07-30-2009 12:12 PM
After reading the various info.help files on RnR restore, I am still left wondering just how it works.
1) By choosing restore, does RnR restore the BASE backup and then the most recent incremental backup taken thereafter?
2) Also, I've checked my Ext. USB drive for the presence and size of the backup data and the space used is 13gig approx yet on HDD, 25gig total space is used on Ext.
I understand the data is compressed but, by half? Does it really have all my important data and personal files? Fyi: HDD data does not have a lot of MP3. Mainly office work and less leisure stuff.
07-30-2009 02:02 PM
only as comparison : i run a t61p with 100gig hdd, with 40 taken, R&R needs 16gig of space on the est usb. It does save everything - os, programs, data - since i had twice to boot and restore from the usb and it recovered everything. I had bad experience with incremental backup when restored, R&R never really completed th job. Hope that helps, regards
it does compress, if you have few avi, mp2 and so on, the compression rate might be fairly highy since - except for .exe, -dll files - a lot is wasted space...
07-30-2009 10:40 PM - edited 07-30-2009 10:42 PM
the fact stays, that RnR is compressing all the backup files using a 7zip method and file structure.
so you are correct by saying, that it's kind of zipped.
The reason, why you don't have your .mp3 files backuped too is the fact, that they are banned from the RnR backu list.
When you start RnR GUI just go to Advanced GUI and select the "Optimize backup storage place" option in which you can select some files, that you dont want to backup, or you can see which files are already removed/ignored from/by the backup process.
Another place where you can check, what is excluded from the ackup process is registry key:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Lenovo\Rescue and Recovery\Settings]
and also the key : BackupList
<in the BackupList that part, that starts with "X" that are the excluded files. >
Open that key and copy paste it into a text file, so that you can read it through.
Let me know, if that explains a bit the situation.