USB disk as recovery media?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by ziimen, Aug 11, 2010.

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  1. ziimen

    ziimen Registered Member

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    B&R 10 will allow CDs and USB flash drives as recovery media but not USB disks. Can't figure out a reason as to why not. Especially with the usefulness of having the recovery program along with the backup on the same drive.

    Worth asking if anyone actually knows of a way to do that? This question had been sort of already asked before (https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=265858), just in case it wasn't clear. :)

    For now I use a usb flash drive to boot and usb disk drive to restore... one too many. I have one disk setup working with clonezilla but I like paragon more though.
     
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    You can use Recovery Media as backup destination, BUT there are some limitations:
    1) USB-stick should be recognized by Windows as 'Removable Device'
    2) It should be large enough to keep backups.
    3) You should create separate Folder on Removable drive to keep backups .
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I was actually talking about usb disks I mean usb hard drives. These are usually not recognized by bios as removable media (windows only detects what bios serves it with). At least not by the boards I tried it on. Did you manage to actually have a usb hard drive be recognized as removable media?

    As for the size, it's a given... two partitions on it at least... one to boot one to store.
     
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    1) No, I have never seen large drives which are recognized as removable.
    You can try to google it :)
    2) Recovery Media doesn't allow to create second partition. To create specific folder is the only way
     
  5. ziimen

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    Partitions can be easily resized and created after the fact, that's no issue, even if paragon had to create a recovery disk using the entire hard drive. Which it doesn't of course (e.g. clonezilla).

    Well, partclone works well for backup... great compression options. But since it's free it probably won't ever get to the gui level of paragon. Oh wait, paragon was also free when I got it :) lol, that was the "theinquirer" store thing. Oh well, can't have them all.
     
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