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mikes
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Post by mikes »

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


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

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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Post by mikes »

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


mikes
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Post by mikes »

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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Post by mikes »

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


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

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.


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

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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