Openfiles backup and recovery

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Does anyone have any information on how to backup openfiles or protected
files and/or directories for recovery purposes.

I have 1 physical IDE drive with 2 partitions:

C: drive - 1st OS - windows XP Home and Apps
D: drive - 2nd OS - windows XP Home and nothing else.

I boot of using the 2nd OS and try to straight copy all the C: drive onto
D:\BACKUP and
failed because there are some files/directory that is protected. Is there
any way to backup my main OS, 1st OS, and dump all to a D:\backup and/or to
multiple writable CDs for easy recovery.

That is, if for some reason I'm not able to access my primary OS or is
DEBAR(Destroyed Beyond All Recoqnition), I can just reformat my C:\
partition and reload back using the backup CDs? Thanks

OR, is there utilities I can use to backup C:\WINDOWS\System32\config
directory, that is the OpenFiles backup. Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    "Sarah Tanembaum" wrote:

    > Does anyone have any information on how to backup openfiles or protected
    > files and/or directories for recovery purposes.
    >
    > I have 1 physical IDE drive with 2 partitions:
    >
    > C: drive - 1st OS - windows XP Home and Apps
    > D: drive - 2nd OS - windows XP Home and nothing else.
    >
    > I boot of using the 2nd OS and try to straight copy all the C: drive onto
    > D:\BACKUP and
    > failed because there are some files/directory that is protected. Is there
    > any way to backup my main OS, 1st OS, and dump all to a D:\backup and/or to
    > multiple writable CDs for easy recovery.
    >
    > That is, if for some reason I'm not able to access my primary OS or is
    > DEBAR(Destroyed Beyond All Recoqnition), I can just reformat my C:\
    > partition and reload back using the backup CDs? Thanks
    >
    > OR, is there utilities I can use to backup C:\WINDOWS\System32\config
    > directory, that is the OpenFiles backup. Thanks
    >
    >
    Sarah, greetings from England,

    When faced with a similar problem, I bought a second hard driveand used
    Norton Ghost from http://www.symantec.com to clone the entire OS, Program
    Files and settings along with everything from Docs & Settings on to the
    second drive. I don't think it will be a good idea to backup your separate
    OS versions into one backup file even if you find a way to do it.

    Roger Lemon,
    Newport Pagnell
    UK

    here to learn but chipping in the odd opinion
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Sarah Tanembaum wrote:

    > Does anyone have any information on how to backup openfiles or protected
    > files and/or directories for recovery purposes.
    >
    > I have 1 physical IDE drive with 2 partitions:
    >
    > C: drive - 1st OS - windows XP Home and Apps
    > D: drive - 2nd OS - windows XP Home and nothing else.
    >
    > I boot of using the 2nd OS and try to straight copy all the C: drive onto
    > D:\BACKUP and
    > failed because there are some files/directory that is protected. Is there
    > any way to backup my main OS, 1st OS, and dump all to a D:\backup and/or to
    > multiple writable CDs for easy recovery.
    >
    > That is, if for some reason I'm not able to access my primary OS or is
    > DEBAR(Destroyed Beyond All Recoqnition), I can just reformat my C:\
    > partition and reload back using the backup CDs? Thanks
    >
    > OR, is there utilities I can use to backup C:\WINDOWS\System32\config
    > directory, that is the OpenFiles backup. Thanks

    Use a drive imaging program, Symantec's Drive Image, Norton Ghost,
    BootIt NG, Acronis True Image. Storing backups on a second internal
    hard drive is risky. If a power surge zaps the computer then you could
    loose both drives and be w/o backup. Best is to burn to DVD or save on
    an external hard drive. I use Drive Image 7 and backup onto a 250 GB
    external USB2 hard drive. It's fast, easy, and a snap to restore. You
    must back up the entire drive but can restore individual files and
    directories or the whole drive.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Hi Roger, greeting from across the pond.

    Thanks for your info. Though it seems ideal, I had no choice now except
    those extra partition I have and CDRW. Can Norton Ghost backup into a file?

    Thanks

    "Roger Lemon" <Roger Lemon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FBB7C981-F197-4073-88BA-2ADF6735F0E9@microsoft.com...
    > "Sarah Tanembaum" wrote:
    >
    > > Does anyone have any information on how to backup openfiles or protected
    > > files and/or directories for recovery purposes.
    > >
    > > I have 1 physical IDE drive with 2 partitions:
    > >
    > > C: drive - 1st OS - windows XP Home and Apps
    > > D: drive - 2nd OS - windows XP Home and nothing else.
    > >
    > > I boot of using the 2nd OS and try to straight copy all the C: drive
    onto
    > > D:\BACKUP and
    > > failed because there are some files/directory that is protected. Is
    there
    > > any way to backup my main OS, 1st OS, and dump all to a D:\backup and/or
    to
    > > multiple writable CDs for easy recovery.
    > >
    > > That is, if for some reason I'm not able to access my primary OS or is
    > > DEBAR(Destroyed Beyond All Recoqnition), I can just reformat my C:\
    > > partition and reload back using the backup CDs? Thanks
    > >
    > > OR, is there utilities I can use to backup C:\WINDOWS\System32\config
    > > directory, that is the OpenFiles backup. Thanks
    > >
    > >
    > Sarah, greetings from England,
    >
    > When faced with a similar problem, I bought a second hard driveand used
    > Norton Ghost from http://www.symantec.com to clone the entire OS, Program
    > Files and settings along with everything from Docs & Settings on to the
    > second drive. I don't think it will be a good idea to backup your
    separate
    > OS versions into one backup file even if you find a way to do it.
    >
    > Roger Lemon,
    > Newport Pagnell
    > UK
    >
    > here to learn but chipping in the odd opinion
    >
    >
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    Yes, Norton Ghost will either allow you to backup to
    CD's - however be prepared, depending on the size of your
    drive and what applications you have installed it will
    most likely be multiple CD's.

    Tina

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hi Roger, greeting from across the pond.
    >
    >Thanks for your info. Though it seems ideal, I had no
    choice now except
    >those extra partition I have and CDRW. Can Norton Ghost
    backup into a file?
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >"Roger Lemon" <Roger Lemon@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message
    >news:FBB7C981-F197-4073-88BA-
    2ADF6735F0E9@microsoft.com...
    >> "Sarah Tanembaum" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Does anyone have any information on how to backup
    openfiles or protected
    >> > files and/or directories for recovery purposes.
    >> >
    >> > I have 1 physical IDE drive with 2 partitions:
    >> >
    >> > C: drive - 1st OS - windows XP Home and Apps
    >> > D: drive - 2nd OS - windows XP Home and nothing else.
    >> >
    >> > I boot of using the 2nd OS and try to straight copy
    all the C: drive
    >onto
    >> > D:\BACKUP and
    >> > failed because there are some files/directory that
    is protected. Is
    >there
    >> > any way to backup my main OS, 1st OS, and dump all
    to a D:\backup and/or
    >to
    >> > multiple writable CDs for easy recovery.
    >> >
    >> > That is, if for some reason I'm not able to access
    my primary OS or is
    >> > DEBAR(Destroyed Beyond All Recoqnition), I can just
    reformat my C:\
    >> > partition and reload back using the backup CDs?
    Thanks
    >> >
    >> > OR, is there utilities I can use to backup
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\config
    >> > directory, that is the OpenFiles backup. Thanks
    >> >
    >> >
    >> Sarah, greetings from England,
    >>
    >> When faced with a similar problem, I bought a second
    hard driveand used
    >> Norton Ghost from http://www.symantec.com to clone the
    entire OS, Program
    >> Files and settings along with everything from Docs &
    Settings on to the
    >> second drive. I don't think it will be a good idea to
    backup your
    >separate
    >> OS versions into one backup file even if you find a
    way to do it.
    >>
    >> Roger Lemon,
    >> Newport Pagnell
    >> UK
    >>
    >> here to learn but chipping in the odd opinion
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    On Sat, 14 Aug 2004 12:26:59 -0400, "Sarah Tanembaum"
    <sarahtanembaum@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >Does anyone have any information on how to backup openfiles or protected
    >files and/or directories for recovery purposes.
    >
    >I have 1 physical IDE drive with 2 partitions:
    >
    >C: drive - 1st OS - windows XP Home and Apps
    >D: drive - 2nd OS - windows XP Home and nothing else.
    >
    >I boot of using the 2nd OS and try to straight copy all the C: drive onto
    >D:\BACKUP and
    >failed because there are some files/directory that is protected. Is there
    >any way to backup my main OS, 1st OS, and dump all to a D:\backup and/or to
    >multiple writable CDs for easy recovery.
    >
    >That is, if for some reason I'm not able to access my primary OS or is
    >DEBAR(Destroyed Beyond All Recoqnition), I can just reformat my C:\
    >partition and reload back using the backup CDs? Thanks
    >
    >OR, is there utilities I can use to backup C:\WINDOWS\System32\config
    >directory, that is the OpenFiles backup. Thanks
    >
    Hi Sarah,

    You could use the in-built backup program to backup rather than use
    copy (or xcopy). You do need to have backup rights. If you have enough
    space that is.

    Make sure that the account that you use is a member of the Backup
    Operators group on the machine. Usually, I think, Administrators are,
    but ordinary users are not. On my XP Pro machine the Backup Operators
    group is empty. (Right click "My Computer" and select "manage" then
    drill down to the groups.

    Cheers,

    Cliff
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    "John Doe" <John.Doe@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eNNAoWkgEHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Sara,
    >
    > You are not telling me that you have managed to survive without Ghost all
    > these years? Ghost should be the most important utility noone should live
    > without!

    Latest version of Ghost is based on Drive Image (originally from
    Powerquest).
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    John.... have you looked at your computer clock lately.....??
    It's kind of a little ahead of itself, like about 24 years.....

    John Doe wrote:
    > Sara,
    >
    > You are not telling me that you have managed to survive without Ghost all
    > these years? Ghost should be the most important utility noone should live
    > without!
    >
    > for complete tutorial for dummies I suggest click your mouse at this link:
    >
    > http://ghost.radified.com/ghost_1.htm
    >
    > Ghost can backup into a file directly on to CD or your second hard drive.
    > Also, it can backup all open files (Ghost 2003) under GUI.
    >
    > Hope this help.
    > PS sorry for the system date but I can't change it because this is a college
    > computer for which I am not an administrator or user with these rights!!!
    >
    >
    > "Sarah Tanembaum" <sarahtanembaum@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:2o7bltF7lohaU1@uni-berlin.de...
    >
    >>Hi Roger, greeting from across the pond.
    >>
    >>Thanks for your info. Though it seems ideal, I had no choice now except
    >>those extra partition I have and CDRW. Can Norton Ghost backup into a
    >
    > file?
    >
    >>Thanks
    >>
    >>"Roger Lemon" <Roger Lemon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>news:FBB7C981-F197-4073-88BA-2ADF6735F0E9@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >>>"Sarah Tanembaum" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Does anyone have any information on how to backup openfiles or
    >
    > protected
    >
    >>>>files and/or directories for recovery purposes.
    >>>>
    >>>>I have 1 physical IDE drive with 2 partitions:
    >>>>
    >>>>C: drive - 1st OS - windows XP Home and Apps
    >>>>D: drive - 2nd OS - windows XP Home and nothing else.
    >>>>
    >>>>I boot of using the 2nd OS and try to straight copy all the C: drive
    >>
    >>onto
    >>
    >>>>D:\BACKUP and
    >>>>failed because there are some files/directory that is protected. Is
    >>
    >>there
    >>
    >>>>any way to backup my main OS, 1st OS, and dump all to a D:\backup
    >
    > and/or
    >
    >>to
    >>
    >>>>multiple writable CDs for easy recovery.
    >>>>
    >>>>That is, if for some reason I'm not able to access my primary OS or is
    >>>>DEBAR(Destroyed Beyond All Recoqnition), I can just reformat my C:\
    >>>>partition and reload back using the backup CDs? Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>>OR, is there utilities I can use to backup C:\WINDOWS\System32\config
    >>>>directory, that is the OpenFiles backup. Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>Sarah, greetings from England,
    >>>
    >>>When faced with a similar problem, I bought a second hard driveand used
    >>>Norton Ghost from http://www.symantec.com to clone the entire OS,
    >
    > Program
    >
    >>>Files and settings along with everything from Docs & Settings on to the
    >>>second drive. I don't think it will be a good idea to backup your
    >>
    >>separate
    >>
    >>>OS versions into one backup file even if you find a way to do it.
    >>>
    >>>Roger Lemon,
    >>>Newport Pagnell
    >>>UK
    >>>
    >>>here to learn but chipping in the odd opinion
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >


    --
    William B. Lurie
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