How long does backup take?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Frank, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Frank

    Frank Guest

    When writing this, I have spent over one hour trying to backup my files and
    folders (not the complete system) under Vista Business, and the green
    progress bar only shows under half done, and doesn't seem to be moving at

    Please could anyone tell me if it is common for backup taking such a long
    time? Other than my picture and music libraries (less than 1 GB each), my
    system does not contain too much documents. No heavy games or such like.

    Thanks for your help.
    Frank, Dec 29, 2007
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  2. Frank

    Frank Guest

    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm backing up to a CD-RW device.
    Frank, Dec 29, 2007
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    John Hanley Guest

    I gave up on using CD's or DVD's for my backup destination; it took far too
    long, required lots of attention [changing disks, etc], and almost always
    produced errors. I bought an external USB hard drive for $60 and it was
    good money spent for my backup destination.
    John Hanley, Dec 30, 2007
  4. Frank

    Jonno Guest

    It depends on what youre going to backup.
    A large hard drive can seem to take for ever. Also what program you are
    going to use to back up.
    Ghost or True Image appear to be the best these days, and yes also large
    USB hard drive seems to be the way to go.

    Jonno, Jan 1, 2008
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