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Windows 7: Possible to backup to 2 partitions?

06 Apr 2012   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

But messy I mean that you cannot control it - it controls you. And it is unreliable too.


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06 Apr 2012   #22
MadSupra354

 

What do you mean by unreliable? This might seem like a stupid question, but is it possible to encrypt both partitions with BitLocker?
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06 Apr 2012   #23
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
What do you mean by unreliable? This might seem like a stupid question, but is it possible to encrypt both partitions with BitLocker?
Unreliable means that I have seen many, many people that had made images with Windows 7 imaging but were unable to recover with those images - for a whole slew of different reasons.

To help those people, I have written a special tutorial: System Image - Recover a Broken Windows 7 System Image

Regarding encryption I cannot help you. I know nothing about it. My guess would be that encryption would complicate your life. But I would defer to a Guru who knows the ins and outs of encryption.
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06 Apr 2012   #24
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
OK, downloaded it and it seems very easy to do. Though I will have to sacrifice Windows reminding me to backup...
Nope. For Imaging I use Macrium myself and have it set to run automatically on a schedule. No need for a reminder, it just does it.
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06 Apr 2012   #25
MadSupra354

 

Windows backup does run silently, it's just I encrypt the drive and a message will appear in Action Center saying 'Not enough space' even though there is, it's just encrypted. But it's good to know that Macrium will do it too.
I encourage you guys to stay subscribed. As of right now, I don't need to backup to both partitions. When I run out of space I will, but I need to be sure this is the right thing to do.
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