Image Backup In Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by D. Spencer Hines, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. After the user has backedup up his entire C: Drive to an external HDD using
    Vista can he then go to that image backup, look at individual files and
    folders, open them up -- then copy both files and folders individually, at
    will, to some other drive, including the C: drive from which they were
    backed up?

    Thank you.

    DSH
     
    D. Spencer Hines, Mar 4, 2007
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  2. Recte:

    After the user has backed-up his entire C:\ Drive to an external HDD using
    Vista can he then go to that image backup, look at individual files and
    folders, open them up -- then copy both files and folders individually, at
    will, to some other drive, including the C:\ drive from which they were
    originally backed up?

    Thank you.

    DSH
     
    D. Spencer Hines, Mar 4, 2007
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  3. D. Spencer Hines

    JP Guest

    This functionality is not built into Complete PC Backup or Vista.
    However, if you have Windows Virtual PC/Server installed on a computer,
    you can use the tools that come with it to look into the .vhd file created
    by Complete PC backup. Virtual PC/Server use the same file format as
    Complete PC Backup.
     
    JP, Mar 4, 2007
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  4. D. Spencer Hines

    mikeyhsd Guest

    why don't you post your vista questions in a vista news group.
    weren't you were the one complaining about wanting a special vista ultimate news group.

    @sport.rr.com

    After the user has backedup up his entire C: Drive to an external HDD using
    Vista can he then go to that image backup, look at individual files and
    folders, open them up -- then copy both files and folders individually, at
    will, to some other drive, including the C: drive from which they were
    backed up?

    Thank you.

    DSH
     
    mikeyhsd, Mar 4, 2007
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  5. It's FAR, FAR easier just to buy Acronis TrueImage 10.0 -- which has all
    those capabilities built in.

    So why would one want to buy Vista in order to get a piece of Backup
    CRIPPLEWARE?

    In essence, you are screwed because you either have to backup the entire
    disc -- perhaps to the SAME machine, with Vista -- when you may just want to
    pull out a single file or folder.

    "Complete PC Backup" is clearly NOT Complete.

    UNSAT.

    DSH
     
    D. Spencer Hines, Mar 5, 2007
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  6. D. Spencer Hines

    DP Guest

    He did.
    why don't you post your vista questions in a vista news group.
     
    DP, Mar 5, 2007
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  7. D. Spencer Hines

    Justin Guest

    As usual you are "attacking" a feature because it doesn't do what it WAS NOT
    designed to do.

    There is NO reason to EVER go to that backup for that reason. Do you know
    what shadow copy is? It's what Apple ripped from Windows 2003 Server and
    called it Time Machine. Well, it's in the same versions of Vista that comes
    with Complete PC Backup.

    All you have to do is right-click the file or folder, go to properties and
    revert back to whatever version of the file you want.

    If you deleted a file then perform this action on the folder and you'll see
    your deleted file.

    Once again, you failed to prove your point of there being no reason for
    Vista. The only thing you have, once again, proven is your complete
    ignorance of Vista. Go read a book on Vista before you make any more
    foolish attacks.

    Actually come up with something viable and REAL. Like how Windows Mail is
    buggy when it comes to IMAP connections.
     
    Justin, Mar 5, 2007
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  8. D. Spencer Hines

    Justin Guest

    He also posted to a Vista group. He's cross posting like a mad man. He's
    doing it for a reason.

    He tries to come up with attacks for Vista features by asking questions
    about Vista he THINKS can't be answered. He then tries to launch his loaded
    question into a campaign to slam Vista and how there is no need to upgrade
    from XP to Vista.

    He wants the XP NG to read this campaign.

    However, like all his other BS campaigns they are for not and have no merit.



    why don't you post your vista questions in a vista news group.
    weren't you were the one complaining about wanting a special vista ultimate
    news group.

    @sport.rr.com
    After the user has backedup up his entire C: Drive to an external HDD using
    Vista can he then go to that image backup, look at individual files and
    folders, open them up -- then copy both files and folders individually, at
    will, to some other drive, including the C: drive from which they were
    backed up?

    Thank you.

    DSH
     
    Justin, Mar 5, 2007
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  9. I want to be able to go DIRECTLY to the backup slice and pull out individual
    files and folders to look at, copy and transfer -- without having to store
    ANYTHING on my internal HDD.

    I don't give a tinker's dam about saving multiple copies of the same file in
    various stages of editing.

    I want to be able to call up that capability from ANOTHER computer that has
    my USB2 external Iomega HDD attached to it -- with NO involvement by my
    computer -- which we can assume has crashed in this scenario. TrueImage can
    easily be put on THAT computer too, temporarily -- if it is not already
    installed and is requisite.

    So far as has been reported, I can do that with Acronis TrueImage Home 10.0,
    which cost me a mere $50. I also have many other built-in capabilities
    including VERY SMART, well-structured Wizards in TrueImage.

    I can currently do all that in XP with TrueImage as far as I know.

    NOW, let's knock off the weasel-wording, red-herring throwing, beating about
    the bush and other stalling and diversion tactics by some of the perky PFK's
    here.

    Straight Answers Only Desired...

    One poster here, "JP", straightforwardly and honestly said Vista "Complete
    PC Backup" does NOT have those capabilities.
    But I don't have _Windows Virtual PC/Server_ installed and have NO INTENTION
    of installing it and using some jury-rigged klutzy interface. I already
    have an EXCELLENT INTERFACE with Acronis TrueImage 10.0, and multiple
    sophisticated capabilities. It's also very FAST. I can backup a GB in
    about one minute.

    Why on earth would I want to go to something more primitive and
    complicated -- involving some NEW software on the computer that will have
    crashed in this scenario?

    So:

    Game Time:

    Can I do what I describe above with Vista or not -- if so, with which
    versions?

    No CRIPPLEWARE Desired.

    Thank you kindly.

    DSH

    Lux et Veritas et Libertas
     
    D. Spencer Hines, Mar 5, 2007
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    CZ Guest

    CZ, Mar 5, 2007
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  11. D. Spencer Hines

    Justin Guest

    You can do that with Shadow copy.
    Um...if your computer crashed then you need everything restored. Inventing
    a very specific need for a one file restore is pathetic. If you need such a
    specific and narrow need then you'll need third party software. So get
    TrueImage for Vista.
    If you find that viable then knock yourself out. But your computer crashed
    so instead of dicking around with this other computer just do what you need
    to get the first computer back up and running with Complete PC Backup.

    Wow, good for you. Now what about the other 20+ new Vista features.
    XP does NOT have those either. You have NO POINT.

    XP does NOT have those features
    Vista does NOT have those features

    So what? You need third party to get the specific feature you want. You
    are NOT proving that there is no need to upgrade to Vista.

    Like I said in my other post, your campaign is worthless!
    Nope and you can't do it with XP either. You need to install TrueImage for
    either XP or Vista to do that. Either way you need to spend "$50".
     
    Justin, Mar 5, 2007
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  12. D. Spencer Hines

    Justin Guest

    Ouch, he got ripped off! That sucks. :(
     
    Justin, Mar 5, 2007
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  13. Good Point!

    I have bought software from Amazon -- but I should buy more from them.

    Of course I simply downloaded TrueImage 10.0 directly from Acronis -- which
    was faster and less hassle.

    It would have taken several days to get it from Amazon and I needed it
    earlier.

    $13 for the speed advantage was worth it in this case.

    DSH

    <http://www.amazon.com/Acronis-True-...8642?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1173077217&sr=1-1>
     
    D. Spencer Hines, Mar 5, 2007
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  14. I told you the truth about yourself and you can't handle it. You're
    just trolling. You don't want any help and you obviously don't provide
    any help to anyone else. You are here only to bitch and whine. That
    makes you a troll. You're not half as smart as you pretend to be if
    you don't understand that's how your come across.
     
    Adam Albright, Mar 5, 2007
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  15. $35.00 download from Newegg. You still got screwed!

    mi
     
    miss-information, Mar 5, 2007
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