Windows 10: NO Excuse for NOT taking backups (Laptop done in 8 mins)

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  1.    20 Nov 2017 #1

    NO Excuse for NOT taking backups (Laptop done in 8 mins)


    Hi folks

    Just another post telling people they should ALWAYS take backups
    Just did an average laptop backup with a fair amount of programs (Office suite, photoshop etc) with Macrium to external HDD.

    Entire thing only took 8 mins.

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    At these sorts of speeds it should be a matter of course to take one regularly.

    Incidentally - also far better to restore also a clean OS from a good backup if you get an infected machine rather than take maybe several hours using typical A/V cleansing stuff !!!! Of course ensure the backup is CLEAN though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    20 Nov 2017 #2

    8 mins for 60 GB means you have a pretty fast pc,and presumably ssds.

    I take about 15 mins for a mid range laptop with only 30GB backing up to an hdd.

    2GB per minute is more realistic for average pcs.

    Real problem is many keep all data on C drive and have hundreds of GB.
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  3. Posts : 1,250
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       20 Nov 2017 #3

    Just timed mine (using AOMEI) at 2 mins and 25 seconds for a full backup. It reports a transfer rate of around 210Mbit/s which works out correct. 145 seconds total run time at 210Mb/s would be 30Gb. My used space is actually around 27Gb which allows for the couple of seconds to initiate and finalise the run.

    I have around 18 programs installed and over 15000 indexed files.

    As Jimbo says:

    NO Excuse for NOT taking backups

    :)

    Edit... this is a Dell laptop with just 4Gb RAM
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  4. Posts : 2,499
    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       20 Nov 2017 #4

    I have terabytes but I also sleep so backup overnight,

    Aomei gives me a 1.6Tb, (compressed), in a file backup for data and 72GB, (compressed), for the system, ( This includes a lightroom catalogue of 30,000 images on SSD for speed of access (around 34GB) actual image files are part of data backup around 700GB )

    System backup takes about 20 Mins to an External drive via USB3, Data backup takes around 4-5 hours to same drive
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  5.    20 Nov 2017 #5

    While my backups take far longer, I'm still happy when it comes time to restore :)
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  6. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit (1803)
       20 Nov 2017 #6

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi folks

    Just another post telling people they should ALWAYS take backups
    Just did an average laptop backup with a fair amount of programs (Office suite, photoshop etc) with Macrium to external HDD.

    Entire thing only took 8 mins.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    At these sorts of speeds it should be a matter of course to take one regularly.

    Incidentally - also far better to restore also a clean OS from a good backup if you get an infected machine rather than take maybe several hours using typical A/V cleansing stuff !!!! Of course ensure the backup is CLEAN though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Does the backup time include verification?
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    Windows 10
       20 Nov 2017 #7

    I use the same here and it takes around 2 hours, not 8 mins. I/O is 450 Mb/s a limitation of the Storage medium/hardware used the next limit upwards in the system is the 1 Gb/s Network Card and components.
    Those 3 Gb/s are fantasy speeds to most users.
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  •    21 Nov 2017 #8

    Helmut said: View Post
    I use the same here and it takes around 2 hours, not 8 mins. I/O is 450 Mb/s a limitation of the Storage medium/hardware used the next limit upwards in the system is the 1 Gb/s Network Card and components.
    Those 3 Gb/s are fantasy speeds to most users.
    Hi there.

    should be fine if laptop OS is on an SSD and backup is to USB3--->sata connector connected to another SSD (external).

    Same backup took around 40 mins when running to external USB3 HDD.

    Took around 1 hr 10 when running to an old laptop HDD (1 TB 2.5 inch) connected by SATA==>USB2 connector.

    Shows that poor or sluggish I/O is much more problematical of poor computer performance than willy nilly upgrading processor or RAM -- even today people often spend a fortune on hardware but scrimp on DISKS using hideously slow ones.

    BTW Macrium R7 -couldn't get it to work --kept getting unspecified error. R6 working just fine so will stay with that until R7 has been out longer.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  •    22 Nov 2017 #9

    In the end, speed is not determinig factor but reliability. For those on slower pcs/drives use of differential backups is a good way to speed things up. On really fast systems, just full backups is adequate.
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  •    22 Nov 2017 #10

    NO Excuse for NOT taking backups (Laptop done in 8 mins)


    I use Macrium. Image full backup once a month-200gb. I run incrementals daily. Both run unattended from Task Scheduler. Recently updated to 512gb I7 SSD laptop. Now full backup takes 40 min vs 2 hours with old laptop. Incrementals take from 15 to 90 seconds vs 15 to 30 minutes. Have 5tb external as backup media.
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