Incremental back up - ok so I'm confused

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by penandme, May 29, 2010.

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  1. penandme

    penandme Registered Member

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    Hi
    I backed up the boot drive with v 9.0, build 5541 about 4 weeks ago to another drive and would like to do an incremental back up now. I looked in the options and cant work out how to do it,
    Can you tell me the best way please....thx
     
  2. SIW2

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    Hi,

    If you made a full backup image ( archive ) of the partitions\drive, you can make a DIFFERENTIAL partition backup using the differential backup wizard, point to the original image (archive ) as the base.


    If you made a file backup, you can make an INCREMENTAL file backup , using the original file backup as the base.

    Hope it helps.
     
  3. penandme

    penandme Registered Member

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    Thx for the reply

    I tried including the original archive db but the Add button is ghosted so I cant proceed.
     
  4. penandme

    penandme Registered Member

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    I should have mentioned that it was a full image backup of a boot partition that I am trying to update.
     
  5. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    That's because you are trying to do an incremental file backup onto a partition image backup. Can't be done.


    You need to make a file backup first. Then you can do an incremental file backup using the original file backup as the base.


    If you want to update a partition/drive image backup, then use the Differentail backup wizard, not the Incremental backup wizard.

    Hope it helps.
     
  6. PatG

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    IMO, doing the differential PARTITION backup is light years faster than the FILE backup. Using an FULL archive partition backup then doing a differential later takes about 20/22 min. However, doing the FILE backup took me almost 1½ hours. Drove me crazy and we're only talking 17gb. Will only do the diff backup in the future. Just my opinion....
     
  7. SIW2

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    Yes PAT , same for me.

    I never really bother with file backups per se. If I get a vital document/email - I just copy it somewhere safe immediately.

    Frequent partition imaging is preferable imo. That assumes you have kept the partitions small, of course.
     
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