What to do during backup????

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by max0071, Nov 18, 2006.

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  1. max0071

    max0071 Registered Member

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    I do a full backup (image) of my C:, everything resides their.

    The question is do most of you guys use your computer during a full backup or do you let the backup progress without using your computer?

    I just watch the magic bar as it moves and feel that if I use my computer for other tasks that I will confuse ATI.

    Opinions and comments are much appreciated.
     
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    I don't shut anything like AV, network, email, firewall, etc off but I usually don't do anything else. I have on occassion checked some websites.

    I usually startup TI and do something else, bathroom break, coffee etc. Other times I just watch.

    I don't recall posts saying that TI getting confused because work continued on the PC is a problem.
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I almost always do back ups from Recovery CD's That way windows is inert.
    I just feel more comfortable that way.
     
  4. foghorne

    foghorne Registered Member

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    My backups all kick off after I have hit the sack.

    F.
     
  5. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    I just continue to use the computer. Internet, play games, burn DVDs.
     
  6. CatFan432

    CatFan432 Registered Member

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    I avoid doing anything that might change a data file until the image is done. Once the validation process starts I go back to normal use.
     
  7. Ralphie

    Ralphie Registered Member

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    I also do not like to tempt fate: I use the Rescue CD and go do something else - non computer related.
     
  8. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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    I agree with all those who back up and then do nothing - but isn't it strange - we trust ATI to restore complete systems - many use Defragmentation programs that work in auto mode - and resizing parititions is not a scary as it once was- and yet I can not convince myself that its ok to carry on working once a back up has started. I work with a number of machines so I tell myself its ok I can work on something else. It rarely takes more than 5 to 10 minutes to back up a system drive and a bit longer for data so again I argue that the time lost is not important. But the truth is I just don't want to take any unnecessary risks.
     
  9. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello max0071,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Please take a look at this previous post describing how Acronis True Image technology works.

    Thank you.
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    Aleksandr Isakov
     
  10. Xpilot

    Xpilot Registered Member

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    My backups are scheduled to run at lunchtime. When I get back the job is done.

    Xpilot
     
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