Restore C with DS protecting data partition?

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  1. mufofalaxius

    mufofalaxius Registered Member

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    Hello, I use the backup software Drive Snapshot(DS)

    I have taken a backup of a system partition with XP. I like to replace the system partition on another drive with the XP. It also has a D partition with valuable data on it. If i restore the backup, will it also wipe out the D partition? How do i restore C protecting D? I'm afraid the backup will wipe out the partition data. I don't have the space to backup D.

    What steps or settings do i need to turn off or on to restore C protecting D?


    Another question - Backing up Windows 7.

    There is a option to automatically backup system reserved partitions upto 500MB. If i backup Windows 7 C , will it automatically restore the 100MB system reserved partition at same time as C?

    Thank You.
    David.
     
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  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    David,

    Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management? That will help us to understand what you are trying to accomplish.
     
  3. mufofalaxius

    mufofalaxius Registered Member

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    Disk 0 is the SATA spare drive i want to restore XP to.
    Disk 1 is the solid state system drive.

    I like to restore a new installed system DS backup of XP to E partition without losing F partition and it's data. If restored ok I then unplug Disk 1 so Disk 0 becomes the new System. The E naturally becomes C once i unplug Disk 1. Then if test successful restore XP to solid state drive(1).


    Will the default restore settings of DS not wipe F? or will it clear out everything because the system partition backup has come from another drive?


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  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    I understand. Thanks.

    Was the WinXP originally installed to this computer? It isn't a WinXP from another computer?
    What was the size of the WinXP partition at the time it was imaged? It needs to be smaller than 112.88 GB.
     
  5. mufofalaxius

    mufofalaxius Registered Member

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    I don't have any blank disks or memory stick to write the XP to CD so i installed the XP ISO to a virtual hard drive with virtual windows software, remembering to make 2 partitions so i could save the DS backup onto the second partition. I attached Disk0 to the virtual software so it could see it but then reported it couldn't install it due to lack of driver even though the virtual XP was connected to the internet. If successful i planned to install the DS backup to the attached hard drive in the virtual windows. So instead i now copied the DS backup into the real windows ready to restore. The newly installed XP is 3GB.
     
  6. Brian K

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    I'm lost. Do you now have a DS backup of a physical WinXP partition? If so just restore it to the New Volume E: partition. Don't choose Restore Disk Structure or Restore MBR and the F: drive won't be touched.
     
  7. Brian K

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    Markymoo, your post has disappeared. I thought it was good.
     
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