Problems With Drive Letter and Restore

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msc
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Postby msc » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:58 pm

I had a PC die, and replaced it with one that was nearly identical. Both using XP SP3.


I use a 32GB Flash drive to backup my files with FBackup (destination drive). On the original PC it was drive G, and on the new PC it was assigned drive F, due to one less optical drive.


When I loaded FBackup on the new PC, I double clicked the catalog files on the destination drive to create the backup jobs and the new catalog and ini files on the C drive.


That's when I got all sorts of errors and was not able to use the Restore function of FBackup.


After loading all the files manually (which took many hours), I noticed within the removable drive property, there is a check-box for "Lock the Destination drive for this removable drive"


I'm assuming that this has something to do with locking the drive letter to FBackup so the destination (Flash) drive can be moved to a new PC and keep the same drive letter?


Questions:


1) What is the function of this check-box (above), and why is it only present for removable media and not an external hard drive?


2) Must I keep the same drive letter on the destination drive when moving to a new PC?


3) Where can I find the exact step-by-step instructions for moving the destination drive to a new PC and using Restore in FBackup? (It works fine on the same PC).


4) What did I do wrong?


Thank You...



Softland
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Postby Softland » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:30 am

Hi,


1. The option "Lock the destination to this removable drive" is used to lock the destination to a specific removable drive, not to a specific drive letter as you assumed.


2. If the removable drive is recognized with a different letter, you can change the letter assigned by Windows from Device Manager.


3. The restore works simple and just fine on a new computer too if the destination drive can be accessed by FBackup with its drive letter.

There are no special steps, just move the backups and make sure the destination drive has the same drive letter.


4. You need to change the drive letter of the destination drive or you can delete the backup job from FBackup and open the .fkc catalog file from destination. You will be asked if you want to change the destination to the new drive letter. By opening the backup catalog, the backup job will be recreated in FBackup.



msc
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Postby msc » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:18 pm

Thank you.


Is it too late to "unlock" the destination drive in case I need to replace it?


Also, If I kept the same destination drive letter, can I change from "Removable" Media (flash drive) to "External Hard Drive" ?



Softland
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Postby Softland » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:14 pm

Hi,


No, there is not too late. You can uncheck that option anytime.

You cannot change from Removable to External hard drive without losing the existing backup.




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