Samsung Recovery Solution III - HELP

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  1. mauwong

    mauwong Notebook Enthusiast

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    I recently bought the NC10 netbook. I've read the manual and scan through Samsung website but have not found the answers to the following questions regarding the Samsung Recovery Solution:

    1.) I've created the initial backup (hidden partition) and 2nd complete backup on D:. If I want to create a 3rd complete backup on D:, does it override the 2nd complete backup? Is there any option available to either override or not override?

    2.) When creating a backup, Samsung has a Restore Point linking to that backup. Is there a way to delete (or clean the history) the restore point in case I deleted the the backup that goes with that particular restore point.

    3.) Will uninstalling the Samsung Recovery Solution erase the restore point of a complete backup or the initial install?

    Anyone who knows please advise.
     
  2. monakh

    monakh Votum Separatum

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    1) Honestly, I am not sure. Did you try the third backup? I suspect it would just tell you if it was about to overwrite the second backup. My uneducated guess would be that as long as you have space, you can do multiple backups.
    2) If you delete the backup, it should automatically delete the restore point.
    3) If you uninstall SRS III in Windows, it will do nothing to your backups. This I am positive about.

    Hope this helps (slightly)!
     
  3. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    If you give the backups different names (eg the date) then they will not overwrite each other. However, if you backup the whole of C: then the free space on D: will shrink quickly.

    I haven't explored SRS III to know what happens for your other questions.

    John
     
  4. mauwong

    mauwong Notebook Enthusiast

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    I usually keep three backups for security purposes (initial install, backup clean of bloatwares and backup with all current applications that I use). It saves me time to restore to my application backup when my system has problem. Of course as applications become dated or I find better software, I restore to my clean backup and re-create a new application backup.

    I want to use Samsung Recovery as my sole backup solution. It should serve my purpose if I can easily create and delete backups as well as restore points. Otherwise I'm going to run out of space.

    I sent an e-mail to Samsung but have not heard from them. I also called but the 1st level tech support has no idea either (he's just reading from script that didn't really answer my concerns).

    I also considered other free image backup softwares such as Paragon Drive Backup and Macrium Reflect. The Paragon Drive Backup is stable on my desktop but sometimes creates problem restoring with the NC10. I dropped considering Macrium Reflect after finding out that it requires connecting to its server for activation.
     
  5. monakh

    monakh Votum Separatum

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    You could always dare to increase the partition size of the EMS partition using a free utility and then continue using SRS.
     
  6. mauwong

    mauwong Notebook Enthusiast

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    UPDATE: Received an e-mail reply from Samsung Tech Support which I posted below for reference to people who might be interested.

    " 1. Any subsequent backups on the D: will be overwritten. At any time there can only be one complete backup from the D:.

    2. The restore point will delete from the list when the related WCL file is deleted from the SamsungRecovery folder on the D:.

    3. Uninstalling Samsung Recovery Solution will not delete any restore points and will leave the recovery partition intact, as well."
     
  7. panman1964

    panman1964 Newbie

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    If you go into d:/SamsungRecovery and rename the existing files (keeping the existing extensions) you can create a second backup without SRS complaining.

    Bonus feature is that if you give it a unique name then you get to choose which one you would like to restore :)
     
  8. gandahar

    gandahar Newbie

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    HI - I am new to this forum, so if I am posting in the wrong place, please let me know (and my apologies in advance). This Thread seems to go close in answering my question and is recently active so I thought a good idea to start here?

    I have a Q45 with Vista Home. Happily been using Samsung Recovery for a while. Have just restored from an old back-up and now want to create a new restore point. But now the recovery software tells me "There is no valid formatted drive. Create a partition and format the partition first."

    Does this mean I have to format my d drive? (I am no expert in terms of partitioning except that I did partition this drive initially into C and D so I dont want to jump in too deep without advice...)

    Any help much appreciated.

    Thank you

    t
     
  9. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    You will need a usable D: partition. The SRS stores the user images on D: so that they won't be lost if C: is reformatted. Has your D; disappeared?

    John
     

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