How do i make incremental images?

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The Dutch PINGER
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How do i make incremental images?

Postby The Dutch PINGER » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:21 pm

Hello tech People,

I use Ping version 3 from cd, no modifications made

I work with the onscreen wizzard, not the command line

I make a image with Ping, now i want to make upfolowing incremental images to the first image.

How can I do that?


When using Ping i get to the next screen: When the job is completed, do you want to...

Get a shell (root)
Reboot the systeem
Shutdown

I choose Shutdown, but after Ping is ready Ping does not shutdown my computer.

Why does Ping not shutdown my computer?

Thanks for any reply,

The Dutc Pinger

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Re: How do i make incremental images?

Postby laoistom » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:14 pm

PING doesn't actually shutdown your machine. Its to do with the way it calls the shutdown process. Your PC is in a state where it is safe to just hit the power button to knock the machine off but it won't shutdown on its own. Regarding making incremantal images, thats just not going to happen. PING uses PartImage to make its images which records the contents of your hard drive in strips. In order for it to make an incremantal image it would have to restore the whole image, compare the contents to what your trying to backup and then take the changed data into the image and re-compress. The process isn't feasible and as such its not possible.

I was hoping for that very feature when I first started using PING but had to settle for replacing full images every couple of weeks.

Cheers,
TQ

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Re: How do i make incremental images?

Postby The Dutch PINGER » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:51 am

Thank you for your reply Laoistom

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