can't select anything to backup!

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  1. brimley

    brimley Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have an acer ferrari netbook which I've installed a windows 7 (64 bit) dual boot linux on and everything is now working fine and I want to image backup the whole drive.

    I downloaded the paragon advanced free backup tool, which shows me
    LVM Hard Disk 0 (Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA device) in the Disk view
    and LVM Hard Disk 0 (Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA device) *twice* in the Disk map.

    If I run the backup wizard I get my computer and then LVM hard disk 0 *twice* and both tick boxes are unselectable. (Just greyed out).
    Which means I can't backup anything.

    I had hard disk suite 2008 which worked well on my old XP pc but won't work on windows 7 so I'm looking for a new solution.

    The only complication I can think of is that it's an acer netbook with their
    recovery partitions, plus my linux partition = 5 primary partitions.
    It all works fine though, the only problem is that I can't backup using the
    paragon tool.

    It's taken my forever to configure the netbook the way I want and I'm desperate to back it up. Any help very much appreciated.

    Steve
     
  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    LVM drives are not supported. Paragon programs support Linux ExtFS for backup & restore, but only if HDD type is Basic MBR.
     
  3. brimley

    brimley Registered Member

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    RE: LVM drives are not supported

    Oh wonderful. (but thanks for the reply, much appreciated).

    Are there any backup tools out there that do support them?

    Steve
     
  4. brimley

    brimley Registered Member

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    In case anyone else has a similar problem, it seems clonezilla will do
    what I want. ie: backup LVM, dual boot etc.

    Steve
     
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