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? How to - Create Image backup on Ext Drive, pls


AroundAgain

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Hi

I have, very recently, bought myself an External Drive, for backup. I'm able to copy files/docs across but I haven't a clue as to how to create an image backup of OS and installed programs etc.

Having just read the post re (Teamviewer) scams, I realise I'm now in a position to have this backup, and how vital it is!

So, please, in 'simple' language, could you explain.

I'm using Win XP but have Vista on my laptop - would like to do both machines.

Thanks very much

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AroundAgain

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Brilliant! Thanks so much

I'm not going to be able to do anything much until, probably, Weds now as have stuff arranged etc. So, you can relax for a few days!!! ;)

Thanks again, all much appreciated

Thanks to all others who contributed and, stlucia2, I hope you have got the answers you needed too!

Cheers

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robinofloxley

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yvw. See you anon then.

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AroundAgain

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By the end of the week, no doubt!!! ;) If not, you'll know all has gone well :) Cheers, and thx

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robinofloxley

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PS Just a thought. 100GB is quite a lot.

The Macrium Create Image Wizard has an Advanced box just before you hit Finish.

Might be an idea to select Max compression.

Although this is considered less reliable, it does save a lot of space.

Or you could make a standard compression image to keep, and future ones at max. Just an idea.

When you are comfortable with making images, you can consider Paragon or buying Acronis which will let you make incremental image backups and also save space.

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stlucia2

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Thanks AroundAgain, and all the others, there's been plenty of good stuff here.

I make regular Acronis Backups, usually incrementally, but from time to time I start with a new one from scratch. I now understand the difference between Clone and Backup, but I still can't help wondering what benefit Clone is if one's got full backups. Presumably it's just for someone who hasn't got backups and wants to do a one-off disc-swap.

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