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    automated (batch) windows 10 system image

    Anyone have suggestions on including system imaging into a regular backup script, i.e., as part of nightly maintenance and all other backups (including Acronis and rsync of special files to a VPS) for Windows 10?


    For example, I still am using powershell commands which seem to work fine in Windows 10. However, perhaps newer features might offer compression and/or password security?


    My external D drive is bitlocked, and I include the following command in a Cygwin script:


    /cygdrive/c/Windows/System32/WindowsPowerShell/v1.0/powershell.exe -command 'C:/Windows/System32/wbadmin.exe start backup "-backupTarget:D:" "-include:C:" -quiet -vssFull -allCritical' >>& /var/tmp/log.image

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingber View Post
    Anyone have suggestions on including system imaging into a regular backup script...
    I know that you can run Macrium Reflect (free) as a task so you should be able to run it as part of a larger script. Is that what you are looking for?
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    gsmith-plm:

    Hi. No, I already can run Acronis as a task, and I have run several other backups as a task just fine, including Reflect.

    I also now do run Windows system image as a task, using scripts I've used since Win7, which surprisingly still works in Win10.

    However, right now, I want to check if there is any NEWER way in Win10 to run system image as a regular batch task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingber View Post
    However, right now, I want to check if there is any NEWER way in Win10 to run system image as a regular batch task.
    I'm always looking for new ideas. Is there anything in particular you would like to do differently? Or just looking for alternatives out of curiosity?
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    Just what I stated:
    "However, perhaps newer features might offer compression and/or password security?"

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