32bit
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    Vista Backups

    I have searched over the forums about the Vista backup and I can't find the answer I'm looking for. I want to use the backup app that came with Vista business, however I'm not into wizards. I know what I want backed up, but I don't know how to get rid of the wizard. I either do a full backup or incimental. I don't want either. Is there a way to have it work something like the backup in XP?
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  2.    11 Jun 2008 #2
    Join Date : May 2008
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    Vista x64 Ultimate
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    Re: Vista Backups

    I wish we had NT Backup. Backup and Restore removed tape drives. In Ultimate x64,

    Control Panel - Backup and Restore console allows backups of files and entire computer.
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  3.    11 Jun 2008 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2008
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    Vista Ultimate 32bit
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    Re: Vista Backups

    Vista includes robocopy a command line tool that replaces xcopy (xcopy is still there too). Using robocopy, you could do what you want.

    Start, key in 'cmd' and enter. At the cursor prompt key 'robocopy /?' to see the command line reference (key 'robocopy /? | more' to view one page at a time using the spacebar to advance to the next page).

    However, a command line tool probably isn't what you want. I recommend downloading the Robocopy GUI. See - Utility Spotlight: Robocopy GUI and download the code from there.

    It will probably do what you want.

    -solon fox
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  4.    11 Jun 2008 #4
    Join Date : May 2008
    3rd Rock
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Insider Preview build 14986
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    Re: Vista Backups

    Another option is to look into third party backup tools. A couple of really good ones are Cobian backup and DriveImageXL. Another option - if you have Seagate drives, then you can download their backup tool, which is a watered down version of Acronis True Image.
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