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vista backup

#1
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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R

Rob Talley

#2
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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DaveD

#3
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 Computer

G

Gary G. Little

#4
Storagecraft.com and look for ShadowProtect Desktop.

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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 Computer

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