Re: Vista's Backup
I keep all data (files that I produce or stuff I store) under a single
I would like to be able to:
a) keep a backup of this data folder with everything in it.
b) keep a backup of my system and program stuff (and yes, that includes user
profiles, system files etc.)
so that, if disaster should hit, I could restore both and live happily as
before, or even restore my data on a different machine altogether.
That's what I am doing now with Acronis and I had no problem figuring out
how. With Vista Backup, I am still wondering.
Besides, I need more control over what gets backed up than "pictures, music,
videos..." I need to be able to select explicitly folders and files. And I
don't necessarily want to schedule the task. I want to run it at my
convenience (after connecting my external storage device used for this
To me, Vista Backup is pretty useless.
"Ken D." <KenD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I do understand what is not backed up. I haven's had a chance to proof a
> backup yet but I read somewhere it is covers any file type that Vista
> recognizes. It does not back up executibles, user profiles, system files,
> anything on a FAT drive. The Backup Computer option creates an image file
> the form of xml & .vhd files and gets everything.
> Ken D.
> "Jerry" wrote:
>> > File Backup shadow copies files, folders and settings system wide in a
>> > zip
>> > format.
>> Did you understand WHICH files, folders and settings?