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Windows 8.1 image backup completes too quick.

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8.1 image backup completes too quick.


    Hi

    I have 3 partitions on my main boot drive. XP SP3, win 8.1 32 bit and win 8.1 64 bit. I ran system image backup in the 64 bit version at 7pm and it took an hour to back up these 3 partitions to another hard drive on my system.

    I made some changes to the 64 bit OS so decided to update the image, and ran from the file history window with the same 3 partitions, this time it only took half an hour. I was given an overwrite warning but the last drive to be imaged the 32 bit win 8 seemed to complete very quickly.

    If the partition hasn't changed will system image skip it and not overwrite the partition image? I notice there are 3 60gb files on the backup hard disk presumably each partition. I even checked the backup log to confirm the first took one hour and second only took half an hour. Using the get items command for wbadmin it says all three partitions are available for bare metal recovery. Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Pretty sure it will only update what it needs to since your last backup if you use the history option so won't take near as long. Especially if you didn't change much. Nothing like running it the first time. I'm assuming you didn't change much, if anything, on the 32 bit 8.
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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Further investigation from the command line which gives a more verbose output when backing up shows that the current partition I was running it from (x64) which is 42 gb flew by. The command line option took half an hour too. Belt and braces I have used Macrium Free to do another image, which took an hour and a half. So its strange, the partition at the end of the disk (x64) seemed to go up in large percentage steps whereas the other two (both 60gb) seemed to go up in 2% steps.
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