MR7 Backups and Images


  1. Posts : 313
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       #1

    MR7 Backups and Images


    In MR7 what's the difference between the terms "backup" (create a backup) and "imaging" (create an image)? Seems like they point to the same process of creating an image (or images) for the purpose of backing up.
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  2. Posts : 2,487
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    I'd guess you are right........sounds like semantics to me. Assuming you mean backing up a Windows system as opposed to personal files.

    But----what specific menu choices are you referring to??? Where in the interface?
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  3. Posts : 17,371
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    ignatzatsonic said:
    But----what specific menu choices are you referring to??? Where in the interface?
    MR7 Backups and Images-capture.jpg

    A backup of Windows will contain images of several partitions. The backup is the routine, similar to batch file. The image is the actual file copy of the partitions specified by the backup.
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  4. Posts : 313
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       #4

    Yeah, what Navy said. Sounds right to me anyway.
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  5. Posts : 1,620
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    OP raised good points, made me wake up and think. To me, backup is more an umbrella of ideas, a collection of ideas, one of which is making a full image onto external media of a particular partition. Another idea under this umbrella is using robocopy to copy and paste desired data folders and files onto external media. One more idea -- making a clone of a whole HD onto a similar HD. Of course, there are many more ideas under the backup umbrella.
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  6. Posts : 1,620
    Windows 10 Home
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    ...and, we can add: collecting and storing drivers, saving permissions into a "permissions backup pot", making registry backups, and of course a golden oldie -- System Restore Points, four more ideas out of many possibilities.
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  7. Posts : 1,020
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    You forgot "File History" which is another form of backups (I know of many others but !) ? The problem lies with the entire computer industry, they are just in love with "Acronyms"
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  8. Posts : 1,620
    Windows 10 Home
       #8

    storageman, keep adding more ideas, let's have fun expanding this review! :)
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