I have a problem that I wondered if others have experience of and that I am keen not to repeat. (I was doing a clean vista reinstall and am wanting to save complete pc backups at different stages to give me different options of when to revert to).
I used a vista complete pc backup that I had recently made to "reinstall" vista ultimate. I have drive C main drive running vista of which I had made the backup, plus D drive a 2nd internal hard drive on which I had a complete backup of C. I also had an external hard drive on which I had another complete backup of C on too. I opted to use the backup from D but left external hard-drive named FREEECOM attached.
Then after I had completed the restoring of the backup to C from the backup on D; I was astonished to find that the external hard drive had been wiped clean completley - and it was now named LACIE which is the name of my other external hard drive - I think LACIE may have been attached when the oringinal backup of C had been done onto D, though it had info on it.
I was not aware at any point of having the option of formatting/deleting data from the external hard drive during the restoration of the backup. Has anyone else experienced this? I couldn't find info about it. I might in future want to create a complete pc backup onto an external hard disc and use it to restore; do you think it might then wipe out my 2nd internal (D) drive?
Incidentally I had difficulty locating the correct date - one of my two backup images had been done twice in quick succession (within one 24 hours period) - I had difficulty spotting an option to choose the earlier of the two which is what I would have preferred.
Thanks so much for any advice - much appreciated, Nicola-Pickle
Edited by Nicola-Pickle, 04 March 2009 - 06:00 PM.