Dilemma - Scheduling Image Backup And Shadow Defender

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  1. huntnyc

    huntnyc Registered Member

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    I run Shadow Defender to shadow my C drive leaving data partitions unshadowed and I also run SP 3.3 for images of both system drive (manually imaged when unshadows) and data drives (scheduled images when in shadow mode on C). Problem - SP stores schedule information in registry which is normal but my machine when rebooted is restored back to earlier state including registry so SP thinks it did not run a schedule when it did and launches the imaging of data partitions on restart which I usually cancel if I think of it.

    Dilemma - I want to run my shadow program but I love convenience of scheduled images working reliably and as expected. What do you do in these instances? If I decide not to run SD, I will install an AV again. But, if I run SD, I might have to give up scheduled backups. Thanks for your input.

    Gary
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Gary

    What kind of backup schedule, and how often do you come out of shadowmode.

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    Pete,

    Thanks. I come out of Shadow mode to update Vista, probably twice a wekk and to update other software programs when necessary.

    My backup runs my E drive daily with critical docs - uses incrementals 1 full and 5 incrementals.

    Another schedule runs E F G and H aprtitions containing various data once a week full backups on Saturdays. It is this job that SP launches on Sundays even if I don't come out of shadow mode after rebooting when I take my laptop on the road to work. Thanks again.

    Gary
     
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    Not sure I have a real answer. Any reason you can't leave the machine out of shadow mode, except when on line, and when you aren't keep it off the net, especially the laptop?
     
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    huntnyc Registered Member

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    Will consider that Pete but since it is my working machine also, I am online for hours each day with it so I might have to dump my schedule and use my calendar app to remind me of when to do images but I don't like that much eaither. So will give it more thought and thanks.

    Gary
     
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