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Windows 7: How to backup directly to another drive?


09 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to backup directly to another drive?

Using windows backup, how can I back up directly to another drive WITHOUT creating the large "backup file" and then using restore on the file?

I could copy the files over to another drive, but I want to retain the date modified/created data and copying over would just make a new copy and use the current date.

I was thinking of cloning the disk but doesn't that clone the fragmentation and stuff as well?


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09 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Yes a clone is an exact duplicate!

Try Clonezilla!
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09 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Check out this free tool from Microsoft.

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - SyncToy 2.1

I use the Echo setting and any changes I make on my main drive is changed on the backup. You can set up the whole drive or individual folders you choose.

Jim
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