I guess I should change my previous post about whether there was an alternative to spending 40+ hours on the "testing" portion of the backup. The backup just failed
because it was "out of memory". I'm sure this is because my computer, with only 385 RAM, often has memory problems, and I was trying to do work on it during the marathon backup. There were no actual errors in the 19% or so of files that had been tested.
I would like to go ahead and use the backup to attempt to restore the files onto my new computer (which has a much faster transfer rate). If some of the backups have problems the test would have detected, will these problems show up when the files are restored onto the new computer? Or is there a danger of corrupted data that I won't know about until I try to use a corrupted file?
[1/21/2010 5:25:39 PM] Warning: Out of memory
Test aborted at 1/21/2010 5:29:49 PM, 17167 file(s) and 3300 folder(s) tested, 0 error(s) and 2 warning(s) found
Total number of files added to backup: 67248
Total number of folders added to backup: 6880
Total size of files added to backup: 15,258,447.01 KB (uncompressed), 8,032,007.20 KB (compressed)
Number of files excluded: 0
Number of folders excluded: 0
Files skipped: 40
Next scheduled backup:
Backup completed at 1/21/2010 5:30:13 PM with 0 error(s), 42 warning(s)