basic backup scenerio setup

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basic backup scenerio setup

Postby philbibm » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:15 am

I use to research this stuff myself but I can see I may need help in not screwing up something this important that I don't plan on testing and there seems to be more settings I am unfamiliar with from the BING imaging program.

I have 225g SATA drive and I want to do a simple home backup where I can drop in a new drive of possibly different size etc. and restore back to working windows xp installation with data.

I have a dos partition, swap file partition and xp OS partition and data partition. I will back up all but the data partition once in a while and data more so.

The settings for the backup are a little baffling. It appears from a backup I've done that the OS bios is ok but maybe I want to set it to direct. Anyway these questions pop up for each setting I try to figure out, so I would appreciate a little hand holding here. I want it fast backing up and easy to restore to a new drive on crash scenerios. I'm saving my partinfo data so I can partition a new drive but maybe I don't even need that with the new IFD.

Even a link to something already addressed like this would be ok.

TIA
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Re: basic backup scenerio setup

Postby philbibm » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:49 pm

it appears all the defaults should be best except.
I should:
for BIBM select Use Source Host Geometry
for IFD select bios direct and file direct

but I'm still looking at the docs so I'll appreciate any advise
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Re: basic backup scenerio setup

Postby TeraByte Support » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:27 pm

For the different device selections in IFD, see
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=356

You'd just do an entire drive backup to backup everything, then if you want
just the data, just back that up. When you restore, restore the entire
drive then the last data (although you could do one by one, you'd just have
to ensure you do everything in the correct order, boot partition first with
set active/restore first track, then if different, OS with update boot.ini
and update boot partition, then your data partition). If the target will
every be smaller, ensure you see
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=554



"philbibm" wrote in message news:2001@public.image...

I use to research this stuff myself but I can see I may need help in not
screwing up something this important that I don't plan on testing and there
seems to be more settings I am unfamiliar with from the BING imaging
program.

I have 225g SATA drive and I want to do a simple home backup where I can
drop in a new drive of possibly different size etc. and restore back to
working windows xp installation with data.

I have a dos partition, swap file partition and xp OS partition and data
partition. I will back up all but the data partition once in a while and
data more so.

The settings for the backup are a little baffling. It appears from a backup
I've done that the OS bios is ok but maybe I want to set it to direct.
Anyway these questions pop up for each setting I try to figure out, so I
would appreciate a little hand holding here. I want it fast backing up and
easy to restore to a new drive on crash scenerios. I'm saving my partinfo
data so I can partition a new drive but maybe I don't even need that with
the new IFD.

Even a link to something already addressed like this would be ok.

TIA

TeraByte Support
 
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