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Windows 7: How to partition my external HDD?

02 Dec 2009   #11
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok cool thanks I have them both where I want them now.

I just have to download acronis & back up my OS now.

Can I use Acronis to bakc up Ubuntu does anyone know?


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02 Dec 2009   #12
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

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02 Dec 2009   #13
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Hmm. And that program would take place of Acronis then for my OS backup?

I'll still use 2nd copy for the media backup?
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02 Dec 2009   #14
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

It;s up to you actually If your familiar with your then use it
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02 Dec 2009   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Johnny:

I do something pretty similar to what you want to do. I use imaging programs and I have used Second Copy for over 10 years. It is a great program.

It is entirely your choice, but I don't see any advantage to putting Second Copy backups in one partition and Acronis backups in another. In fact, a possible disadvantage of 2 partitions is that you will sooner or later run low on space in one partition and then be faced with having to shrink partitions or reallocate space--why bother with that????

I would simply use one big partition and then divide the backups into a folder structure. If the backup drive is F, then use F:\Acronis and F:\Second Copy.

I assume you realize that Second Copy backs up ONLY on a file by file basis--it does not image.
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02 Dec 2009   #16
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
It;s up to you actually If your familiar with your then use it
I'm not familiar with any of them, but Acronis was just suggested to me to make an .iso backup of my entire OS.

I am aware Second copy only does file by file basis - thats exactly what I want so I can access them at any time like normal.

So if I'm not familiar with any other program & plan to use 2nd copy for data, what should I be using for OS backup?
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02 Dec 2009   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Macrium Free has the best and most user-friendly interface. It runs very quickly also. I have yet to hear anything negative about it.

Nothing wrong with using both Macrium and Acronis. With a bit of luck, one or the other of them will work when needed.
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03 Dec 2009   #18
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Macrium Free has the best and most user-friendly interface. It runs very quickly also. I have yet to hear anything negative about it.

Nothing wrong with using both Macrium and Acronis. With a bit of luck, one or the other of them will work when needed.
Well I'd prefer to just use one program & become familar with it.

I would try the Macrium, but the link above doesnt give me permission any more?

So I guess I'll just go with Acronis even though I wasnt aware it wasnt free.
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03 Dec 2009   #19
gregrocker

 

The problem is when you plug it into explorer via USB it may only see the first partition.

You need some kind of manager to choose partition to access.
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03 Dec 2009   #20
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