I'm trying to schedule an automated backup for the first time, to see how it works. I am using an existing full backup of my Vista boot drive as a test, which is named "q6600-20081127.arc". I have successfully created new differential backups (obviously named "q6600-200811272.arc" and "q6600-200811273.arc").
For the test, I want to create an incremental (not differential) backup to the existing q6600-20081127.arc set. The task was created and the event set for 1:00 pm earlier today. At 1:00 pm, I did notice a flurry of disk activity on the correct drives. However, my system suddenly became extremely sluggish. I eventually discovered that something was consuming all the RAM in my system (99% memory usage on an 8GB machine). The boot drive was at 100% disk busy time. There were no processes listed as being a memory hog, so this must have been a service causing the problem.
I fired up Drive Image (which took a couple of minutes just for that!), but it did not seem to show any scheduled job status or progress. Finally, Vista's Reliability and Performance Monitor claimed that the system was reading from the q6600-20081127.arc file and then writing it to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\Report0240bb7b\q6600-20081127.arc . What would cause that? WER should not be getting involved at all. I'll have to wait for the system to finish doing whatever it is doing before I can investigate further.
Has anyone else successfully run a scheduled backup like this, or seen this problem? I'm running Drive Image 4.4 on 64-bit Vista SP1.