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Windows Back up

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by Madengineer, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

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    Ok, so i just deleted a windows back up that my computer made, because it was giving me an error there was no room left :S this was on a 1tb HDD with other stuff. After i delete it, it shows me i have 160gb of free space....Is that normal for a windows back up to be soo large? :S
     
  2. Me_123

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    Anyone correct me if im wrong but i understand that the backup takes a backup of both the files and aswell creates a backup image doubling the amount of information.
    So if you are backing up a large amount of files that size would seem normal.
     
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    I thought it only backed up your OS :S so it would be easier then a complete reinstall......Cause i've also got like....8 games installed :D
     
  4. Me_123

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    Nah it does both, as far as i can tell the backup image just enables you to restore your computer to that point...and that would be why the backup is so large :p
    One of my computers hardly had any data on it when i did a backup and it still came up as like 80GB
     
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    Dam.....If its gonna do a back up like that, may aswell have a Raid Array set up :|
     
  6. Me_123

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    Yeh, but just found out you can actually select what you want to backup wether it be just certain folders or only a system image if that makes any difference?
     
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    hmm. will have to find that. I think its a full back up.
     
  8. fang_laluna

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    System image backup/file backup is different from windows restore point. In system image, system drive c: will be backed up. You can also specify other drive that you want to backup. Every time it will create a full backup of whatever is in the drive. You'd need windows repair disc/installer disc to do restore.

    File backup will backup specified folder/drive and it will only does full backup once. The next time the file backup run, it will only copy changes made since last backup.
     
  9. broccoli

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    I don't use Windows Backup, but with Acronis True Image, you can do an incremental image backup.
     

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