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Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by RSpanky, Apr 10, 2009.

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  1. RSpanky

    RSpanky Registered Member

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    I just bought a new Seagate External Hard Drive, My question it is showing on E Drive as FAT32 will that work for my backup image's or does it need to be NTFS to get the proper imaging?
     
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    Different imaging applications have different features; some will work with virtually all file system and some will not. Below are quotes from the websites of both Drive Snapshot and Image for Windows regarding your query.

    Drive Snapshot:
    Image For Windows:
    P.S. Watch out for all the blue haired out where you are. :)
     
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    I have'nt made my mind up about which imaging app to get,I'm looking at Drive Snap Shot or maybe imaging for windows. I've been reading aloy of good thing about Drive Snap Shot. About the blue hair thats not what bothers me, I live about a block away from a golf course so its the blue hair and the drunk golfers coming off the course in there golf cars as they call them around here.
     
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    Having used both programs, I've chose Drive Snapshot. There are a lot of reasons why I chose that over Image for Windows; portability, size, compression, speed, etc, that I will be happy to discuss with you privately (as this topic is rather restrictive in topic).
     
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    How can we talk about this privately, I'm new to the form
     
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    Private Message me by clicking on my name.
     
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    FAT32 file systems are limited to a maximum file size of 4GB so you're better off using NTFS for image backups.
     
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    Mfg's of external HDD's ship using FAT32 as not all OS's support NTFS, therefore backwards compatibility is insured. I format all my ext hdd's to NTFS

    Take Care
    Rico
     
  9. lodore

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    I prefer image for windows myself.
    with drive snapshot you have to create your own recovery cd.
    image for windows only takes up roughly 8mb.
    if you run use the image for windows command version it only takes up 2mb.
    you would need to create a batch file for the latter option thou.

    dont forget with image for windows you get two recovery discs. image for linux and image for dos. btw you can backup and restore with the recovery discs.
    image for linux is much faster.
    of course you can still create bartpe recovery cd if you wish. you shouldnt need to thou.

    it gets updated roughly once a month.

    i havent had any issues.
     
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