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    Is the backup done by Live One Care an "image" of the original, or does it work like the XP Prof. backup?

     

    Thanks

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 6:21 PM

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  • OneCare backup is similar to XP backup, but it is different. OneCare backup is not an image backup. It backs up data files only and it only backs up from the internal drives on the PC. You configure backup to select the file types you wish to backup based on a category list. You cannot modify the file extension list being searched for. You can exclude folders from being scanned for files to back up and you can exclude specific files. You cannot include files or folders. OneCare will never backup program files or system files. It will not look for files to be backed up within the Windows or Program Files folders with very few exceptions that have been accounted for by the developers - I'm only aware of Quicken data files that will be found and backed up if located within the \Program Files branch as stored by Quicken, for example.

    OneCare backup can use CD, DVD, External USB or Firewire hard drives, some flash media, or a network Share. OneCare cannot backup to another internal drive within the same PC without a workaround, which means that most eSATA drives can't be used as a destination since these are seen as internal drives to Windows and not removable drives in most cases.

    OneCare backs up files to .zip files within a folder structure it maintains. It does an incremental backup, adding new and changed files to the destination, while never deleting older versions or files that no longer exist on the source.

    OneCare, when used on more than 1 PC on the same subscription and on the same local network, can manage "Centralized Backup" which defines the backup plan for all PCs on the subscription, and can use the same destination for all of the backups.

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 6:51 PM
    Moderator

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  • OneCare backup is similar to XP backup, but it is different. OneCare backup is not an image backup. It backs up data files only and it only backs up from the internal drives on the PC. You configure backup to select the file types you wish to backup based on a category list. You cannot modify the file extension list being searched for. You can exclude folders from being scanned for files to back up and you can exclude specific files. You cannot include files or folders. OneCare will never backup program files or system files. It will not look for files to be backed up within the Windows or Program Files folders with very few exceptions that have been accounted for by the developers - I'm only aware of Quicken data files that will be found and backed up if located within the \Program Files branch as stored by Quicken, for example.

    OneCare backup can use CD, DVD, External USB or Firewire hard drives, some flash media, or a network Share. OneCare cannot backup to another internal drive within the same PC without a workaround, which means that most eSATA drives can't be used as a destination since these are seen as internal drives to Windows and not removable drives in most cases.

    OneCare backs up files to .zip files within a folder structure it maintains. It does an incremental backup, adding new and changed files to the destination, while never deleting older versions or files that no longer exist on the source.

    OneCare, when used on more than 1 PC on the same subscription and on the same local network, can manage "Centralized Backup" which defines the backup plan for all PCs on the subscription, and can use the same destination for all of the backups.

    -steve

     

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 6:51 PM
    Moderator
  • Steve, Thanks for your advice.

    Sallor225

     

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 10:30 PM