Actually, Virtual PC in its current incarnation allow you to mount the Files
-- which simulate the PC disks -- as virtual disks in the Mac environment,
with Mac folders and files.  these can be backed up like any mac disk
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> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:11:41 -0700
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: Re: backups of virtual pc
> 
> 
> I run Virtual PC at home and exclude the file from my normal
> backups. I have a seperate script that backs up the big Virtual
> PC file once a day. It is a Recycle backup that runs everday
> since I only care about the most recent changes within this file.
> This works for me, it may not for you.
> 
> Retrospect is really not the issue here. Virtual PC by design
> saves everything into one big file. Anytime you make a change
> in the Virtual PC world the big Virtual PC file gets changed
> on the Mac side. Since Retrospect looks at the file's size, modifcation
> dates, etc. it notices this change and therefore must backup
> this file. That is what Retrospect does. To Retrospect, a Virtual
> PC file is like any other file. If it has changed in any way
> it must be backed up. I'm sure others are in your situation and
> may have other ideas as well.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> Brian
> 
> --- Original Message ---
> Stefan Jeglinski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Wrote on
> Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:37:08 -0400
> ------------------
>> Applescript to open file as mounted hard drive before backup
> (problem here
>> is the shutdown at night - assuming I could figure out how to
> write the
>> applescript - would this actually work? I am not sure)
> 
> I have an Applescript that opens the C Drive as a mounted volume.
> The 
> script then pulls certain known files out for copying to Zip.
> This is 
> not really a Retro related answer. Just to let you know that
> you can 
> do what you suggest with an Applescript. Whether Retro properly
> looks 
> on that mounted PC volume and does incremental backups according
> to 
> its usual rules is something I do not know.
> 
> 
> Stefan Jeglinski
> 
> 
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