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  • Question

  • When running a backup using the WHS Console. you may want to select certain folders or files to backup. At present, when you want to select the folders for exclusion, it  is a labourious process..

     

    Can the windows team please use 'tick boxes' for easier selection like those found in 'Microsoft Backup' in Windows XP Pro at the moment?

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 10:29 AM

Answers

  • This has been talked about NUMEROUS times and the consensus from Microsoft, is that, as the WHS is mainly for backup purposes, the majority of people will want all important information backed up.

    Also, once the initial backup has taken place , the subsequent backups take up very little room - or time. This is because of the method that is employed, which only backs up changed sectors.

    This system is intelligent enough to also know for example, that if you have more than one copy of anything, spread across multiple machines, it only needs to back it up once, with the appropriate pointers

     

    HTH

     

    Colin

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 2:48 PM