Okay, now that I finally got my 500 GB drives and partitions setup and working, I want to create a backup image file of my active boot partition.
Easily done but problem is my boot partition is huge, as it contains my 200++ GB worth of user files ( and only 35GB worth of windows\program files). And the typical image backup programs (Win 7 backup, EaseUS, Macrium, Acronis WD 2009, Paragon, etc ) dont allow you to exxlude folders from an image. I wont go near the ultra buggy newer Acronis ones that do allow for exlusions.
So it occurs to me life would be much easier if I do what many do and have a smaller active partition for windows etc, and a larger one for data.
In that way I can create smaller image backups of the active partition, and do so much faster.
QUESTION - I can use something like Partiion Wizard (or Disk Management) to resize the partions on my main drive, but what size should I make the active C drive?? I dont want to run out of space by making too small, or end up with large image files if is too big. Would it make sense to say keep the active partitons at say 100GB?? Too big?? Too small?? Currently i have about 35 GB worth
of Windows and Program files.