XP-PRO's Back-Up Program


R

Romeo

Can anyone tell me if XP's Back-Up program is efficient? I have seen where
people have "thought" they had a back-up and something was wrong with it.

Also, Can this back-up program be accomplished to an external NTFS drive
rather than the A drive that I recall?

Thank you in advance and if anyone has any special pointers I would be
grateful.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MONEYPIT
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell XPS720
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2400 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 1/3/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"
User Name MONEYPIT\Karen
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.08 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.94 GB
Page File Space 4.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 
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C

Colin Barnhorst

If you are looking to back up everything ntbackup is not the program to use.
It is not a full-featured backup program. It is not as efficient as
third-party solutions. Consider a much better backup solution like Acronis
True Image. It is not expensive.
 
D

Daave

Romeo said:
Can anyone tell me if XP's Back-Up program is efficient? I have seen
where people have "thought" they had a back-up and something was
wrong with it.

Also, Can this back-up program be accomplished to an external NTFS
drive rather than the A drive that I recall?

If *all* you're interested in is regularly backing up files to an
external source (such as an external NTFS drive), then NTBACKUP will
work fine. If you're interested in backing *everything* up, I would
recommend imaging software such as Acronis True Image. Sure, you *could*
try using NTBACKUP and also back up the System State and use a floppy,
etc., but that's a pain! Seriously, use something like Acronis.
 
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H

Holz

recommend imaging software such as Acronis True Image. Sure, you
*could* try using NTBACKUP and also back up the System State and use a
floppy, etc., but that's a pain! Seriously, use something like Acronis.

I second that.
 

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