Posted 01 October 2007 - 04:21 AM
First time post, I thought I'd just jump right in :D ...
I have read the guide on Vista Backup, and I have a few questions...
1. Is there a way to backup just 'system state'
(The intention being that one could restore a pc to its current operating state minus the 'user files' )
2. Is there a way to just select a directory for backup?
(At present all I'm using is a self written batch file to backup certain folders of my choice from 1 hdd to another - automated via task scheduler... in that respect - the system state backup is the real issue at present)
Essentially, I'm happy with NTBACKUP.exe (for all its quirks), I use it in Windows Server 2003 and it seems ideal, however, it seems Vista has scrapped this, in favour of this rather infuriating tool!
(How big would you expect a system state backup excluding 'user files' to be - vista claimed it could be up to 72gb - which seemed rather weighty to me?! - I don't have a huge amount of apps installed - Office 2007, SQL, etc nothing major...)