Restore To External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by dueceswild, Nov 14, 2009.

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  1. dueceswild

    dueceswild Registered Member

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    I am still learning the Paragon product line. Is it possible with the DB 9 Pro to make an image of my hard drive (C), store that image on an external drive (G), and restore that image (only to verify the image's integrity) to a second external drive (Z).

    Both externals are 1T, so the image will easily fit. If I can do this, is it possible (at least in theory) to boot the image from the Z drive?

    I mainly want to test the integrity of the image, but am afraid to use the computer it came from for fear of a problem during the restore process. And, I really don't want to have to go through the reloading of all the software again for a test.

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Yes, it is possible to restore to an external hard drive, or to a second, not-boot internal drive. I do it routinely after I create an image.

    Now, if it is possible to boot from an external hard drive, it depends on the hardware and operating system used. I can´t do it using this Dell computer running under XP SP3.
     
  3. dueceswild

    dueceswild Registered Member

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    Thanks for the response Robin. I am running XP SP3. The booting would be nice, but isn't totally necessary.

    Now that I know I can do the restore, is there an advantage to doing it? I mean would that give me an idea of if I had a usable image?

    Jim
     
  4. SIW2

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    Hi deuces,

    It is a good idea to try an image and a restore - to see how it operates, how long it takes, and to be confident it is all working as it should.

    Hope it helps.
     
  5. dueceswild

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    Will do. Will the restore- with no boot- still show everything works as it should?

    Jim
     
  6. SIW2

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    You can't boot windows from a usb attached HD.

    If you wish to restore to an external usb attached drive - you will at least see it all completed successfully, and all the files are there.

    It's worth doing - so you know all is well.

    Hope it helps
     
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  7. dueceswild

    dueceswild Registered Member

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    That answered my question. Thank you very much for your help.

    Jim
     
  8. SIW2

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    You're welcome.
     
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