Can't use GPT disk in trial

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  1. dansot

    dansot Registered Member

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    I was using the free version of Paragon Backup and Recovery and it had no trouble seeing my 3TB GPT backup drive. Now I tried both the Home and Suite versions with the idea in mind of purchasing but neither can see the GPT disk as a valid drive to back up to.

    If I use Disk View->Volume Explorer the drive is listed and the partition shown.

    Is this a limitation of the trial?

    I am including a screenshot of PBR and DiskMan

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  2. dansot

    dansot Registered Member

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    Upon further experimentation it has nothing to do with GPT. I converted the drive to MBR and put a simple volume on it.

    It still won't recognize it and shows the blank drive in the Disk View.
     
  3. dansot

    dansot Registered Member

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    Upon even *further* examination. It doesn't see the partitions on the esata controller. It sees them fine on usb (although very slowly).
     
  4. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    The reason is that version 10 of Free Paragon program doesn't support ultra-capacity drives (larger than 2TB).

    Uninstall your 10 version and install the new version 2011 http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/ .
    Then your backup 3TB drive will be available from Backup & Recovery program.
     
  5. dansot

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    Ok, but I want the features the suite adds. Is there a 2011 suite or home version? Will there be?
     
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    11 version should be released in nearest future. For now paid Backup & Recovery 10 is outdated and doesn't support 3TB drives.
     
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    Ok, that's what I wanted to know. Thanks!
     
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