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Vista Backups

sincky

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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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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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System One

  • CPU
    pair of Intel E5430 quad core 2.66 GHz Xeons
    Motherboard
    Supermicro X7DWA-N server board
    Memory
    16GB DDR667
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS 640 MB video card
    Hard Drives
    SAS RAID

solonfox

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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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johngalt

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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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified3
    Memory
    3 * 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Calssified (PhysX)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST1500DL001 1.5 TB SATA II
    PSU
    ThermalTake BlackWidow 850W
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    180 Mbit down / 15 Mbit up
    Other Info
    3 VMs built off IP 14971:
    UUP disabled / single VHD | UUP disabled / dual VHDs with moved \User Tree | UUP enabled / single VHD

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