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Windows 8.1 create image backup with DVD's

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    Windows 8.1 create image backup with DVD's


    wbAdmin start backup -backupTarget: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet Using this to create backup with mulitple DVD RW's,need to format so I went to disk management,right click on D drive,chose format option UDF 2.01,click ok,error message "quick format is not possible".I have been to many other forums where the same problem has occured with no useable solution.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thank You.

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    Backing up to optical media is risky, even when it seems to work. Usually takes 4, 5 or more discs and one of them may be defective in some way.

    You would be much better of to spend $60 and get a 1Tb USB 3.0- External Hard drive and use Macrium Reflect Free to make images backups of your system. Fast and safe.

    Good tutorial here: Imaging with free Macrium
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    You don't need to use commands or third-party programs for backup purposes There's an easy GUI feature hidden within Windows 8.1 called System Image Backup which can allegedly backup entire partitions; I've been using it for quite some time, but I can't remember if I've restored from it before, ...
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    The backup in Windows 8/8.1 is not as useful or user friendly as Macrium, Acronis or other 3rd party software. Macrium is free, why not use it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IW849 View Post
    You don't need to use commands or third-party programs for backup purposes There's an easy GUI feature hidden within Windows 8.1 called System Image Backup which can allegedly backup entire partitions; I've been using it for quite some time, but I can't remember if I've restored from it before, ...
    I have yet to hear from anyone who uses this feature with 8.1 and has actual first hand experience with the restore operation more than a single time. From my POV it's hard to beat Macrium Reflect. I have the full (paid) version on my primary PC (desktop) and the free version on my laptop. This is a top-of-the-line product.
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