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Backing up to the same file.


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#1 GlennMc7

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:26 PM

When making a back up will it simply backup over the same backup over and over or will it be a new backup as in backup 1 2 3 and 4 until the drive is full.

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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

It can do both; I recommend having a couple of OS partitions, a couple of Data partitions, at the least, on external media.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:16 PM

The previous post it correct and it depends on the backup solution and how it's set up. For example, Windows Server Backup (which is similar to Windows Backup in Windows 7) will overwrite the backup every time it backs up unless you make a specific script. Then there's other backup solutions that will make backups for each day then remove the oldest. Again, it really depends on what you use and how you set it up.






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