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mikes
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Postby mikes » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:18 am

I have just started using Fbackup. I am backing data up to an external drive. I have it set to scheduled back up which runs daily. However, it seems to be taking two and half hours to back up.There isn't that much beind backed up.

I need to be able to back up to the exteranl drive and over write what is already on there but only back up what has changed that day.

I guess this means an incremental back up but I am not sure how to do it.

can you help

many thanks



Softland
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Postby Softland » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:58 pm

hi,


If you use the Mirror backup type, only new and modified files will be backed up every time you run the backup.



mikes
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Postby mikes » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:43 pm

many thanks for the advice, I will give it a try.



mikes
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Postby mikes » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:25 am

Hi again


I have tried the mirror back up and it has been going for an hour and half and is only at 70%. If it is only backing up what has changed today, which is very little, I thought it might be quicker.

Any ideas

Thanks



mikes
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Postby mikes » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:02 am

Hi again


Mirror back up just finished after 3 hrs. I don't know if the below helps.


Total number of files added to backup: 9647

Total number of folders added to backup: 502

Total size of files added to backup: 4,894,613.24 KB

Number of files excluded: 0

Number of folders excluded: 0

Next scheduled backup:

Backup completed at 10/02/2011 21:57:26 with 0 error(s), 2947 warning(s)

Anything you can suggest would be much appreciated.


many thanks



Softland
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Postby Softland » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:56 pm

Hi,


Please send us the last backup log to info[at]fbackup[dot]com

You can find it if you go to View->Job Logs->Last backup log.



Softland
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Postby Softland » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:15 pm

Hi,


It seems Mikes used the destination external hard drive connected via an USB hub. After connecting the external drive directly into the laptop, the backup was done in 30 minutes.




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