Can't back up a partition

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by Tafflad, Sep 16, 2010.

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  1. Tafflad

    Tafflad Registered Member

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    I used a partition manager to create 2 partitions per HDD.
    Now trying to use your Drive Backup Program.

    On HDD I have 2 identical partitions, I use Disk 0 to give me OS partition of C:
    I have a similar partition on Disk 2 to give me D: ‘OS back up’
    D: partition is empty,
    (see attached screen shot) http://s771.photobucket.com/albums/xx351/Tafflad/?action=view¤t=diskpartions.jpg

    What I want to do is take a partition back up of C: and put it in D: ... giving me a back up OS in case of future problems ...a typical scenario for the program I think.

    With D: empty there is loads of spare capacity ........... however when I click on the ‘partition back up ‘ button on your program, it initiates but throws up error :
    “Wizard did not find unallocated space where a new copy can be created ....”

    Do I need to delete the D: partition to allow back up ? ..... your help appreciated.
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    If you are making a COPY of a partition - you need unallocated space to copy it to.

    If you are making an IMAGE of a partition - you can store the image file ( it's called an archive file ) on any partition, just like any file.

    ( You might be beteer shrinking the source partition a tiny bit before making an image, to be sure it isn't larger than the destination - they say they are the same in Disk management , but there may be a tiny difference )

    Hope it helps.
     
  3. Tafflad

    Tafflad Registered Member

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    Sounds like it is an image that I need ... to enable rapdi restore ... How do I make an image with Paragan Drive Backup
     
  4. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    to create and image (backup) you need to:
    * run Backup Disk or Partition wizard
    * select your C:/ partition to backup
    * set partition D:/ as destination
    * follow the wizard to Finish
    * press Apply

    It will create folder with archiму file/files inside on D:/, which will be displayed in Archives tab of Drive Backup.
     
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