Re: Good. Now all we need in Windows NTBackup ported to Windows 7
Unless you like to roll your own scripts using vshadow.exe (Did this for use with rsync. Yeah I'm a glutton for punishment) Microsoft still threatens to pull the VSS service, but its the only thing that lets you backup files in use, registry hives etc, ending up with a complete backup vs Documents (If your lucky)
The best option for most, is to subscribe for a license to Archronis. Uses VSS, and can provide cloud options if you want, but the local backup is the go.
(Disclaimer: I hate subscription models. I think Archronis is what ntbackup should have been, but it could be more versatile. I think its about double the price of AV but IMHO Its the only option)