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Windows 7: Thinking about changing backup program from Norton Ghost but to what??

23 Feb 2018   #11
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Macrium reflect can handle multiboot computers. It can even backup a Linux only computer but you have to run it from the recovery disk or USB stick.
I booted my computer to Windows, installed Macrium Reflect Free, and created a Macrium recovery disk. I then switched to my Linux hard drive and booted with the Macrium recovery disk. I then tried to back up the now-Linux computer, but Macrium couldn't see the Linux drive. (Perhaps if I used NTFS in Linux, Macrium could do it.) However, someone sent me a message telling me that he WAS able to do the above Linux backup with the Macrium recovery disk. And he has EXT4 volumes, not NTFS.

I read about a guy who boots with a Ubuntu Linux Live disk, then uses GPARTED to copy any partition (Linux, Windows, etc.) to an external hard drive, then use it to shrink the partition afterward. He said that years ago he used to do backups that way with Partition Magic.

Steve Gibson ("SpinRite") recommends Terabyte for backing up Windows and Linux.

Redo Backup (http://redobackup.org/) is a bare-metal backup backup system; you run it by booting with a "Live" CD, and it boots into its own OS, allowing you to backup whatever OS you are running. Redo Backup is free.


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25 Feb 2018   #12
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

I thank you all for all the tips and your insights.

Is there any more of you in here who have experiences and opinions about these programs i mention in the first post, or any other tips about programs?
I'm going to have dual boot on and it wold be nice if i can use the backup programs over the network, both when i backup and recover.

Have a nice day :)
//Marie
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25 Feb 2018   #13
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...Steve Gibson ("SpinRite") recommends Terabyte for backing up Windows and Linux..." I'm familiar with two Terabyte Unlimited 's backup products:
-- Image for Windows (CUI and GUI), and
-- BootIt Bare Metal, which includes a function calling up Image for windows or Image for Linux or Image for DOS
Neither of the above is free after a trial period.
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26 Feb 2018   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"...Steve Gibson ("SpinRite") recommends Terabyte for backing up Windows and Linux..." I'm familiar with two Terabyte Unlimited 's backup products:
-- Image for Windows (CUI and GUI), and
-- BootIt Bare Metal, which includes a function calling up Image for windows or Image for Linux or Image for DOS
Neither of the above is free after a trial period.
Even though it worked great in XP, I found Terabyte would bog down to an unacceptable crawl in Win 7. I've seen others report the same problem. I use FreeFileSync to copy and paste large blocks of data as well as for backing up data.
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26 Feb 2018   #15
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

...Terabyte would bog down to an unacceptable crawl in Win 7..." LadyF, that's why I always imply the need for users to try, experiment with, different free or fee products before settling on just one or two.
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