How to run data only backups using WBADMIN? (without creating a system image)
In Windows Backup, you can create and schedule a backup of data files only without creating a System Image and is pretty straightforward, just uncheck and aptly-named box in the GUI. However, I have been unable to find a way to disable system images using WBADMIN. What's more, if you try to use the customize -include parameter, you may get a nasty error: "A partial backup of volumes is not supported on this version of Windows." Now, I assume that creating backups of partial system images is the "feature" that has been nerfed in Windows 7, but is there a work around for this if I did not want a system image on the first place?
July 29th, 2011 1:59pm

Hi, Based on my test and research, using wbadmin command seems create system image by default. And there’s no parameter to exclude system image. More about wbadmin, refer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742083(WS.10).aspx Thank you for your understanding. Regards, Leo Huang Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
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August 1st, 2011 11:58pm

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