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Windows 7: Whole PC Backup saving space by selecting partitions to back up for

21 Jul 2014   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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While I agree the system should be backed up (and I backup mine by imaging it at least once a week), why would you feel data shouldn't be backed up?
Because its not the topic of this thread
Oh kay. Excuse me for trying to be helpful.


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21 Jul 2014   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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Hi guys.

If it is still unclear (hmm) ...

@mjf: thanks, now I see that I can "hack" me a LiveCD with MacriumFree - lets see if I find time for that.
I didn't think it was that unclear in the end. Macrium seems the way to go for you. I'm not sure what you mean by "hack" a LiveCD. If you mean burn the rescue pe to a CD/DVD I would definitely find the time to do that or else your images can't be restored. It is also wise to make sure the Rescue disk boots and picks up the images. Short of a restore, the rescue CD lets you mount the images for browsing and this is a check that everything is ok. While I'm at it the rescue disk also lets you make images as well independent of the Windows 7 OS (if you ever need to).
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21 Jul 2014   #13
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The only free solution which will create bootable pe media, and allow selective volume imaging, and let you exclude any files/folders from a volume image is Paragon.

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Download & User Manual


The free solution which create pe media, and allows selective volume backup , full, incremental, differential, and has a file folder backup function separately is aomei backupoper.
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27 Jul 2014   #14
MPREv

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Oh kay. Excuse me for trying to be helpful.
No Problem.
I've realized many people getting answers for questions they don't ask, maybe they help them.
I usually ask explicitly for what I need (pointing out that I want to skip data).

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I didn't think it was that unclear in the end. Macrium seems the way to go for you.
I'm not sure what you mean by "hack" a LiveCD.
If you mean burn the rescue pe to a CD/DVD I would definitely find the time to do that or else your images can't be restored.
It is also wise to make sure the Rescue disk boots and picks up the images. Short of a restore, the rescue CD lets you mount the images for browsing and this is a check that everything is ok. While I'm at it the rescue disk also lets you make images as well independent of the Windows 7 OS (if you ever need to).
By "Hack" I mean downloading the PE environment and creating a LiveCD with a installed Macrium on the LiveCD, so that I can use it from CD to do the backUp.

Propably there is still something unclear.
The Rescue CD from alot tools is only a CD that helps restoring the backup image (?!?) ... but I also want to do the backup/imaging process directly from the booted live CD.
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27 Jul 2014   #15
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I do not use SR so I image my machine every other day. Only takes about 20 minutes with the Windows Built in backup.
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27 Jul 2014   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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... but I also want to do the backup/imaging process directly from the booted live CD.
Macrium free or paid does this.
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27 Jul 2014   #17
SIW2

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All of the well known free ones do that.

They all let you select which partitions to image.

They all backup and restore from booted media.

Only paragon also lets you exclude files/folders from a backup image.
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27 Jul 2014   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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Only paragon also lets you exclude files/folders from a backup image.
I didn't think this capability was asked for?
I guess it could be useful for some data partitions.
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27 Jul 2014   #19
SIW2

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He wanted to save space. Might be of interest. It is relevant.
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