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Having Troubles with Drive SNAPSHOT!


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Hello Guys, here again with a little problem.
I tried to backup my whole system disks C: and D: but everytime a try to do it it shows me an error here some images+explanations

Program Used: Drive SnapShot

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Here on this picture shows how many disks i have right, so now when i select my disks C: & D: it will not let me back up them
the reason why goes here on the second image:
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Here is where i select where to save my backup which i selected my disk F: its an external hard drive 1TB
then i wrote my password to store it with my backup so i press START COPY and here shows the thirs problem :
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Now as u can see there's been going some kinda problem in fact everytime i try to START COPY it shows me that filename error
i can't do more i just tired trying to backup my system with this Tool so i will appreciate is some of u guys download this Tool and try to do it so if u can do the backup without having troubles then my system might need some fix but i will really appreciate if u can explain me how to do a good backup of my system using this Tool if what i just did is wrong of course.

Thank u! Have a wonderful day. :)

Edited by brady1988, 09 March 2009 - 06:22 PM.

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does anyone can help me please? :)
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your "c" drive and "d" drive seem to be on the same DISK...but different partitions....did you not read the error message? change the backup destination file name to "$disk" (without quotes) and it will run the backup...then you'll get a file named "C.SNA" and one named "D.SNA"...OR back up both partitions separately instead of at the same time
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is ti a good idea to backup each disk by seperated?
what about when i want to restore my system will it work normally without troubles?
but im gonna try what u said man i appreciate it, thx ill tell u later how was it.
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if it backs up correctly with the file name change...then it's kind of irellevant to back up seperately....as it's basically going to do that...run two backup jobs...one for each partition

as for the restore...it shouldn't make a difference since it's creating two individual files....if you want to restore D you restore from the D file....same with C
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alright i tried what u just told me to but it didnt work i dont get it what do u mean with this :

change the backup destination file name to "$disk" (without quotes) and it will run the backup


i mean i dont know where is that so i can change the name now do u mean here :
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can u tell me how to do it guide me with that image so i can understand u better pls otherwise explain me with more details cuz i havent done a backup before so please. now what i would like to do is backup both of my disks C and D in one image(backup) right so thats what i need to do but if this is not possible then tell me the other way to do it by separate thank u! :)

and one more thing what is that thing called networkbootdiskette here the image:

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Edited by brady1988, 10 March 2009 - 01:28 PM.

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....where you're putting the file name (the f:\computer stuff\my backup) put $disk instead of networkbootdiskette
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so u want me to write $disk in there right ?
and then i press save ? now if that is correct can i do the same thing but saving it in a different disk lets say in my external hard drive im pretty sure it will work right ?
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you should be able to save it anywhere other than the disk that you're copying
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like i said everytime i do that shows me that error can u explain me better about what i asked u please u didnt answer my last post. thank u!
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HEY NO! i got it i know how it works man thank u!
but now i have a extra question for ya what would u recommend me make a backup of my system with my shadow user activated or u want to deactivate it ? what would be better? :) shadow user is like deep freezer .

Edited by brady1988, 10 March 2009 - 04:22 PM.

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