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argeedblu
post Jul 29 2015, 09:55 AM
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As part of getting ready for Windows 10 I want to create images of my system drives on my desktop and laptop computers. I am thinking of using a wireless "personal cloud" NAS, specifically a Seagate STCR4000101 4TB drive, for the target drive. Am I on the right track here?

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cheekybuddha
post Jul 29 2015, 11:49 AM
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Hi Glenn,

Transferring large files over wireless always comes with a certain amount of risk. Having said that, network transfer is usually a bit more forgiving than an Access backend connection!

More importantly, is to (if possible) test a restore of your backups. Do you have a 'less important' box you can test with first? (Of course all your computers are important!)

But making sure you know the in's and out's of the restore procedure is vital - better not to learn when doing it 'for real'!

hth,

d
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argeedblu
post Jul 29 2015, 12:18 PM
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Thank you David for your excellent words of wisdom.

Glenn
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AlbertKallal
post Jul 29 2015, 11:21 PM
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As noted, we NEVER have enough hours in a day. So while for convenience sake you use the wireless feature, just for pure speed + time, you get several times the speed by using a cable attached to that drive.

For a few files – wireless is fine, but imagining disks suggests gigs and gigs of data. No so much a corruption issue is as to a time value issue.

In effect, what we can get done in a day with computers is 9 out of 10 times the bandwidth limitations, be it loading programs local on a SSD drive, or that of backing up data – there just not enough hours in a day. So when one can pick the “fast” lane like hard wired as opposed to wireless – then you wind up saving many hours in a given day.

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Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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lkbree51
post Jul 30 2015, 12:14 AM
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Hello

Sorry for butting in ... but will you be able to use your disk to reinstall Windows 7 if you are not satisfied with Windows 10?

Also ... is the desktop set up the same as Windows 8?

Was wondering when they are going to start the downloads of Windows 10?

Thanks
Larry
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argeedblu
post Jul 30 2015, 05:40 AM
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Thanks Albert for pointing out the speed issue. The physical drive I have in mind has Ethernet connection available so I can temporarily hard wire for the imaging.

Glenn
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argeedblu
post Jul 30 2015, 05:56 AM
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Hi Larry,

Windows 10 was released yesterday and I believe the downloads have started.

The restore would be done by specifying from a network location.

Glenn
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