Problems with FBackup after installing new external backup drive

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Turner4@comcast.net
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Problems with FBackup after installing new external backup drive

Postby Turner4@comcast.net » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:17 pm

I am the maintenance person for my sister's computer. I recently installed a new external hard drive for her. Even though I double checked to make sure that the new external drive has the same drive letter for her backup jobs as the previous external drive, FBackup only backs up the files that had not been previously backed up. I believe she is running FBackup 5.xxxx on Windows 8.1 Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated !

Softland
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Re: Problems with FBackup after installing new external backup drive

Postby Softland » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:58 am

Hi,

If you use the Mirror backup type, by default only new and modified files will be backed up. If you want to back up all files every time, please open Backup Properties->Type.
Select "Mirror" and uncheck the "Fast mirror" option, then press "Save".

We also recommend you to install for free the latest version of FBackup 7.4.497.

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Re: Problems with FBackup after installing new external backup drive

Postby Turner4@comcast.net » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Thank you for your reply, but I think you misunderstand my problem. I do have it set up for a mirror backup, and I understand that it will only back up new or edited files. What I am trying to find out is how to get the files that were previously backed up to the old external drive to get backed up to the NEW external drive.

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Re: Problems with FBackup after installing new external backup drive

Postby Softland » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:31 am

Hi,

That is exactly what I understood and I also gave you instructions for that.

If you want to back up all files again, please open Backup Properties->Type.
Select "Mirror" and uncheck the "Fast mirror" option, then press "Save".
Run the backup. All files will be backed up on the new external drive.

Then open Backup Properties->Type.
Select "Mirror" and check the "Fast mirror" option, then press "Save". Next time you'll run the backup, only new and modified files will be backed up.

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Re: Problems with FBackup after installing new external backup drive

Postby Turner4@comcast.net » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:34 pm

I apologize. Apparently it was I that misunderstood. Thank you so very much for your time and the info you provided.


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