Pick the brains of the Vista Backup team

You should sooo take advantage of this opportunity.  The team that brings you Backup, Complete PC and other goodies to Windows Vista is having a chat in a few weeks on 7/10/2007. See http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2007/06/07/mark-your-july-calendars-upcoming-chats-on-backup-recovery-and-offline-files-in-windows-vista.aspx for their post on the matter.

Here are my questions for the chat (in no certain priority order):

  1. How do I secure the .vhd created by Complete PC ?

  2. How do I restore a specific file?

  3. How do I restore a hard drive signature so that a Complete PC restore doesn’t require me to burn another activation when restoring to a new hard drive?

  4. How do I do Complete PC backups from multiple machines to the same external hard drive ?

  5. Is it possible to create a bootable restore disk that will run unattended?

  6. How do I create a restore that is hardware agnostic?

That ought to get things going. 

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    In his blog, Microsoft IT Evangelist Keith Combs mentions a couple upcoming chats scheduled for July

  2. audiofree says:

    I would ask…

    1. When are EFS files going to be supported in normal backups? (SP1)

    2. When will we have a more detailed interface or command line options like ntbackup.exe in XP.

  3. Jaxim says:

    Is there a way to set the shadow copies to be made as you’re making changes to a file RATHER than at set scheduled times?

    If I make a file, make some changes, and then accidentally delete the file — all within 5 minutes, then Shadow Copy will not help in this case if Vista hadn’t been scheduled to make a restoration point within that 5 minutes.

    If you can do this, then please let me know how as it’s not very apparent how to do this.