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Windows 7: try to backup and it puts 656Gb on backup drive

30 Jan 2012   #31
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have initially used Windows7 imaging. But I found it to be very iffy and not very reliable, That's why I switched to free Macrium which has never given me any problems in backups and recoveries. T

here is also free Paragon which I have used a few times. It makes differentials which is nice if you are short of storage space. But I prefer full images. They are much easier to manage.


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30 Jan 2012   #32
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martygene View Post
ok. now that i have reinstalled Win7 64 and everything is fine and i made a backup of C: drive like i tried to do before all this happened, earlier you spoke of a better way to do backups. if you would, can you tell me of those opetions?
thanks
I'd use Macrium to backup my "system" (C partition) and use a "file-by-file" backup program to back up personal data. There are many of the latter--most of them free--which all work on the same principle.
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