Saving a backup file


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W. eWatson

Back awhile ago I learned here how to remove a backup file, but now I
want to just put it on another HD. There doesn't seem to be away to do that.
 
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VanguardLH

W. eWatson said:
Back awhile ago I learned here how to remove a backup file, but now I
want to just put it on another HD. There doesn't seem to be away to
do that.
You can't copy a file? So what happens when you try?
 
W

W. eWatson

Does going back through the setup, offer you any options ?

http://www.dkszone.net/windows-7-backup-setup-scheduling-step-step-guide

Paul
I only see remove or delete as options for the list of backed up files.
There is no copy for a second drive, which is not part of the backup
restore process. It's just just a disk that I sometimes manually place
something of value there.

When I go to manage space, and then view the backup files one can only
delete a file. What I would like to do is copy a file to my "extra"
drive, and then delete the file. I'm sort of backing up the backup file
in case I need it. Meanwhile I'm clearing more space from the backup and
restore disk. Possibly I don't need to do this if a later file really
has the contents of the previous file. Dunno.
 
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charlie

Back awhile ago I learned here how to remove a backup file, but now I
want to just put it on another HD. There doesn't seem to be away to do
that.
What flavor of win 7 do you have?
 
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Paul

W. eWatson said:
I only see remove or delete as options for the list of backed up files.
There is no copy for a second drive, which is not part of the backup
restore process. It's just just a disk that I sometimes manually place
something of value there.

When I go to manage space, and then view the backup files one can only
delete a file. What I would like to do is copy a file to my "extra"
drive, and then delete the file. I'm sort of backing up the backup file
in case I need it. Meanwhile I'm clearing more space from the backup and
restore disk. Possibly I don't need to do this if a later file really
has the contents of the previous file. Dunno.
But if you walked through the setup process again, would you
get a chance to specify a different destination ? That was
my question.

The information used, has to be stored somewhere. If I had to
guess (based on how evil the staff at Microsoft are), it could be
stored in an .xml file somewhere. Since I don't have a regularly
scheduled backup defined here, I might not have that file.

Paul
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

W. eWatson said:
Home Premium.
Do I take it that this "backup file" is something other than just an
(albeit very large) file?
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Paul

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
Do I take it that this "backup file" is something other than just an
(albeit very large) file?
Example of what he's doing, backing up stuff.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/11/23/managing-backup-disk-space.aspx

The backup disk, can have multiple backup sets on it.

http://blogs.technet.com/blogfiles/filecab/windowslivewriter/managingbackupdiskspace_14148/clip_image006_thumb.jpg

Setup is described a bit here.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/10/31/learn-more-about-system-image-backup.aspx

*******
The set of four blogs is:

Protect your files and PC with Windows 7 Backup 23 Oct 2009
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/10/23/protect-your-files-and-pc-with-windows-7-backup.aspx

Learn more about system image backup 31 Oct 2009
(This is the second post in a blog series on backup and recovery offerings in Windows 7.)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/10/31/learn-more-about-system-image-backup.aspx

Recovering your files in Windows 7 11 Nov 2009
(This is the third post in a blog series on backup and recovery offerings in Windows 7.)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/11/12/recovering-your-files-in-windows-7.aspx

Managing backup disk space 22 Nov 2009
(This is the fourth post in a blog series on backup and recovery offerings in Windows 7.)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/11/23/managing-backup-disk-space.aspx

*******

I have a feeling there is an XML file somewhere, with the details of
the scheduled backup in it. The blog says, if you change targets for
the backup operation, the backup software does a "full" for the first
backup. So in terms of consistency, sets of full+incremental can't
span multiple disk drives at the very least. If you change targets,
it's like it starts over again.

If it had the notion of a "backup pool", maybe the behavior would be
different.

Paul
 
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Paul

J. P. Gilliver (John) said:
Do I take it that this "backup file" is something other than just an
(albeit very large) file?
Example of what he's doing, backing up stuff.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/11/23/managing-backup-disk-space.aspx

The backup disk, can have multiple backup sets on it.

http://blogs.technet.com/blogfiles/filecab/windowslivewriter/managingbackupdiskspace_14148/clip_image006_thumb.jpg

Setup is described a bit here.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/10/31/learn-more-about-system-image-backup.aspx

*******
The set of four blogs is:

Protect your files and PC with Windows 7 Backup 23 Oct 2009
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/10/23/protect-your-files-and-pc-with-windows-7-backup.aspx

Learn more about system image backup 31 Oct 2009
(This is the second post in a blog series on backup and recovery offerings in Windows 7.)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/10/31/learn-more-about-system-image-backup.aspx

Recovering your files in Windows 7 11 Nov 2009
(This is the third post in a blog series on backup and recovery offerings in Windows 7.)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/11/12/recovering-your-files-in-windows-7.aspx

Managing backup disk space 22 Nov 2009
(This is the fourth post in a blog series on backup and recovery offerings in Windows 7.)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/11/23/managing-backup-disk-space.aspx

*******

I have a feeling there is an XML file somewhere, with the details of
the scheduled backup in it. The blog says, if you change targets for
the backup operation, the backup software does a "full" for the first
backup. So in terms of consistency, sets of full+incremental can't
span multiple disk drives at the very least. If you change targets,
it's like it starts over again.

If it had the notion of a "backup pool", maybe the behavior would be
different.

Paul
 

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