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Windows 7: A really good backup strategy

15 Aug 2010   #11
barend

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barend View Post
Haven't found ANY software that produced a recovery dvd that after booting recognized my e-sata drive.
Got sick of trying.
Bought a 500Gb internal in HDD and that works like a champ as backup medium.
Only a fire should not happen LOL.
That is really strange. If your eSata drive has a drive letter, the recovery DVD should be able to recognize it. Did you try Macrium?

Macrium: Same story.
The drive letter actually exists only in Windows (you don't see them in the bios).
Problem is of course what works in Windows does not necessarily work under some weird o/s (like an outlandish linux version or good old MSDOS) that's used for recovery disks.
All partition letters are garbled or mixed up.
I have found most recovery discs flaky at best.
Backup software MUST be reliable or they're a no-no.
Period.


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15 Aug 2010   #12
whs
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But enormous backups slow down the PC too much imo.
They really don't. If you keep running Macrium in the background, you can continue doing most tasks with no impact - unless you want to do video editing at the same time. There is relatively little CPU time used - it is just that the disk channel is being kept busy which produces a small impact.
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