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MS Backup not backing up changed data?



At work we have to use MS backup to backup users data on external drives. So, I have been assigned to figure out why sometimes on Windows 2000 / Windows XP with all of the SP's and updates changed files do not get backed up on a normal full backup.

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

What I did was is took a folder with my name, added a Word document and put my intials in it. I ran a schedualed auto full normal backup. It backed the file up fine. So, I removed the folder from my desktop, ran restore and it restored it just fine.

So, I made another change to the file, I added another line with the date, saved, ran the auto backup again. Went fine, so I thought. I removed the folder from my local machine, ran the backup and the file was restored, but with only the original first line I added....?

Does anyone have any ideas? I have searched and am still searching. Hopefully someone else has been able to fix this issue.


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Problem is that not many people would use MS Backup. Your problem could be an unresolved bug. I'm sure your business could afford a proper imaging soluition such as Ghost or Driveimage or even mirrorred arrays rather that Microsoft's half-witted accessory. I tried MS Backup when I first got Windows and it buggered my settings on restore. Since then I've never gone back. :)

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