Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by maddawgz, Jan 30, 2008.
Hi is there an easier way to back up whole pc..took me 15DVD"s to back up seeshhhhhhh
Get an external drive.
Or how about using 3 partitions.
D: Songs, Vids, Pics and sundry data.
E: Backup images of C.
Ahhh tru good idea never mind done now , External drive i should buy really so tedious that was 4hrs, great idea about 3 partitions though that's like having 3 drives yeah D, E , F etc? what's a good partition manager
Honestly thats as bad as using DVD's. What good is it when the hard drive crashes and dies.
Get an external drive, and image to that.
what imaging software you recommend? i want to do xp too but i did my vista with the built in one cheers
As Pete wisely suggests, get an external drive. Placing a backup on the same physical drive you are attempting to protect won't do you any good if the drive crashes (or if your PC 'disappears'). Doing that is actually a worse idea than backing up to DVDs!
Hey got a brand new 160GB one for 29 buks... just bought it cheap
If its a Seagate or Maxtor-you can get a backup app same as True Image for free from them.
Yep, they are called DiscWizard (for Seagate) and MaxBlast (for Maxtor). http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/
Hard drive crashing and dying.Possible but unlikely.PowerShadow all over again, eh.
Similar to saying - what if the mobo dies.Possible but unlikely.
And what good are backups of C if the exact same mobo can't be bought as a replacement.
Keeping C drive just for the system and needed security/maintenance apps is the way to go with other data on D which is still accessible after a (if needed) reinstall to C.
Of course images on E won't be much use either which will need to be recreated.
You can also clone to a spare hard drive as I do.
Been using the three partition/ghost setup since Win 98 days and haven't had any probs as yet.
great thanks ill grab the disc wizard too yes its maxtor
Well-now you have all you want for a proper backup as per your original post,look no further!
As Innerpeace said-its Maxblast for a Maxtor,at the same address,same program.
My laptop's HD is segate but my portable hd isn't. Can I still use DiscWizard to backup to my portable HD?
Also is DiscWizard the full True Image or is it cut down?
Um err, DiscWizard = 104 meg download just for an imaging app.
What's the install size?
Oh well, we're all different and if it works for you then go for it.
I beleive that as long as you have a seagate Drive whether it be internal or external, then you can back up the program to whichever drive you choose. (as long as the drive is connected and turned on.
From memory,these two apps are based on ATI version 10,slightly simplified ,without cloning or secure zone-basically straightforward backup and restore- which is all most people want in any case.
The GUI is the same as TI, with these functions greyed out
Update to TI version 11 can be made for about $30-00 if you are desperate,really not necessary.
Obviously you can nominate any drive you wish for the backup archives,just like the regular TI and the apps themselves can detect the presence of a complying Seagate or Maxtor drive for installation purposes.
If you have, say, 1 Seagate and 1 WD drive, I think as long as one drive complies,you will get full functionality
Seagate now owns Maxtor and they made some arrangement with Acronis.
Thanks for the info. I might give it a try if I get a non-lenovo laptop. Use Rescue n Recover 4 atm.
Should be fine, actually. Boot up in safe mode, remove old drivers and install new ones. I've done it a few times.
Hard drives are cheap. It's good to have another one just for a bootable backup system you can use in the interim. Plus, I'd rather restore from Windows than one of those flaky boot discs.
Here's a thread with more info on the differences between ATI 10 and the free versions. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=195879
Thank you for clarifying this-so they can do everything,including cloning, except incremental or differential backups and scheduling and a few file specific functions like My Email.
Hi Hairy Coo! I found that link after a quick search. My version of Disc Wizard doesn't have anything grayed out so it must be a more refined, limited version. I've never used the GUI except to make the boot cd and I keep all of DW's services disabled. I would uninstall it, but I hear it's a hassle.
Also, someone asked about the size and the Seagate folder in Program Files is 50.3MB with the BARTPE folder being the largest in the Seagate folder at 33MB. However, the installation file I downloaded was a whopping 104MB.
In this pic I have operations selected so you can see the details. Under the tools section is 'Create Bootable Media', 'Explore Image Backup', 'Validate Image Backup', 'Show Log' and 'Options'.
Good one Innerpeace-its getting better and better!
Ok downloading maxblast but whats the difference in that , and using ultimate baack up whole pc option? do i need to reformatt the external when i get it? or i just plug it in and back up, i thought 29 is a good price for BNIB cheers MD
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