Win10 "File History" - include with Carbonite backup or not? Solved

  1. MoxieMomma's Avatar
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       18 Jul 2016 #1

    Win10 "File History" - include with Carbonite backup or not?

    Hi, all:

    In addition to local, offline backups/images to USB EHDs, I also use Carbonite, with unlimited storage capacity.
    And, since I have a 2 TB HDD data drive, I have Win10 File History enabled (a feature new to me in Win10).

    Carbonite is set to back up all the native data files on the D:\ drive.

    My question: is it worth the extra bandwidth and storage space to let Carbonite back up the "File History" folder, too?
    (It's essentially a backup of a backup.)

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  2. MoxieMomma's Avatar
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       18 Jul 2016 #2


    FWIW Carbonite does NOT recommend including the "FileHistory" folder in their backup.

    Rationale: Including it could create VSS conflicts/issues, by having Carbonite and the FileHistory app working to backup the same file (simultaneously). It could cause Carbonite to stall or glitch.

    So, I have removed that folder from the Carbonite backup and will just have Carbonite back up the native data files.

    I thought I would post the information for anyone else who might be interested.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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