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Bill
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:16 am    Post subject: How to restore a backup? Reply with quote

OK, I did a backup. Then Disaster hit! Now I have a new computer with a different version of Windows (Vista) And I want my data back!

It should have been simple, mount my dedicted backup drive on my new system, download VVP, and hit restore.

But there is no restore to hit! So now All I see are *.zip.ENC files in 15 thousand directories and no way to get at my data! Evil or Very Mad

HELP!
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TGRMN Software
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Bill

It is very easy to restore a backup.

- Create a new profile with as Source the backup drive folder where the files to restore are, and as Target the folder where you want to restore the files to.

- Tell ViceVersa that the source files are compressed and encrypted: the settings are under profile settings -> compression / encryption.

- Click on 'Compare'.

- Then in comparison window select all files in source (ctrl+A), mouse right click and from the context menu select "copy to target".

That's it, all the files will be copied to target decrypted and uncompressed and the folder structure will be maintained.

thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: How do you restore a whole hard drive with system state? Reply with quote

Lets say I have everything backed up to an external hard drive and my internal hard drive fails. How can I do a complete system restore once I install a new blank hard drive? I've got a lot of highly customized applications installed and I really don't want to have to reinstall them.
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qwasty
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acronis TrueImage does COMPLETE system restores much better that ViceVersa. VV is best if you want to back up files (which is what I use it for).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Hmmmm... Reply with quote

...invest $$$ in VVP or Acronis...

If Acronis does full system restores, then why is VVP needed?

EDIT:
Wow @ Acronis...
3 Windows Services, 3 executables wanting Internet access, on UDP as well... why so noisy? "Cloud" perhaps? (my apologies for talking about a competitor)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, ViceVersa and Acronis perform different functions. ViceVersa will mirror all your files as is. For instance suppose you have one or more folders with lots of important files in it. You can use ViceVersa to backup / mirror that in a flash and the files are always available as a duplicate copy. thanks
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