Using a storage device for backup

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by emmjay, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. emmjay

    emmjay Registered Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    I am new to this and I have an old laptop (10yr old).

    I have been backing up my XP/Pro system to a HP/PMD HD (via USB 1). I do a total system backup using Win Backup and Restore. I created an ASR floppy (yes I have one of those!!!:oops: ) as per the Win instructions. I have never had to restore my entire system, so I have no idea if this would have ever worked.

    I installed Paragon Drive Backup 10 Pro on my XP/Pro system just yesterday. I chose to copy the entire C:\ to the PMD. Paragon created an E:\ drive letter and the entire disk was copied. It wiped out my previous backups (this was clear in the instructions). I also created a boot CD. I want to keep this copy as is. It is a preload, so I do not have an XP disc.

    I have lots more space on the PMD, so I used Paragon to create a partition, 40GB away from the newly created backup. It is F:\. Can I put anything I want in this partition? Will I run into a restore issue if I do this?

    NB: The PMD is a storage device only. I can not boot from it.
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Yes, it is a regular partition - you can put anything you like on there.

    Hope it helps.
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