New Drive Snapshot build released.

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Aaron Here, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. EASTER

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    New version available (Digital Signature: March 11, 2019)
    Drive Snapshot (x86) 1.46.0.18205 - (418.096 bytes)
    Drive Snapshot (x64) 1.46.0.18204 - (420.144 bytes)
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    New version available (Digital Signature: April 2, 2019)
    Drive Snapshot (x86) 1.46.0.18210 - (418.096 bytes)
    Drive Snapshot (x64) 1.46.0.18211 - (420.144 bytes)
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    Nice-Thanks @mood
    DS is been rock solid for this camp since Windows 98SE->XP->now 8.1
     
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    You're welcome :)
     
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    Above verrsions replaced with 1.46.0.18213 and 1.46.0.18214
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    Drivesnapshot1_46_0_18213_x86.exe                418096 2019-04-03 13:45
    Drivesnapshot1_46_0_18214_x64.exe                420144 2019-04-03 13:45
    
     
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    I would really love to know how to do scheduled backups to external drive and how to restore computer from nackup with usb key?Thks
     
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    Is Drive Snapshot very reliable in Windows 10?

    What restore media do you use?
    It wants to make a diskette. I can put that on CD/USB, but there must be a better way.
     
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  10. Hadron

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    I am giving Drive Snapshot a try. I am doing a backup. By default, it only selects a single partition on my operating system C drive and doesn't select the System Reserved or the Recovery Partition.

    01 - Snapshot Default.jpg

    If I select them all, then press next, I get some obscure message that I have selected multiple partitions, and I must specify $DISK in the output file name.

    02 - Snapshot 3 Partitions.jpg 03 - Snapshot File Name Error.jpg

    If I continue, I get the message that HD1:1 and HD1:3 are not supported by the Volume Shadow Copy Service.

    04 - Volume Shadow Error.jpg

    So, how do I image my entire operating system drive, including all partitions to a single image file?
     
  11. Brian K

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    Hadron,

    Forget the diskette. It is DOS. Use a WinPE for restoring images. Not DOS as it is clunky and slow. If using a 64-bit WinPE, use snapshot64.exe.
     
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    You mean just boot into windows recovery or a recovery disc or USB or create something else?
     
  13. Brian K

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    You can't. You get a single image for each partition. I assume you put 0 in "Maximum image single file size" to prevent splitting the image.

    Multiple images aren't a problem when it comes to restore time. They restore as one. You don't have to individually restore each partition.
     
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    I don't follow that. You said you can't, but then you said put a 0 to prevent splitting.
     
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    The splitting refers to the partition images. eg an image could be 20 GB or 1 GB twenty times.
     
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    DS works fine for MBR or UEFI systems. You can use the GUI or a command line for backups and restores.
     
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    OK. What about the $DISK errors and HD1:1 and HD1:3 are not supported by the Volume Shadow Copy Service?



    I've made a Windows 10 v1903 WinPE Boot Disk (x64) ISO.
     
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    VSS. That just means they aren't NTFS Windows partitions. They don't need to be locked by VSS. Probably DS is doing the locking. All OK.

    What was the $DISK error? If your intended filename was hadron.sna it will be changed to hadron_$DISK.sna. But the actual image files created will be hadron_C.sna, hadron_D.sna, etc.

    Edit... I saw the same errors the first time but not with the second backup. The first backup restored OK.
     
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    So, all those cryptic messages are OK, then?
    Thanks, Brian. :thumb:
     
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    Just two other things..... I think.
    Do you ever check the box, "Test Image After Backup"? What does it do?
    Because it will be 3 images from what I have just learnt from you.


    Also, where is SuperDuperBackup.BAT to be found?
     
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  21. Brian K

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    You can even use a Win10 UFD or your Macrium or TBWinRE UFD.
     
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    "Test Image After Backup" is a Validate. I rarely use it.

    No idea but it's likely to be for DOS.
     
  23. Hadron

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    Cool stuff.
    I was just reading this.
    So, many options, by the looks of it.
     
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  25. Brian K

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    OK. It looks like it is in c:/programs/snapshot/SuperDuperBackup.BAT.

    But you and I probably don't have DS installed.

    A full disk backup (use your drive letters)...

    Code:
    snapshot64.exe HD1:* "D:\DS_backup\$DISK.sna" -Go -R -o -L0
    You still get an image for each partition.
     
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