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Express HD, why backup the backup drive?


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I use retrospect HD 1.1 with no issue.

Something that always puzzled me is:


why does retrospect backup the backup drive.

Note that I put other files on the maxtor drive

Can I configure retrospect HD 1.1 it to not do backup the backup drive?


backup of the "C" main drive (all as expected):


7/15/2009 9:52:54 PM: Copying Local Disk (C:)

7/15/2009 11:28:08 PM: Snapshot stored, 106.0 MB

7/15/2009 11:28:20 PM: Comparing Local Disk (C:)

7/16/2009 12:50:49 AM: Execution completed successfully

Completed: 111816 files, 44.7 GB

Performance: 541.4 MB/minute (523.7 copy, 560.3 compare)

Duration: 02:57:54 (00:09:01 idle/loading/preparing)


backup of the backup drive (unexpected):


7/16/2009 12:50:49 AM: Copying maxtor (V:)

7/16/2009 12:52:35 AM: Execution stopped by operator

Remaining: 2732 files, 210.1 GB

Completed: 8 files, 707.5 MB

Performance: 442.1 MB/minute

Duration: 00:01:45 (00:00:09 idle/loading/preparing)


Thank you,




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Hi Robin,


I am ashamed to tell you that you are right.


but, although this is well documented, this usage model is a bit of a surprise to me.

Backing up the destination drive on itself seems

to provide very limited benefit.


I would have expect to see a check BOX mentionning "backup the destination drive"


Thank you for pointing this to me,





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