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Windows 7: One external hard drive for 2 seperate backups?

07 Nov 2012   #1
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
One external hard drive for 2 seperate backups?

I have a Verbatim 931 GB external drive that I use to make backups on my laptop using Acronis TIH 2012. I also have another laptop with Windows 7 on it that I was wondering if somehow or someway use the one external hard drive to make image backups that I will be able to restore if something goes wrong. I gues I would have to split the 931GB into 2 seperate partitions or drives or something. This is what I'm asking. Is it possible to use this one big external drive to make backups on 2 seperate computers? and if so how?


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08 Nov 2012   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by julio99 View Post
I have a Verbatim 931 GB external drive that I use to make backups on my laptop using Acronis TIH 2012. I also have another laptop with Windows 7 on it that I was wondering if somehow or someway use the one external hard drive to make image backups that I will be able to restore if something goes wrong. I gues I would have to split the 931GB into 2 seperate partitions or drives or something. This is what I'm asking. Is it possible to use this one big external drive to make backups on 2 seperate computers? and if so how?
Sure, that can be done. You need to go to this site Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD. and create a bootable CD which you can make partitions of any size on your external drive. It is free.
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08 Nov 2012   #3
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

you actually don't even have to partition the drive. Just name the backups different names
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