Drive Backup 10 - Backup Image Options ?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by JosephB, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. JosephB

    JosephB Registered Member

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    1. Should the Win XP - "OS auxiliary files" be backed up when backing up an image of the system partition ?
    ... What are the reccommendations and advantages/disadvantges of backing them up or not ?

    2. What about the option of "archives - do not backup archive files stored in archive library" ?
    ..... Should the archives be backed up or not ?
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    Hi Joseph,

    Pagefile and Hiberfile are recreated at boot up, so there is no point in imaging them.

    If you have an archive on the drive you are imaging - you need to decide if you want to include that in the backup image.
     
  3. JosephB

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    I that what is meant by 'archive library' ? I thought maybe it referred to some system file in the C:\program files\Paragon directories ??
     
  4. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Hello JosephB,

    What that option really does is avoid backing up files that are Paragon's archives. You may have previous archives stored on the same partition you are backing up, so the program will ignore files with certain extensions (PBF, PFI, .000, etc).

    Essentially, what it's trying to avoid is doing a backup of a backup.
     
  5. JosephB

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    Thanks. Makes sense now.
     
  6. xygor

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    Tommy, does it really not back up files with those extensions or does it not backup the specific files listed in the archive? It seems dangerous to base the exclusion on an extension only.
     
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