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Backup - Where Is It?


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#16 Bone Idol

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:53 PM

When the backup Wizard window is open, it's asking you for the backup type, destination and name. (Shown in your screen shot)

Are you entering something from the drop down menu? In Choose a Place to Save Your Backup



What more can I do?

It asks: "Choose a place to save your backups:" - I chose "D:\" (save to a blank disc)

" Type a name for the backups" - I do.

I then hit 'NEXT' - and I get this pop-up.

I really don't understand why making a backup of what one has on the hard drive involves any sort of complication. You would think that such a task would be very basic and simple, and not involve much more than a couple of clicks of the mouse.

It shouldn't involve me having to download five A4 foolscap pages of instructions which go absolutely nowhere.

Bloody pathetic.

I can't do more than follow their prompts.

Edited by Bone Idol, 04 August 2007 - 08:09 PM.


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#17 TMacK

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:08 PM

Think BC members who use it will disagree...including myself.
That was based on only two reviews and one of those reviewers has made several nasty product reviews.

If you don't need a total image backup, the Windows Backup works okay too.
Just remember that you'll spend a bit of time getting all the Windows updates along with updating everything else. But at least you'll have the the bare essentials backed up. That's a lot more than most most!

Have you looked at the tutorial How to backup and restore your data using Cobian Backup.

*Just read your post*

Before you can save the backup to disc, you have to save it to file on your HD.

i.e. Save it to a folder called Backup August 3,2007 in My Documents.
Then copy that folder onto a CD/DVD.
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#18 Bone Idol

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:20 PM

Brilliant! Thanks TMack - this looks quite hopeful.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:08 PM

Why am I not surprised it all fell into a heap?

Back to the drawing board.


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Posted 05 August 2007 - 12:10 AM

The "Error While Checking for New Versions" in the log is probably a firewall issue.
You can try checking for updates via the Cobian website.

The FAQ section of the Cobian site should answer a few questions for you.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 12:33 AM

Thanks TMacK - I've read all those questions in the FAQ, and there's nothing there that refers to the problem of me getting error messages.

This problem with 'updates' and 'new versions' - why don't they just make a copy of what I have on my hard drive. Cobian should let me worry about updates and new versions. All I want them to do is to copy what I've got.

Sheesh. It's not rocket science.

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:15 PM

I'm having a try with DriveImage XML again to backup my hard drive. After running it for 2 hours, the 'time left' said 6 hours. That it needs a full 8 hours to backup my hard drive seems a bit excessive. There's nothing else I can do with the computer until this 8 hour marathon is finished. I've decided to cancel it now and run it overnight.

Does that sound right that it takes a full 8 hours to backup a HDD? How many hours, and how many discs will I need to burn this to medium?

http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm

Edited by Bone Idol, 05 August 2007 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:04 AM

Interesting, considering the first time, it took only an hour.
FYI, Acronis takes about 14 minutes.

Disc space is based on MB. If your first backup was done correctly, it would have barely squeezed onto one CD.

Have you figured out just what to do with this raw data?
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 12:17 AM

The time difference is because this time I opted for 'Split large files' instead of 'Compressed'.

You telling me that Acronis takes only 14 minutes means that something is wrong that DriveImage XML takes all of 8 hours to backup my C:\ drive. I'll have to put this on hold until I know why.

I was hoping to backup to My Documents and then save it to disc using CopyTo DVD.

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