Re: Issues with Backup and Restore Center in Vista Professional
To expound on john's reply - "Complete backup" e.g. full backup does not
provide for folder or ffile seletion - only the drive- the backup is
created as a "VHD" - virtual hard drive which can be "mounted" and
Individual folder/files restored.
File backups are in "ZIP" format and can be opened by any of the zip
utilites such as WinZip - in addition to the normal restore option.
"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi John, thanks for your question.
> 1. Either or. I should be able to see a tree view of all my fixed disks
> select which folders I want backed up. I see just disk drives and I
> select or deselect any files or folders in them.
> 2) You can choose either to back up D: or not to backup D:. I can't tell
> to only backup D:\Data (as an example, if all my data was in a directory
> Data on the D Drive, unless I am missing an option somewhere, but I looked
> the help files and nothing about selective backups.
> Backup destinations are fixed USB disks.
> Eric Levinson
> "John Hanley" wrote:
>> 1. Are you talking about backing up files or trying to do a Full System
>> 2. What do you mean by "selected full disks"?
>> 3. What is your backup destination; e.g. is it an external hard drive,
>> it CD'S, etc.?
>> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I am a relatively experienced user with Windows.
>> > I have two issues with this product:
>> > 1) Is there any way to do a selective backup? It appears you can only
>> > backup selected full disks.
>> > 2) I receive errors "File backup failed. The error is: The process
>> > cannot
>> > access the file because it is being used by another process.
>> > (0x80070020)."
>> > There doesn't seem to be any information regarding which file this is.
>> > I
>> > searched on "Backup Log" but there were no hits. The Backup and
>> > Restore
>> > center has no "View Log" and to me it is severely brain damaged if it
>> > can't
>> > tell me which file it cannot access. There are also no hits on MS site
>> > regarding what this message means and what file it is referring to.
>> > --
>> > Eric Levinson