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Windows 7: Backing up a HD with multiple partitions and Operating Systems.


04 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Backing up a HD with multiple partitions and Operating Systems.

Hi, I just finished setting up a triple-boot-system with Windows 7 and 2 Linux distros, and it got me thinking about the perils of making backups.

Should I treat every individual partition as if it is it's own Hard Drive, meaning I only Image 1 partition at a time?

Or should I image the whole drive as one, imaging all partitions?

As of right now I'm currently using Macrium Reflect to do my backups.

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04 Dec 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bishop101 View Post
Hi, I just finished setting up a triple-boot-system with Windows 7 and 2 Linux distros, and it got me thinking about the perils of making backups.

Should I treat every individual partition as if it is it's own Hard Drive, meaning I only Image 1 partition at a time?

Or should I image the whole drive as one, imaging all partitions?

As of right now I'm currently using Macrium Reflect to do my backups.
Pro's and con's to both. Personally I would do them separately, that way if you stuffed a windows partition you wouldnt have to pour a linux ditro back. Its faster and cleaner..
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