Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Backup startegies

13 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Backup startegies

Currently I have 4 HDDs.
Disk1: C:System and D:Programs
Disk2 - Data1, Disk3 - Data2, Disk4 - Data3.
Have 4 disks for my backups. Connect via USB Extrenal Drive Controller.
I use my partition manager software to clone Disk1, so backup is bootable.
I use SyncToy in Echo mode to backup the 3 data disks.
This works fine, depending on how often I do my backups of course. Takes a bit of time, especially cloning disk1, as everything is copied each time.

Question is: Assuming I have enough disk bays (or networking a 2nd PC), am I better or worse off putting my in-use and backup drives in the PC together and using mirrored dynamic disks? In theory, apart from a slight degredation in performance, I should always have a backup disk instantly available.

My motherboard does not have RAID facilities.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Backup startegies

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33