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    Exclamation Restore with Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 Free

    We have a criticial issue with Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 Free and willing to pay an honorarium for a solution. We regularly perform full (not incremental) backups to DVDs skipping only OS Auxilary files which Paragon describes as "files like pagefile.sys, hiberfil.sys, etc". The system is Win XP Pro SP3 with all current updates installed and uses Outlook Express 6 for the mail client. The mail database is saved in its default location of C:\Documents and Settings\%userid%\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\%uid%\Microsoft\Outlook Express\*.dbx files.

    The mail database was corrupted and most of it lost when Outlook Express automatically performed a normal maintenance function to compact the files. The mail contains critical documents such as legal contracts, correspondance, financial spreadsheets, ... you get the idea.

    I have been trying to restore the Outlook Express directory from the Paragon Backup DVDs for three days with no success. It seems the menu selections to perform the restore - Archives > Restore from the selected archive - and - Archive > Restore file from archive - are greyed out and cannot be selected no matter what I try. I should note this is under the Advanced user interface not the Express Mode.

    The backup DVDs, there are 7 for each backup, contain multiple compressed files of approx. 512,000 Kb each, and there is no apparant way to list the contents.

    The Paragon documentation is focused on performing backups and restores to a dedicated hard drive partition or network drive. There is little to no doc about restoring individual files or folders from DVDs. Any help will be greatly appreciated and a small honorarium is not out of the question for a successful solution. Thanks to all in advance.
    Last edited by ITPro; 2013-12-30 at 00:16.

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    Hi,

    Welcome to the Lounge.
    Sorry if you have tried this, but I thought it was still worth to aks. Have a look and see if these instructions help:

    http://kb.paragon-software.com/parag...9091&foLang=en
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    Thanks ruirib. Already tried the article you referenced in the Paragon KB. "Double-click *.PBF file. It will open archived data in tree-view" ... if only that were the case. Double clicking the PBF file on any of the backup DVDs shows nothing. Thanks for trying.

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    This article supposedly shows how you do it from the wizard:

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=351662

    Also, the original article offers more than way to do it. Have you tried those? Also, have you tried with more than one set of DVDs?
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    I would guess you may not be able to perform this procedure from a DVD source if the image is split among more than one DVD. If one performs a complete restore to a spare drive the required files should be accessible.

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    Regarding backup to DVD I would recommend Handy Backup http://www.handybackup.net/backup_te...p_to_dvd.shtml

    It`s easier than Paragon.

    Btw they offer a huge discount now - 40 or 50% off, not sure exactly.

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    Standard every day Wal Mart price is $79 for a 1T Toshiba USB3 hard drive. You can store about 222 DVD’s worth of info there. That is a lot of storage and much faster retrieval that retrieve from DVD. You may be able to copy your images there. Then continue for many years.
    Just a thought.
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