back up and restore RRS feed

  • Question


    I do back up and restore when the symbol turns orange.  This normally uses about 1/3 of a cd.  This time it has used 10 cd's and I'm only up to 33% of the data to be restored.  What happened ?  I used express back up.
    Monday, November 3, 2008 7:28 PM


  • It sounds like you are either starting a new full backup, a large amount of files in your plan type have changed or appear to OneCare to have changed, or you have added many, large new files to the PC that match the backup plan type.

    Review your backup plan settings and note the sizes of the data types selected. You can also choose to exclude types and entire folders from being searched for backup.

    If you recently reinstalled OneCare, you would be doing a new "full" backup set, as if you had never backed up previously. The default settings can amount to a large quantity of files.



    Monday, November 3, 2008 8:09 PM