Actually Shades, we only use XP Pro on our network. With the budget crunch, I doubt that we will be purchasing anything newer in the near future. I was testing the script on one machine and it took hours to copy the 14gb over to the c drive. Of courses, i was aware it wasn't going to be quick.
Target: I was testing it only on one machine yesterday. I usually use USBDLM to manage flash drives since our network has multiple drives mapped upon login. I believe I can use USBDLM to give it the same drive letter everytime but will need to check that out. but the laptop I was testing on does not have USBDLM installed on it.
Since my experience with Windows Backup is limited, not sure if it can do what you say or not. It would be nice to have saved a full backup and then just do changes only.
I cannot say for sure about how often I would do this since part of the problem is the frequency in which I plug it in. I may go for a week or more and not plug it in and then it may get plugged in to the same machine 5 times in one day.
Which is why I want it to ask me before before it actually backs up just in case I don't have time for it to run.
I did try the one USB Flash Tools that Phil recommended but it cannot open the source file for some reason. I have selected the correct drive. Not sure how to fix this one.
I have not tried the USBDumper program yet.
I just thought this would be an easy no brainer for someone to whip out in a
short amount of time, but guess i was wrong. You know something like the USB Flash tools does... select the source, then select the destination, then select your compression method. Also to select full or changes only since last time(is this too much?) boom! it starts!