Re. Saving and restoring Outlook files

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by MKairys, Oct 26, 2005.

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  1. MKairys

    MKairys Registered Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    I thought I'd start a new thread to continue this discussion:

    I tried doing a file/folder backup of the folder in which I have my Outlook PST files, while Outlook was running, and then restoring the files (while Outlook was not running) and seeing if they looked okay. For a little comparison I tried the backup operation with NT Backup as well. I am using TI9 2289.

    I have two files, Outlook.pst at 46 MB and Archive.pst at 523 MB, total 569 MB. To back them up took TI 38 sec. and gave me a 283 MB tib file.

    It took NT Backup 62 sec. from the time I said "go"; that must have included some time thinking about it first, because its log reported the time as 37 sec. Note however the resulting bkf file is not compressed; for an apples-to-apples comparison I added a Zip operation which took an additional 51 sec. and gave me a 267 MB zip file.

    I then shut down Outlook and restored the files to the same location. TI complained because I had an Explorer window open to the destination but gave me the option to retry; then it went ahead.

    The resulting files looked fine when I re-opened Outlook using them. As far as I poked around, all the subfolders had the same number of messages as before; and Outlook exited without crashing or complaining (a pst file that is even mildly screwed up will often cause Outlook to crash on exit).

    So I'd say it works...
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello MKairys,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please accept my apologies for the delay with the response.

    Sharing your experience is very much appreciated.

    If you have any further experience to share, please feel free to post it on this forum.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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