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Recovery Point Set backups: (Entire drive Image backup)

4) Trying to understand Recovery Point Set backups:  (Entire drive Image backup)

Is my understanding correct: The  Base Point files created with the initial backup create an image of the  drive as it existed at  a given point in time.  When run daily all subsequent  backups are Incremental backups record any changes in the contents of that drive since the backup of the prior day based on the original Base Point.  TO minimize the danger of having a corrupted incremental file, I’ve set my schedule up to create a new Recovery Point Base on a “weekly” basis on Sunday Evenings (Using the Backup Time Screen (Custom Weekly option).   I’ve placed a limit on the maximum number of recovery point sets to 4 which will conserve space on my external hard drive.  Anything wrong here?

 

Current Ghost Settings:

Computer Drive Backup

Drives and backup destinations:

                 (C:\) to [Maxtor External Backup Drive]\Norton Backups\C_Drive002.v2i

 

Start a new recovery point set (base):

                At 5:00 PM every Sunday, starting 10/16/2009

                Next run time: 10/18/2009 5:00 PM

 

Scheduled backup time:

                At 7:00 PM every day, starting 10/13/2009

                Next run time: 10/16/2009 7:00 PM

 

Event triggers:

                [  ] Any user logs on to the computer

                [  ] Any user logs off from the computer (Not at Shutdown or Restart)

                [  ] Application is installed

                [  ] Application is launched

                [  ] Data added to the drive exceeds:

                [  ] Maxtor OneTouch button is pressed

 

Options:

                Backup name: My Computer Backup

                Compression level: Standard

                [X] Verify recovery points after creation

                Recovery point set limit: 4

                Consolidate incrementals: Never

                [  ] Search engine support

                [X] Prepend computer name to backup data file names

                [  ] Save backup files to a unique subfolder

                Description: Drive backup created by Easy Setup.

 

Advanced options:

                [  ] Use password

                Encryption level: None

                Max file size: None

                [  ] Ignore bad sectors during copy

                [  ] Disable SmartSector copying

                [  ] Perform full VSS backup

 

Command files:

                Before data capture: None

                After data capture: None

                After recovery point creation: None

 

Offsite Copy:     Disabled

 

Restore Anyware is not enabled for this recovery point

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Kudos0

Re: Recovery Point Set backups: (Entire drive Image backup)

4) Trying to understand Recovery Point Set backups:  (Entire drive Image backup)

Is my understanding correct: The  Base Point files created with the initial backup create an image of the  drive as it existed at  a given point in time.  When run daily all subsequent  backups are Incremental backups record any changes in the contents of that drive since the backup of the prior day based on the original Base Point.  TO minimize the danger of having a corrupted incremental file, I’ve set my schedule up to create a new Recovery Point Base on a “weekly” basis on Sunday Evenings (Using the Backup Time Screen (Custom Weekly option).   I’ve placed a limit on the maximum number of recovery point sets to 4 which will conserve space on my external hard drive.  Anything wrong here?

 

Current Ghost Settings:

Computer Drive Backup

Drives and backup destinations:

                 (C:\) to [Maxtor External Backup Drive]\Norton Backups\C_Drive002.v2i

 

Start a new recovery point set (base):

                At 5:00 PM every Sunday, starting 10/16/2009

                Next run time: 10/18/2009 5:00 PM

 

Scheduled backup time:

                At 7:00 PM every day, starting 10/13/2009

                Next run time: 10/16/2009 7:00 PM

 

Event triggers:

                [  ] Any user logs on to the computer

                [  ] Any user logs off from the computer (Not at Shutdown or Restart)

                [  ] Application is installed

                [  ] Application is launched

                [  ] Data added to the drive exceeds:

                [  ] Maxtor OneTouch button is pressed

 

Options:

                Backup name: My Computer Backup

                Compression level: Standard

                [X] Verify recovery points after creation

                Recovery point set limit: 4

                Consolidate incrementals: Never

                [  ] Search engine support

                [X] Prepend computer name to backup data file names

                [  ] Save backup files to a unique subfolder

                Description: Drive backup created by Easy Setup.

 

Advanced options:

                [  ] Use password

                Encryption level: None

                Max file size: None

                [  ] Ignore bad sectors during copy

                [  ] Disable SmartSector copying

                [  ] Perform full VSS backup

 

Command files:

                Before data capture: None

                After data capture: None

                After recovery point creation: None

 

Offsite Copy:     Disabled

 

Restore Anyware is not enabled for this recovery point

Accepted Solution
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Recovery Point Set backups: (Entire drive Image backup)

Hi ynotadlog,

I think you have configured the options correctly as per your needs. Norton Ghost is all set to create recovery points.

--Vinod

Kudos0

Re: Recovery Point Set backups: (Entire drive Image backup)

Thanks for verifying my understanding of how to configure the program properly. One last question on this topic, in the options the option to Prepend computer name 65to backup data file names" has been checked.  I've searched quite a while but can't find the place where this option is selected or  unselected. Please direct me to the proper screen.  Thanks
Kudos0

Re: Recovery Point Set backups: (Entire drive Image backup)

It is under Task Menu, select Options, then General tab.

Allen

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64 bit, 32 GB * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32* Ghost 15 * IE 9, Firefox, Safari. Test laptop with W7 Home Premium 64 bit * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32
Kudos0

Re: Recovery Point Set backups: (Entire drive Image backup)

Thanks for your help. Problems solved.

TG

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