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The problem is that it's a matter of luck for an actual McAfee person to read this particular forum.
To be quite honest, I wouldn't use this feature as there are products out there that do a much better job, are more easily configurable and, as they are specifically designed for the task, work better, cover more file types etc.
However I did come across this article which may give you some help: http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=106924&lc=1033&partner=10005&type= TS
If you need technical help there is always the Technical Support Chat line, linked in my signature. Disable all pop-up blockers or it wont work.
Or, I can flag this for attention but I would need more details:
Your operating system, service pack and whether or not you are totally up to date with Microsoft updates.
Your installed McAfee products:
Double-click the taskbar icon to open Security Center then click "View Details" or "About" at the lower right-hand corner and post the details from each module.
Thanks for taking the effort to reply. A bit disappointing that the best advice is not to use it but you may well be right.
One way (the way?) to make MDB lighter on the resources is to turn off the "encryption" and "compression" options.
I have already done that - see penultimate line of my original post where I described my current settings.
My apologies... I missed that in your original post.
In that case, let's see if we can get someone else to have a look at this issue.
Flagged your post for attention.
Are you willing to tell us what you'd recommend? :)
I've used Restrospect Express and Acronis True Image myself with few problems.
I tend to burn my backups manually to rerwritable optical media. (DVD-RAM). That way I can be very selective of exactly what I backup. I rarely use the backup software, unless I want to copy entire partitions/disks, then Acronis is the one.
Thanks so much, Peter. I really appreciate the reply. I don't want to make a full disk image, but I do have more to back up than is easily manageable with DVDs. I want to be able to specify which folders to back up, and then do full and incremental backups of them to a network disk on a regular basis.
I'll check out the programs you recommended.
3. Defrag the drive space all file systems:
- click My Computer
- right-click the C: drive
- click Properties
- open the tab Tools
- under the section "Defragmentation" click Defragment Now... (note, defragmenting the drive can take a LONG time)
- defrag your other drives as well in a similar manner
4. Backing up a folder
- create a new folder, and put some average sized files in it, so that the folder is about 100MB large.
- set up McAfee DataBackup to ONLY back-up this new folder. Make sure that compression and encryption are turned OFF
- Back up this test folder and monitor the time it takes and the amount of CPU usage
- If the above usage is acceptable try increasing the size of the test data folder - repeat the process for folders of 500MB abd 1GB in size, and so on.