Can't backup computer... VSS and SPP


maarkr

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Wasting my time... well, WD has stopped support for their WDBackup software that I've used for years. They recommended their Acronis True Image for WD, so I deleted my backup files from the MyBook drive, and ran the ATI program... or tried to. Hung on computing time remaining, and after f'in with that and trying to correct VSS and reinstalling, still no luck. Oh and there is NO SPP service in Win 11 that they recommend fixing. Sooooo, I tried to install and run EaseUS backup software, with the same problem... I then called WD and they recommended using Windows backup... FAIL again, even after posts recommended to turn off the Windows firewall. Right now I', running a SFC and defrag on the backup drive, but it seems to work fine.

Ideas? I'm ready to go back to the old unsupported WDBackup software, but it seems like this is something I should fix before leaving it behind.
Update: I found the SPP service (Software Protection...) and enabled it but the Win backup still won't run without error
 
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Could try Macrium Reflect
 

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I'd like to use a free program to backup selected files, differential backup on a schedule and the free version 7.3 which I have doesn't do that.
 

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I'd like to use a free program to backup selected files, differential backup on a schedule and the free version 7.3 which I have doesn't do that.
Latest free version is 8.0.6584
 

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I'd like to use a free program to backup selected files, differential backup on a schedule and the free version 7.3 which I have doesn't do that.
The free version of Macrium Reflect 8 does
 

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I'd like to use a free program to backup selected files, differential backup on a schedule and the free version 7.3 which I have doesn't do that.
Sure it does - free version does not have incrementals but as others say - move to V8.
 

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Sure it does - free version does not have incrementals but as others say - move to V8.
I'm not a big fan of incrementals. It just adds a degree of risk for minimal benefit.
I just use Full and Differentials. Differentials don't take that long.
 

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maarkr

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I updated my v7 to v8. I tried to backup 'selected files' and got a popup that offered the free Trial version, which I did not want, so I said 'Not Now' so it does not allow me to select files for backup...
THe good news is after f'ing with the VSS and SPP services and rebooting, and running a SFC on the MyBook drive, the free version of EaseUS Backup seems to be backing up my selected files... so far.
 

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I'm not a big fan of incrementals. It just adds a degree of risk for minimal benefit.
I just use Full and Differentials. Differentials don't take that long.

I prefer incrementals, save a lot of space.
 

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