Need Home Backup Solution with Description of Each backup

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by TheBear, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. TheBear

    TheBear Registered Member

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    Is there a home backup solution that allows you to add a description to the backup and them be able to browse the backup files and easily see the text in each description so you can know which backup you want to restore?
     
  2. askmark

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    Macrium Reflect allows you to set a comment prior to creating a backup. This comment is then visible when browsing backups in the restore tab. One thing you can't do is add a comment to an existing backup.
     
  3. ArchiveX

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    +1 for Macrium Reflect :thumb:
     
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  5. Robin A.

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    Keep a manual log of your backups. Software independent. I´ve done it for years.
     
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    I do that all the time with Drive Snapshot. This is very easy to accomplish in DS (with sufficient space for full commentary) before the backup process is started. Then DS (in Windows) displays those comments for review before the restore process is started.
     
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  8. Keatah

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    Manual log works with all backup programs.
     
  9. TheBear

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    Thanks for the reply's. I got help from IFW tech support and was able to access the description information in the IFW restore list of backups.
     
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    :D :argh: :thumb:
     
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  12. Brian K

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    TheBear,

    You don't even have to open IFW to read the Description. This batch file works. Substitute your image filename and path.

    Code:
    @echo off
    CD /d %~dp0
    set path=C:\Program Files (x86)\TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Suite
    imagew /l /all /f:"I:\Tera\OS\ttt.TBI" >> output.txt
    
    :: run as admin
     
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