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  • It would be great to have an option to backup only certain folders. Not everyone needs to backup his entire partitions and it's really a pain in the *** to add 200 folders to the "not to be backed up" list. I guess it would be a lot easier if we could select the folders we want to backup.
    Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:55 PM


  • You should read the Home Computer Backup technical brief; it explains how backups work and a little bit of the philosophy behind them. Briefly, though, the backup tool isn't designed to back up a small number of critical folders for archival purposes, it's designed to back up and restore an entire PC, for disaster recovery. The WHS backup feature uses a technology similar to Single Instance Storage to save only a single copy of a cluster of data across all backups and computers, which results in dramatic savings in storage space.
    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:43 AM