Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
If you DON'T check it, you will not get an image and you will not be backing up Windows. So, check it if you want to back up your Windows installation. You can't back up your Windows installation without an image.
The image file will probably be smaller than C, due to compression.
thank you, that was quiete clear)
Quote: Originally Posted by JimLewandowski
No compression. It simply images only USED blocks (re: cluster size).
can you please share any good source for this information?
Quote: Originally Posted by mjf
I strongly recommend you do not check that box in your backup schedule. If you do every "backup" operation will include a system image as well as a file/folder backup. These are totally different things lumped together in the backup options.
thank you, mjf
let me conclude what you recommended: i should create one or more (different) images directly with "Create a system image" or Backup - "Change Settings" with no checked boxes but "Include a system image of drives".[please see the picture below. i guess you get the same result with those different ways.] THAN set up a scheduled backup for files and folders by selecting them, NOT checking "Include a system image of drives".
so you have two backups (one for system image - not scheduled and one for selected files and folders - scheduled). so you need something additional to make your way of backing up scheduled, right?