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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JS, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. JS

    JS Flightless Bird

    Greetings,
    XP Pro, I have tried to backup to an ext hd thru the wizard and with
    run...ntbackup.exe..etc.. and both ways, it freezes when I start backup.
    What do you suggest?
    Thanks,
    JS
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    haven't done an ntbackup
    in a while because I use
    disk imaging.

    however, what you might
    try to do is to create the
    backup file on the hard
    drive.

    then copy the archive
    over to the external disk.

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    >
    >


    "JS" <sivwrong@fred.com> wrote in message news:-OqpHgo#2KHA.4332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Greetings,
    > XP Pro, I have tried to backup to an ext hd thru the wizard and with run...ntbackup.exe..etc.. and both ways, it freezes when I
    > start backup. What do you suggest?
    > Thanks,
    > JS
    >
     
  3. JS

    JS Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your reply,
    I tried backing up to C: drive (is that what you meant?) but everytime I hit
    the "Backup start" the backup window freezes. How else can I copy to the ext
    hd?
    JS
    "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    news:07BFA77A-70BE-434C-8FAB-E179C6B8AE84@microsoft.com...
    > haven't done an ntbackup
    > in a while because I use
    > disk imaging.
    >
    > however, what you might
    > try to do is to create the
    > backup file on the hard
    > drive.
    >
    > then copy the archive
    > over to the external disk.
    >
    > --
    >
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    > - Systems Analyst
    > - Database Developer
    > - Accountancy
    > - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    > - Microsoft Partner
    > - @hotmail.com
    > ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >
    >>
    >>

    >
    > "JS" <sivwrong@fred.com> wrote in message
    > news:-OqpHgo#2KHA.4332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Greetings,
    >> XP Pro, I have tried to backup to an ext hd thru the wizard and with
    >> run...ntbackup.exe..etc.. and both ways, it freezes when I start backup.
    >> What do you suggest?
    >> Thanks,
    >> JS
    >>
     
  4. db

    db Flightless Bird

    what you might want
    to consider is to use
    a more reliable method
    for backing up.

    it is known as disk imaging.

    look into the programs
    called driveimagexml
    and barts pe.

    with dixml you can create
    images of your disk in cd
    size files then you can copy
    them over to the ext drive.

    my suggestion is to create
    a folder on the hard disk
    called DiskImages

    then with the program
    create the image files into
    the folder above.

    you can then copy that folder
    to the ext disk.

    nextly use barts pe to create
    a bootable cd.

    the bootable cd will give you
    access to the hard disk in the
    event of file system failure.

    you can also copy the drive
    image program onto the
    barts pe disk and also install
    the driveimagexml plug-in
    into barts pe.

    I'm sure the above methods
    are completely new to you.

    however, you can practice with
    the above to gain a better
    understanding of this
    methodology.


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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >


    "JS" <sivright@nospamultravision.net> wrote in message
    news:7D2F927B-32CD-48CC-BD98-933B25AA7307@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for your reply,
    > I tried backing up to C: drive (is that what you meant?) but everytime I
    > hit the "Backup start" the backup window freezes. How else can I copy to
    > the ext hd?
    > JS
    > "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    > news:07BFA77A-70BE-434C-8FAB-E179C6B8AE84@microsoft.com...
    >> haven't done an ntbackup
    >> in a while because I use
    >> disk imaging.
    >>
    >> however, what you might
    >> try to do is to create the
    >> backup file on the hard
    >> drive.
    >>
    >> then copy the archive
    >> over to the external disk.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    >> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >> - Systems Analyst
    >> - Database Developer
    >> - Accountancy
    >> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    >> - Microsoft Partner
    >> - @hotmail.com
    >> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> "JS" <sivwrong@fred.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OqpHgo#2KHA.4332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Greetings,
    >>> XP Pro, I have tried to backup to an ext hd thru the wizard and with
    >>> run...ntbackup.exe..etc.. and both ways, it freezes when I start backup.
    >>> What do you suggest?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> JS
    >>>

    >
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:-OqpHgo%232KHA.4332@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    JS <sivwrong@fred.com> typed:
    > Greetings,
    > XP Pro, I have tried to backup to an ext hd thru the wizard
    > and with run...ntbackup.exe..etc.. and both ways, it
    > freezes when I start backup. What do you suggest?
    > Thanks,
    > JS


    Have you given it, say, over two minutes to come out of the
    "freeze"? It might just be too busy to service the screen or
    keyboard.
    I also had ntbackup freeze on me once because of a specific
    file corruption in a file I was tring to back up. But in that
    case there was an error message that identified the file
    before the freeze happened. Are you getting an error message
    at all?

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     

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