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Partition size for vista backup?


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#1 PCPeebrain

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Hi,

I'm in the process of rebuilding my brothers laptop (dell Studio 1737). As the hard drive was fried, we've opted for a (relatively) small SSD for the OS and apps - a 120gb sandisk - plus a 500gb WD second HD for his files.

I'm thinking it would be a good idea to partition off a section of the second HD to make an OS-only backup area with a drive clone. I'm not worried about cloning any apps he'll install later, just want to make a complete finished OS clone.

What sort of size would you make the partition for that, and any advice, tips or suggestions I might want to take on board at this point?!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

If you have the disc to install the operating system on the SSD why would you need a cloned copy on the other hdd?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:48 AM

because it's not my PC, and my brother has a habit of messing it up so I want a single action rebuild rather than going through all the updating, locating latest drivers etc etc etc.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

I suggest that you use (for backups or cloning) Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download - http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx .

Please...read the instuctions for doing either backups or cloning.

Unless you intend to do periodic cloning...periodic backups would be a better plan, IMO.

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