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NEW Back-up Method !


Toppack

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I devised a new way of making complete hard-drive backups.

Since Windows Backup/Restore does not do a complete drive backup,

including all system config settings,

I determined that the best way to do that is to make a Clone of the drive. 8:)

 

To do that, I ran SATA and Power cable-connectors out of the front-panel,

to connect an external drive directly to motherboard

and make a Clone, using Macrium-reflect utility.

 

That way if there is a problem with internal-boot-drive

I can just disconnect it and connect the Clone,

to quickly be operational again. :grin:

Or replace it with the clone if necessary.

 

The Clone just needs to be kept in a safe place until it is needed

or it is time to do another Clone-backup.

No special enclosure or dock is needed, since it is connecting directly to Mobo.

 

Cloneing a drive takes less time than doing a Back-up also. :wink:

 

Someone out there is probably doing this already but I've not read or heard of it before?

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Another advantage of Clone-backups is that you do not have to Worry about the backup-drive getting Full after a couple of backups.

Since the Cloneing process Re-formats the drive before doing each Clone copy.

(backup 400.GB of data, twice, on a 1.TB drive and it's too Full already)

 

I would like to hear about it if you or anyone you know about is doing backups with Clones.

Thanks,

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When doing Clone-backups, you also need to know how to use the Windows 'Disk-manager' utility.

(Since volume sizes and drive-letters usually need changing during the process)

 

I was explaining the Cloneing process to a friend and he did Not know how to even Run 'Disk Manager', much less know how to use it correctly.

I have a short-cut icon on all our systems.

This is the Path to it:

C:\Windows\System32\en-US\diskmgmt.msc

 

Note - diskmgmt.msc can also be run from the Start-menu 'Run-Line'

 

Warning - be sure to Learn how to use 'Disk-Manager' before making any changes with it.

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