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Backup using Win7 method in win10


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#1 les123

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 03:57 PM

In a widows7 backup how long should it take if the size of the backup is approx. 150Gb.

It has been running for 24 hours and is at 40% complete.

Is snail pace normal.

The target is a usb2 external HDD.  Would it be quicker simply doing a copy and paste?

Is backup creating its own complexity?

Thanks


Edited by hamluis, 11 February 2018 - 04:36 PM.
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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:22 PM

I've done 35GB in about 40minutes but this was not using Windows backup feature. 24 hours and only 40% seem excessive. The backup feature in Windows 10 has been deprecated. You would be better off using something like Easeus Todo Backup Free that allows you do to disk image backups as well as file/folder backups. They can be done on a schedule and Easeus also allows for incremental/differential backups.

 

https://www.easeus.com/backup-software/tb-free.html

 

Edit: I believe the part that Windows 10 deprecated was the full disk backup tool. Are you using File History? I would still go with something like Easeus.


Edited by JohnC_21, 11 February 2018 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:26 PM

Second the recommendation for EaseUS To Do Backup Free.

 

Microsoft has been very clear in its technical documentation releases that the Windows built in backup is being deprecated and that users would be well-advised to choose a replacement for it now.  Although the built-in works (or did in general) it was never the best backup method anyway.


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#4 les123

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:26 PM

Thanks, Guys.  Your advice is taken.






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