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Windows 7: New 1tb Drive best practice for partitions

26 Apr 2011   #51
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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just realized that this free version of Macrium Reflect doesn't do differential backups and has the schedule function gimped out.
True, free Macrium cannot do differentials (which I hate anyhow) - you loose one in the chain and you lost it all.
Actually that is an incremental backup. A differential backup is a full backup the first time and everything that has changed since the last full backup. As long as you have the full backup and the latest differential, you are right back in business.

i think it takes me between 4-8 minutes to image my computer. It's about 40GB on the SSD drive and I image to an internal 1TB WD Caviar Black drive.


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26 Apr 2011   #52
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Actually that is an incremental backup. A differential backup is a full backup the first time and everything that has changed since the last full backup. As long as you have the full backup and the latest differential, you are right back in business.
I know, I know. I always mix up the wording. Sorry.
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26 Apr 2011   #53
JeremyAlexander

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok forget about all that incremental stuff, I can delete the old ones. I guess I just need something that I can schedule to run either by itself or with command line switches I can put into a task. In order that it could be left to run when I am asleep or away. There's seems to be alot of really smart ppl here so I know the answer will come. Thank you all for your time.
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27 Apr 2011   #54
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeremyAlexander View Post
Ok forget about all that incremental stuff, I can delete the old ones. I guess I just need something that I can schedule to run either by itself or with command line switches I can put into a task. In order that it could be left to run when I am asleep or away. There's seems to be alot of really smart ppl here so I know the answer will come. Thank you all for your time.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
One install = one Licence.
Two installs = two licences

Disk0 Partition 1 should no less tham 100gb.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Disk1 partition 1 you could uses for a first install backup image.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files
Here you go.
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27 Apr 2011   #55
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeremyAlexander View Post
Ok forget about all that incremental stuff, I can delete the old ones. I guess I just need something that I can schedule to run either by itself or with command line switches I can put into a task. In order that it could be left to run when I am asleep or away. There's seems to be alot of really smart ppl here so I know the answer will come. Thank you all for your time.
Windows 7 Image Backup. It has a scheduling feature.

You may run into the problem with any backup application, including the built in, that if you schedule it to wake your computer from sleep, it will wake up, start the backup, and go back to sleep after the timeout. There are ways around this - like setting the sleep timeout before and after in a script.

Here is the command line reference:

Wbadmin
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27 Apr 2011   #56
JeremyAlexander

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 
Windows Backup Image - No Dice

Well Thanks for all that but it doesn't appear to work.
I tried this for my sons computer and then mine neither of them work.
New 1tb Drive best practice for partitions-capture-1.png
He has plenty of room and yet.
New 1tb Drive best practice for partitions-capture2.png
Trying to resolve found this here:
Backup Problem - Not enough disc space?!!
So I guess still looking for a way to restore that can be scheduled.
And Yes the partition I am trying to backup is on a seperate drive from the one I am trying to back it up on. Thinking maybe it's a write priviledge of some kind but unable to resolve.


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27 Apr 2011   #57
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try with Wbadmin from an elevated Command prompt. It may work. The command is:

wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:X: -include:Y:

Wher X is the volume to which you want to backup and Y is the volume that you want to backup.
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27 Apr 2011   #58
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeremyAlexander View Post
Well Thanks for all that but it doesn't appear to work.
I tried this for my sons computer and then mine neither of them work.
Attachment 151586
He has plenty of room and yet.
Attachment 151587
Trying to resolve found this here:
Backup Problem - Not enough disc space?!!
So I guess still looking for a way to restore that can be scheduled.
And Yes the partition I am trying to backup is on a seperate drive from the one I am trying to back it up on. Thinking maybe it's a write priviledge of some kind but unable to resolve.
In the thread you refer to the 100MB system reserved partition is mentioned. If you have one and it does not have 50MB free you will get the error reported.

Windows Disk Management will show you the free space in the system reserved partition.
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28 Apr 2011   #59
JeremyAlexander

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bit
 
 

Yeah, I read it before I put a link to it. That's not the problem.
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30 Apr 2011   #60
gregrocker

 

My understanding is reader always parks at ouside of disk, so partitioning cannot gain seek speed. This is why we suggest placing OS in first partition.

With separate HD's, yes, you get the benefit of two working readers (e.g. OS and data).
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