Hack Backup to back up specific folder tree?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by John Hupp, Jun 7, 2007.

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    John Hupp Guest

    I see that the Vista Backup Wizard is remarkably non-configurable. File
    types can be selected, but beyond that you can only choose to back up
    selected file types on additional partitions, since the active Windows
    partition is mandatory.

    This is a very blunt instrument which produces much, MUCH larger and broader
    data backups than we want. I am rather disgusted with it. For our
    purposes, this utility is a step backwards (except for some partial DVD
    support -- partial since it only works with blank DVD's).

    Is there any sort of a hack that would restrict the backup selection to the
    user folders?

    Or has anyone looked at getting XP's NTBACKUP running under Vista?

    --John Hupp
    John Hupp, Jun 7, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    A Google search on the last question will get you the info.
    Rock, Jun 8, 2007
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    Neil Harley Guest

    The backup application shipping with Vista is pants isn't it? There's no
    other way to put it really ;-)

    I see there is a utility to restore files from NTBackup-created backups:


    Petri has a page which shows how to copy the files required from XP to
    allow you to use NTBackup under Vista.



    I use Second Copy from http://www.secondcopy.com and have done for a
    number of years now. It means spending another $29.95 but it is a
    powerful application and is money well spent imo.

    Neil Harley, Jun 8, 2007
  4. John Hupp

    John Hupp Guest

    Thanks, Neil, I'm breathing easier already, despite the pants-load of stuff
    we're discussing. I'm delighted to see that someone has worked out the
    procedure for using NTBACKUP.
    John Hupp, Jun 8, 2007
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