Five ways to backup Vista

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, January 10, 2007 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

James O’Neill summarized the different ways to backup Vista: imageX, CompletePC Backup, Vista Restore Points, Vista Backup, and Folder Redirection.

I wonder why he calls the last option “folder redirection”. I only know this feature under the terms “shadow copies” and “previous versions“. Vista creates a restore point (a snapshot) of the hard disk once a day. You can access previous versions of a file thru the file properties.

I also played with CompletePC Backup (“Backup up computer” in the Backup and Restore Center), sometime ago. This is probably the first backup software delivered with Windows that I will really use. It can create a complete image for your PC and copy it to a DVD or any other backup device. This is pretty cool. It is just a pity that it doesn’t seem possible with the consumer version, as he writes. This could have saved me a lot of time whenever friends call me because of their crashed PCs.

By the way James O’Neill has some other nice Vista tips in his blog.

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