Single Partition Backup without affecting other partition

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  1. ace_neo

    ace_neo Registered Member

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    I am new to this forum and a novice user who wants to use Acronis True Image 2009.

    I have 3 partition of my 320 GB HDD i.e C,D,E.
    C: drive has only VISTA OS and no other data. While D and E drives has my data.

    Now I want to backup only C: drive as it contains OS by using Acronis True Image. So that in case of corruption of data or due virus attack i can only restore C: drive without affecting other drives i.e D and E.

    My queries are as follows:

    1. Do Acronis allow to take backup of only single partition ?Here in my case only C: drive.
    2. When I restore the backup of C:drive does it effect other drives?(I mean here that whether it affect drive data from being accessible after restore)
    3. When Acronis restore backup image, does it formats the drive and then restores the image or it just overwrites the drive.(If overwrites the drive then if C: drive has virus the it will create problem. Please clarify)
    4. Please help me for said things and also guide me how to proceed. If possible please provide me links to tutorials.
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Yes. You can backup the entire drive, one partition or several partitions. Just check the boxes what you want.

    If restored correctly, it won't affect any other partitions. By correctly, I mean that you don't accidentally restore the image over one of your other partitions. Make sure your partitions all have user-friendly labels (Windows, Data, Backups, etc.) so you can tell them apart. Don't go only by the drive letters shown as those can be different when you boot into TI from the CD.

    The partition is deleted, recreated and the formatting is restored along with the data. If the partition was infected when the backup image was created, the restored partition will be infected. If the partition wasn't infected when the backup was created, the restored partition will not be infected.

    GroverH has many useful guides linked in his signature (most of these deal with versions prior to 2009, but the basics are still the same). It's also recommended to read through the TI User's Manual.
     
  3. ace_neo

    ace_neo Registered Member

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    Thanks MudCrab for the information.
     
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