Quote: Originally Posted by bishop101
Hi, I have a 1TB external hard drive that I will use to make a Backup Image. I'm going to Use Symantec Ghost to make a backup Image.
Should I partition the External hard drive first? I would also like to use it to store other files and folders. If so, how big should the partition with the backup Images be?
How large is a typical Image backup file? I also plan on backing up 2 other linux machines.
A separate partition is completely unnecessary. I'd just make a folder called C-image-111711 or something like that to date it.
Most here would frown on Symantec Ghost, but it's your choice.
An image of C is probably going to be between 40 and 60 percent of the size of the occupied space on C. That can be adjusted a bit using different compression levels within the imaging program, if available.