Re: Vista Incremental Backup
Thanks John, that figures.
I wonder if I'd get the same problem using an alternative backup program,
like Acronis? If not, what are they doing that's cleverer than Microsoft?
Also, I didn't get this problem with XP, so I wonder is it the anti-virus
that's changed (I had to move from F-Secure to Norton because F-Secure wasn't
compatible with Vista) or is Vista just less clever than XP (sigh)
"John Hanley" wrote:
> I have read that most if not all files get frequently and slightly modified
> by the antivirus program(s) thus creating a 'changed' file that gets
> included in the incremental backup.
> "Aardvark" <Aardvark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > The Microsoft Vista backup is supposed to have an 'incremental' facility
> > (new
> > and modified files). There is a complex algorithm to determine whether a
> > full
> > or partial backup is required.
> > Why isn't it working?
> > "Quaoar" wrote:
> >> Aardvark wrote:
> >> > Using the automated Vista files backup I am getting very large
> >> > backups - 50Gb
> >> > - weekly. It should only be backing up new files and files that have
> >> > changed. Why is it backing up files that have not changed for years? I
> >> > have
> >> > seen several other posts on discussion forums but no explanation or
> >> > solution.
> >> > I am running Vista Ultimate 32-bit and am up-to-date on hotfixes.
> >> Get a backup program, like Acronis, that will allow incremental backups.
> >> Q