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Windows 7: Backup Partition Protection

13 Oct 2013   #1
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Backup Partition Protection

Hi all,
At the 1st time, I made a windows 7 backup partition by "Backup and Restore"..
But a question is risen in my mind
That is: I made a backup partition but it looks like a normal partition. So I think it may be affected by virus or other dangerous things..
So how can I save the backup partition from these things
Or, backup partition serves extra protection to save itself from the dangerous things ?????

Thanks...


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13 Oct 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In my opinion a backup should not just be a partition it should be a complete different drive. If they are on the same drive and the drive fails you have lost access to your operating system partition as well as your backup partition.
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13 Oct 2013   #3
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
In my opinion a backup should not just be a partition it should be a complete different drive. If they are on the same drive and the drive fails you have lost access to your operating system partition as well as your backup partition.
Thanks for comment..
But it is not possible to me to buy External HDD...
Have you know how can I increase the security of backup partition...???????
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13 Oct 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you can access the backup partition a virus can access the backup partition.
I personally don't know how you can protect one partition more than the other one on the same drive.

Don't get in a hurry their is a good chance other members have some ideas.
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13 Oct 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I agree with LB. A backup on a partition that resides on the same physical drive is pretty useless. The main thing is that you backup your own data because that you can never recover without a backup. The OS can always be reconstructed one way or another.

I would also not worry so much about a virus in your data but about a failure of the drive. If you cannot get an external HDD, I suggest you work with a large USB stick or even a large SD card. Those options are not too expensive. I recently bought a 32GB USB2 stick for $15.99 - but that was in the US on sale at Newegg.
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13 Oct 2013   #6
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If you can access the backup partition a virus can access the backup partition.
I personally don't know how you can protect one partition more than the other one on the same drive.

Don't get in a hurry their is a good chance other members have some ideas.
Thanks...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2013   #7
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I agree with LB. A backup on a partition that resides on the same physical drive is pretty useless. The main thing is that you backup your own data because that you can never recover without a backup. The OS can always be reconstructed one way or another.

I would also not worry so much about a virus in your data but about a failure of the drive. If you cannot get an external HDD, I suggest you work with a large USB stick or even a large SD card. Those options are not too expensive. I recently bought a 32GB USB2 stick for $15.99 - but that was in the US on sale at Newegg.
Thanks for comment...
I have a pen drive size 32 GB of Transcend...
Can I use this for backup..????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2013   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rx123yz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I agree with LB. A backup on a partition that resides on the same physical drive is pretty useless. The main thing is that you backup your own data because that you can never recover without a backup. The OS can always be reconstructed one way or another.

I would also not worry so much about a virus in your data but about a failure of the drive. If you cannot get an external HDD, I suggest you work with a large USB stick or even a large SD card. Those options are not too expensive. I recently bought a 32GB USB2 stick for $15.99 - but that was in the US on sale at Newegg.
Thanks for comment...
I have a pen drive size 32 GB of Transcend...
Can I use this for backup..????
Sure you can use that as long as the amount of data that you want to backup will fit. If your C partition is less than appr. 50GB, you could even store an image of the whole partition on it - but use free Macrium for that.

Imaging with free Macrium
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13 Oct 2013   #9
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I have found a software named: "Deep Freeze"
Which provides a interesting thing to me
By this soft I can freeze the partition at time
I copy or delete anything from this partition & restart my pc. The partition is freezed with that time I freeze that..
Will it work better ???
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13 Oct 2013   #10
rx123yz

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rx123yz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I agree with LB. A backup on a partition that resides on the same physical drive is pretty useless. The main thing is that you backup your own data because that you can never recover without a backup. The OS can always be reconstructed one way or another.

I would also not worry so much about a virus in your data but about a failure of the drive. If you cannot get an external HDD, I suggest you work with a large USB stick or even a large SD card. Those options are not too expensive. I recently bought a 32GB USB2 stick for $15.99 - but that was in the US on sale at Newegg.
Thanks for comment...
I have a pen drive size 32 GB of Transcend...
Can I use this for backup..????
Sure you can use that as long as the amount of data that you want to backup will fit. If your C partition is less than appr. 50GB, you could even store an image of the whole partition on it - but use free Macrium for that.

Imaging with free Macrium
Thanks I will try that..
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