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Windows 7: Is there a way to Backup to an Internal Drive vs. an External Drive?

18 Apr 2020   #11

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lynch View Post
Is there a way to Backup to an Internal Drive vs. an External Drive?

I really do not want to have an External Drive on my desk.
Since I use a Tower, it has shelves for additional drives.
I understand that if the Drive with the O/S on it fails, I will need to replace it.
I also understand that I would need to run a Restore from a second Internal Drive.
Great, no additional Device on my desk and one less thing to provide external power for.
Hopefully, there is a way, using Microsoft software to do this.
Can you help me with this?

The short answer to your question is "YES". I do it all the time.
But then you add stipulations that make that answer a lot harder.

The easiest way (for me anyway) is to just CLONE your C: drive to another Internal HD of equal or greater size.

Every week, I boot up my PC with my GHOST Backup/Restore CD and run the DISK to DISK (clone) backup routine, and clone my 120GB SSD to my 2TB Seagate HD.

My PC is set up in the BIOS to boot from the SSD and the clone just sits there quietly doing nothing.
To guarantee total isolation of the Clone, I can just reach in and unplug it. It's safe and ready when I might need it.

You could do something similar, with a minimum of effort.
Cheers mate,
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