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Rescue and Recovery Problems

2008-08-14, 5:37 AM

Rescue and Recovery is making large backups of my entire hard drive.  It allows me to exclude particularly large files, but is there any way for me to say certain folders are off-limits? Or to say only backup certain folders, and ignore the rest?


Also, how do I delete the backups they made.  I couldnt find any place to do that.


Thank you for any help.


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Re: Rescue and Recovery Problems

2008-08-14, 13:24 PM
hello which system are you using any more info will be welcome

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Re: Rescue and Recovery Problems

2008-08-14, 19:59 PM

The first thing you need to do is acquire a functional backup  program which Rescue and Recovery isn't.  R&R doesn't recover when your hard drive fails and you put in a new hard drive, or when your Thinkpad is stolen and you buy a new one.  See other postings about these problems and the gyrations people go through to try to get their files and systems back. 


Lenovo offers no support.  Call the number listed in Help.  It's the IBM warranty number and they have no software support; they'll tell you they're sorry.  Also note that the problems w/ R&R presented in the forum here aren't addressed by forum administrators.  Presumably that's because they don't have any answers.


Good luck!


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Re: Rescue and Recovery Problems

2008-08-15, 0:56 AM

You just need to launch the R&R application itself. 

Go to Start --> Programs --> ThinkVantage --> Rescue & Recovery 

If it's at least ver 4.x, you'll see a simplified main interface with 1 button to backup and 1 to restore.  There should be a small link on the bottom left to Click on to go to the Advanced menu.

When you go to the R&R advanced view and choose Exclude Files from "Advanced" on the menu bar, it should show bring up a  windows-explorer-like tree structure where you can select (put a check mark) in the boxes next to the folder and/or specific files you want to exclude from the backups. 


From the same "Advanced" drop-down menu bar, you can select "Delete Backups" and then you'll see a list of your current backups.  Simply select the ones you want to delete. 


The other person who posted a reply said that you can't restore if you've replaced your hard drive.  That's not exactly true.  You can save your backups to external media (CDs/DVDs or USB drive).   After you change out hard drives, you can restore from the saved backups that are on the external media.  




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Re: Rescue and Recovery Problems

2012-11-02, 14:57 PM

@Kr00zn I followed your steps and saved my "RRbackups" on an external USB drive and connected it to my T430s. Unfortunately the R&R software shows an empty list under "choose the bakup to restore from:" even when I click on "list all backups created for other systems".

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