Is it okay to use a backup image from an encrypted drive?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Altair, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. Altair

    Altair Registered Member

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    I have one backup of my HDD and I know my password. Is it going to be okay if I lose all my data on one of the drives but have that backup image? Or is it going to be corrupted/unuseable because the data was encrypted?
     
  2. happyyarou666

    happyyarou666 Registered Member

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    usually...yes , that is if youve done a sector by sector backup , if not ...good luck
     
  3. Altair

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    What is a sector by sector backup? I've just made an image of all the partitions on the disk. Is that the same thing?
     
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    One problem with imaging an encrypted disk is the problems you run into because so many of these programs use Windows Volume Shadow Copy. If you run into problems, try using Paragon in their original imaging mode which does not use Shadow Copy.

    Good luck....

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  5. happyyarou666

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    not quite, a sector by sector backup , images youre entire drive including its sectors , so you get a 100% image of your drive , but apparently you havent , do as lockbox suggested ;)
     
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