Paragon 10.1 free won't backup dynamic disk

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by bcoulter, Feb 21, 2010.

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  1. bcoulter

    bcoulter Registered Member

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    I have just installed Paragon Backup 10.1 free. It does not recognise my 2nd hard disk. The help file suggests that it is because it is of type dynamic. Can I convert or reformat it to Basic type or do I need to upgrade the backup software? Help!
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    If it is a simple dynamic disk , there are apps. which will convert it without data loss.

    Dynamic disks are not recommended nowadays - even by MS, precisely because they complicate the backup process.

    Paragon PM10 Pro will do it.
     
  3. bcoulter

    bcoulter Registered Member

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    Thank you SIW2. I used XP Disk Manager to delete the dynamic volumes, then right clicked Disk 2 and took the option to create a basic volume. I copied back the contents. Now Paragon-free manages it just fine. Gratias!
     
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    You're welcome - glad it worked out for you.
     
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