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System Image - Create in Windows 8

  1. #90


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    Ok, not bad so far. A few more follow up questions.

    What is the max size set in System Protection for the D drive instead?

    In the Advanced Settings in File History (Control Panel), what is the "size of offline cache" set to? This is how much space is allocated for File History. It's 5% by default.

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  2. #91


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In the Advanced Settings in File History (Control Panel), what is the "size of offline cache" set to? This is how much space is allocated for File History. It's 5% by default.
    I put it at 20%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    What is the max size set in System Protection for the D drive instead?
    At first I thought you were asking a strange question, because the System Protection in D: is switched off, as displayed in my previous post. Nevertheless I took a look:

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    Quite a surprise: here's the 27.94 that we saw as the maximum for system images! That can't be coincidence!

    I increased it to 20% (558.88 GB) and will see if now I will get more saved system images.

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    To be honest, I actually expected that slider to be disabled and ineffective if the system protection for that particular drive was off but apparently it isn't. If this solved my problem (and I am confident now that it has), you are a genius.

    I'll report back when I know more...
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  3. #92


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    First indications are positive...

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    Thanks a lot, Shawn!
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  4. #93


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    You're most welcome.

    The max for system protection also sets the max for system images created using Windows Backup.
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  5. #94


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome.

    The max for system protection also sets the max for system images created using Windows Backup.
    I will never forget that.
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  6. #95


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    It would have been nice if MS made that more clear. I don't think I've seen any MS documentation that helps to specify that.
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  7. #96


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    Hmm, tried it now for two daily backups but I am not sure it now works as advertised:

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    The D:\[computername] folder contains all separate daily backups but as displayed above WindowsImageBackup contains only one image...
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  8. #97


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    Guiri,

    The "some files were skipped" message indicates that a folder you have selected to be backed up no longer exists, and is why it was skipped. You can click on Change Settings to change your backup settings to no longer include this missing folder, and no longer get this message.

    Open the "Backup....." folder in your bottom screenshot, and post a screenshot showing all the files in it. The larger sized .vhdx file(s) in this folder would be the system image(s). I had more than one large one to indicate multiple system images, and hopefully you will as well.
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  9. #98


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Guiri,

    The "some files were skipped" message indicates that a folder you have selected to be backed up no longer exists, and is why it was skipped. You can click on Change Settings to change your backup settings to no longer include this missing folder, and no longer get this message.
    Yeah, I know. But the folders do exist, they are linked folders of Music and Photos from the HTPC Public Library, included in the Library of this computer. They are not backed up from this PC (logically) and although I would prefer to see a green bar instead of orange, the only other option would be to copy everything over to this PC. But for maintenance reasons I prefer to have them centrally on the HTPC. Unfortunately there is no option to exclude them from the backup on this PC, other than to deselect the whole libraries but that would also exclude files that I do want backed up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Open the "Backup....." folder in your bottom screenshot, and post a screenshot showing all the files in it. The larger sized .vhdx file(s) in this folder would be the system image(s). I had more than one large one to indicate multiple system images, and hopefully you will as well.
    There are indeed multiple images but just from C: and the System Reserved partition on Disk 0, both only of today...

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  10. #99


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    Actually, that's just one system image. This below is what you would see if you had 2 system images saved.

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    Do you still have max disk space set in System Protection to allow enough space for more than one image?

    If the image was to be created through Windows Backup Schedule, then it wouldn't create one unless there were changes since the last one created.

    You might try creating a separate system image to see if it get's added.
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