Quote: Originally Posted by kado897
Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
Curious the direction this thread has gone. I mentioned the elusive problem I was having with MR to corroborate how an obscure hardware issue can cause MR to go wonky and now we are discussing the evils of data on the C: drive.
Although this thread is about Macrium it is useful to cover other areas that make imaging easier. Data doesn't really need imaging but an OS and programs do so it makes sense to separate them as much as possible.
While what you say is technically true, imaging remains the easiest way to backup data because keeping track of changes and deletions, as well as new data, is harder when just copying new data over to another disk. If maintaining a data base on a disk that never changes other than additions, then copying files for backups would work just fine and would be similar to cloning (cloning is something else that MR can do).
Frankly, I'm more concerned about losing data than I am the OS and programs. Although tedious and timeconsuming as all get out, an OS and programs can be rebuilt. Data, once gone, is usually gone forever. Being the lazy old broad I am, I prefer backing up everything.