Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
The best place to store an image, any image, not just Macrium is on an external hard disk drive. It will not allow you to store it on the partition you are imaging for obvious reasons and it is not a good idea to use a partition on the same drive because if one partition on a drive fails it is likely that the others will also.
The WinPE disk that was mentioned is not the backup, it is a cut down version of Windows that can be booted directly from the disk. This is necessary because you can't restore an image to a running partition.
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Yes,basically that is the most common and best option on what I read,to make image on external.
But that is why I wanted to do this two options,
First. backup on the same drive but different partition,
- this is just for an occasional system reimage considering that all are working well (windows,hdd,etc)
- with this i dont need any external hdd or cd, since I wont be carrying my external hdd or cd everytime.
Second. Create a backup CD/DVD.
- A bootable CD that includes windows with my pre-installed drivers
and softwares. Just like the recovery disc of most laptops.
- this just in case my windows wont boot or my hdd fails.
- a stand alone cd that dont need any other sources(e.g. hdd,external,usb)
I have read about macrium, acronis and windows backup/restore options, but I cant find the exact thing I wanted. Or maybe I coudnt understand it well.
and I have to be cautious, I dont wanna make mistakes or lose files.