"brink" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi PPG,
> Take a look at this tutorial on restoring a complete PC backup to see
> if it can help you. There may have been a step you overlooked
> somewhere. This shows you how to do it from booting from your Vista
> installation DVD.
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
> VISTA FORUMS X64 (\"HTTP://WWW.VISTAX64.COM/\")
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
That is a fabulous job, Shawn! Especially since the Vista backup has a
bare, inadequate amount of documentation.
Do you have any idea how to tell what has been backed up? I'm referring to
the directories in previous backup programs that show what is in the backup.
I know that suggests file backup, but I am mainly concerned with complete
For example, in complete backup, when my backup disk gets full, it's
supposed to delete the oldest backup(s) to make room for the new backup, but
it doesn't. The timeline turns red and says there is no room for the backup
on the device.
I tried to go into the backup device and delete the oldest dated files, but
I've tried it file by file until the backup is completely deleted and I
still get the red timeline. The only way I have found to fix it is to
format the drive!
Using the formatted drive, backup works again. But before the backup runs
it gives a description of the oldest backup on the device (August 31 in my
case) and the date of the last backup (which would be December something).
Now understand that I just got done formatting the disk, then restarted the
backup program which is now telling me that I have backups!
I don't know where it is getting this information, but since I formatted the
disk, I know all my old backups are gone. I sure would like to see some
better way of knowing what has been backed up--that I can trust.