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Windows 7: Possible to backup to 2 partitions?

06 Apr 2012   #11
MadSupra354

 

I'm trying to backup from my main storage drive to the 2 partitions on a Seagate hard drive.


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06 Apr 2012   #12
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Your response was real quick. That means that you are just backing up files and not wanting to make back-up images. In that case why do you consider my suggestion unsafe? It is just a common-or-garden suggestion.
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06 Apr 2012   #13
MadSupra354

 

I'm planning to both actually. I'm not really sure why I considered it unsafe to be honest. I just thought adding an entry to a context menu didn't seem reliable. You're suggesting to add an option for the things that come up when you right-click, right?
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06 Apr 2012   #14
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

That's it. Please just try and see. You need not add any shortcut there if you do not want to but I find it very useful.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
I'm planning to both actually. I'm not really sure why I considered it unsafe to be honest. I just thought adding an entry to a context menu didn't seem reliable. You're suggesting to add an option for the things that come up when you right-click, right?
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06 Apr 2012   #15
MadSupra354

 

I just read it again. I don't really understand, I want to backup using the native Windows backup, not sending everything on my main hard drive to both partitions.
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06 Apr 2012   #16
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Your thread is titled "Possible to backup to 2 partitions?"

What do you want to backup? (Some things, everything, etc.)
What format do you want it backed up in? (Data, an Image, a Compressed Folder, etc.)
Where do you want it to be backed up? (A copy on your new drive and the old one, on just the old one, etc.)

Be specific. One detailed post describing everything you'd like to do is better than a back-and-forth thing where neither party is quite sure what the other person wants.
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06 Apr 2012   #17
MadSupra354

 

I want to backup everything on my OS drive, in an image to both partitions on my Seagate hard drive. I like the idea of merging them, makes things tidier. So profdlb, should I merge them? Is it pretty straight forward what I have to do? Or should I do like you said earlier and extend the biggest partition? (Though I don't know how that would be easier, but I'm no expert) If so, how would I do that, or is the information I need in the tutorial?
Hope that makes things clear.
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06 Apr 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I do not understand this 'difficult' discussion.

1. Of course you can backup 2 partitions easily. If it is only data, I would just copy it. If there is an OS, I would image that partition - but not with Win7 imaging (which is a mess) but with free Macrium which is easy to use, reliable and fast.

2. If you want to add an entry to the sendto menu, press start and type shell:sendto, then click on the sendto entry above (or press Enter) and drag the shortcut of your sendto target from the desktop into the sendto folder. Then close the folder - done.
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06 Apr 2012   #19
MadSupra354

 

OK, downloaded it and it seems very easy to do. Though I will have to sacrifice Windows reminding me to backup, but as you said it's messy (Don't really know what you mean but OK ).
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06 Apr 2012   #20
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

So as you see, whs has explained everything succinctly. Now it is left to you to do what you think you want to do.
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