Why this nagging about snapshot storage location?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by E-Buzz, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. E-Buzz

    E-Buzz Registered Member

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    I dont have an USB harddrive on my system, and therefore consistently disabled the function to take automatic snapshots. But every single Windows startup Paragon B&R 10 build 9105 keeps asking for an USB backup location even though it is disabled. Annoying, to say the least. Can this message be turned off?

    EDIT: I forgot to mention another "feature" that not makes me happy. Why is a directory created (in my case on the system disk) called "archdb", and why is it recreated every time i delete it? It contains two small files, one .ref and one .ptl file.
     
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  2. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Sounds like the system backup feature is enabled and demanding the external hard drive. To disable: Start > Run > "msconfig" > System tab > uncheck "dbhagent".

    The folder archdb and its files is the library file to keep track of your archive list. You'll noticed after any successful backup with Backup & Recovery, the archive is listed inside of "Archive" tab, that entry is written in the ptl file.
     
  3. alternety

    alternety Registered Member

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    Re: the ptl file. Is it necessary during a recovery? If so, should it not be stored where the user decides to store it (like the backup drive)?
     
  4. SIW2

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    I don't think you need it for recovering a single image. Without it, Paragon won't automatically know where the image is, or list it under the archives view tab. You will need to browse for the image.
     
  5. E-Buzz

    E-Buzz Registered Member

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    Yes Tommy, the dbhagent were running despite the fact i´ve disabled automatic snapshot. Could we possibly have the option later on to chose where we want to store the .ptl and .ref files? Im not to keen of having obtrusive directories created in my system root, Why not put the files in the same directory as the main backup files?
     
  6. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    I believe we moved the folder so it's globally shared amongst similar Paragon products. So if you ran a backup with DB 9, it also appears in the DB 10 archive list. You could always hide the folder.
     
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