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How to rerun previous backup, lost backup? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I ran and completed a backup to a none rewritable disk that has a backup on it - thought it was rewritable. Now I don't see the backup.

    My backups are supposed to be for new files only.

    Will this backup be lost?

    Can I redo the previous backups? Going back how far? And, how to?

    Thanks,

    Machiavelli
    Saturday, December 1, 2007 3:05 AM

Answers

  • Are you using the backup in Windows Live OneCare? If so, it always does incremental backups. If it completed without error, your files were backed up. It reports at the end of the process what was backed up. To perform a restore, you use the restore Wizard in OneCare and it will ask you for the last disk and then the first disk if you have multiple disks used for a backup set over time or one session. It will then show you what it will restore.

    You can't "redo" an old backup no matter what the program you used for backup is. A backup is a copy of the files at that moment in time. That moment passed when the backup was complete and you now have a new snapshot if you start a new backup.

    -steve

    Saturday, December 1, 2007 3:18 AM
    Moderator