pls help on backup

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  1. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    Hello
    How can I use the Windows 7 contraption to put my system backups on Onedrive, MS allocated 1T° after subscribing to office 365.
    thanks
     
  2. EFA11

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    what contraption? WindowsBackupImage? If so, upload the folder and contents to OneSmell
     
  3. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    yes W7 backup tool, I hoped there was some way to choose Onedrive as a backup place, I'm wondering if W7 backup tool will be there to choose as a sorce when in need because I can't choose it when creating the image.
     
  4. EFA11

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    I would suggest external media, either dvd or flash drive. Once you get it on OneSmell you would need to retrieve as you mentioned. The backup/restore doesn't offer that as a viable or safe choice to my knowledge. It would be probably wise to assume that if it cannot be chosen during backup, it will not be an option during restore.

    There are other backup solutions that allow you to choose network sources for backup and restore. If your windows farts out completely, you would need to boot to a bootdisk/usb with backup software running to perform the restoration.

    This wont work for complete HDD failure, but for windows screw-ups, you can create a partition on your current HDD and place the backup there. When you boot to the bootdisk/usb you would only need point it to the new partition to restore windows.
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Just use stabilebit clouddrive, you will see any supported cloud services as real disks, and you can do almost everything with them (including backups and encryption), also you can use drivepool to transparently duplicate a real drive or some selected folders to one or more cloud services, practically a raid over the air.
     
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  6. PhaseDoubt

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    Create the image on an external drive then copy it to the OneDrive folder. Seems awful clunky and slow to me but if your ultimate goal is to get the image on OneDrive that might work. If there is no option to select OneDrive as your destination then I say that pretty much rules it out as a direct destination. All I ever see is a local hard drive, optical drive and network. I've never seen OneDrive as a direct option.
     
  7. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    That's practically what Clouddrive I suggested above does transparently.

    Creates a virtual drive file on a cloud space, mounts it locally as a real drive, and cache it locally for quick access.
     
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  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You simply forget to mention that Stabelbit Clouddrive is Payware and cost 35 bucks, even as Beta! The 30day Trial has it's limitations! And the same applies for DrivePool!
     
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  9. andruszd

    andruszd MDL Novice

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    Create Synchronicity - Backup & Sync from sourceforge
     
  10. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Maybe you're unaware of the fact that sometimes the good sw can be paid (or pirated, depending on how honest are you).

    Please stop to criticize the people just because the people sometimes criticizes you, it's a childish behavior, and I assume you aren't a children anymore, at least according to your ID.
     
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  11. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    childish behavior?? coming from you?? :epiclol:
     
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  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I'm 100% with you!!
     
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  13. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    You are the kid who isn't upset by jokes, isn it?:D
     
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