ifw scheduling: run hourly incrementals..how?

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  1. zfactor

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    wanting to do this with ifw. i have figured out how to make a bootable win7 pe disc with ifw which is one step closer to me using this as a main solution. im kinda lost on the scheduling though with and how to do a setup similar to what i can with shadow protect. im way more able to afford ifw but i really like the user ease of use that cones with sp. can anyone chime in on how to do a main on one day of he week then set up hourly incrementals for a set time for the other days i need? is there a way to do this without making a bunch of tasks? or maybe run them from a single one

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  2. Brian K

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    zfactor,

    Open Properties of your scheduled task
    Schedule tab
    Daily
    Start time 0001
    Advanced
    End Date 2012 (say)
    Repeat task
    Every 60 minutes
    etc

    There are a few choices I don't understand. Let me know how it works out.

    PS.... IFW does differentials, not incrementals.
     
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    thank you ill try this though is there a way to specify it not to run on say sunday and monday?

    and it does not do incrementals how fast does it normally run differentials would you guess for maybe 30gb or so of data? im working with a test system before deciding if this will work in the application its needed for. is there normally any more impact on the system from this during normal use?

    and i assume i need 2 tasks. one for the full on a set day and another for the incrementals correct?
     
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    Differentials may slow a computer. They don't slow mine.

    I've always been intrigued about continuous incrementals. Do you keep data files in your OS partition? Is this why you need frequent image backups?
     
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    my wife schedules her clients all day and she needs the hourly backups or even 30 min ones. this way she will not loose the clients that make appointments if the system ever went down since the last backup. i mean she could deal with an hour or so but not a whole day with sp she uses the continuous incrementals and the image manager and it folds them down..
     
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    Thanks. That makes sense. I don't keep data files in my OS partition so those appointments would be in my D: drive and would be backed up frequently by my data backup software. I don't image non OS partitions.

    We all have our favourite methods.
     
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    if i dont keep it simple with her she will never do it. so i have to find a good medium between reliable and keeping it simple without her interaction. the program she uses (from cmj designs) will not allow the data file to be on a separate drive for whatever reason and i have verified this with the software company. it can and does create its own backups to the d drive in a zip formate when opening or closing it but not in between (imo pretty stupid for a program that costs over 1000$) so while it will do its own backups its really a pain to open and close it all day to do so lol..i just hate the lic'ing method of sp and we have 3 pc's in her location so 80$ a pop is a bit much imo. i only am using sp on the main system currently and i really want to get all three going with backups. the main system does update from the other 2 and visa versa. but id still like a quick easy way to simply do a restore on those if they go down even being networked.
     
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    That is more complex than I expected.

    If it helps, doing restores over the network is easy with IFL.
     
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