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How do I use old backup cds when I've downloaded database update tool RRS feed

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  • How do I use old backup cd-r's when I've downloaded database update tool and one care says "not yet performed" a backup or can I somehow tell one care that a backup has been performed so I haven't wasted 27 cd's?
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    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 2:23 PM

Answers

  • The old backups can no longer be added to after a database reset or reinstall. You can, however, restore from those CDs if you ever need to. You will now need to start a new, full backup. Subsequent backups will continue incremental backups of new and changed files. Before starting the new backup, you may want to carefully set up your backup plan, selecting file types that you want backed up and not selecting file types that you don't care about. This may allow you to use fewer discs for the backup set.
    -steve
    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 5:38 PM
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