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#1 cray.claw

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:04 PM

Hope this is the correct place for this topic.

 

I need to make a system image using Redo BackUp & restore.  I have an Asus EB1501 Intel Atom 330 / 1.6 GHz  / Dual Core / 2gb RAM /  250gb HDD / Win 7 Home Prem.

 

My system has a drive F (recovery partition),  and then there is drive C.

 

Do I need to copy only Drive F, or Drive C, or both?



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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:50 AM

In Windows

 

you can create a system restore point 

 

Right click My Computer and select Properties Go to system protection. Under Protection Settings 

 

May sure the Local Disk is On and create That will create a manual restore point 

 

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-use-redo-backup-and-recovery/ that the tutorial for your program 

 

Backup your C: drive that will restore your current configurations

 

The F: drive or recovery partition  is a backup installation (windows)  if you ever want a OBOE (out of the box experience) it can be backup but it will only work with that computer and the motherboard(OEM)

 

I would recommend you backup both to be safe. Although if you backup C: and restore it it will have all the current configurations. 


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 09:38 AM

If you are concerned about your hdd failing and subsequently losing the recovery partition you can back it up to a flash drive.

 

http://www.7tutorials.com/create-usb-memory-stick-system-recovery-tools


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 12:42 PM

Unless I'm mistaken...when using EaseUS products, "system image" means "clone."

 

If you intend to clone your O/S...yes, you want to clone everything on it, including the recovery partition.

 

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 11:07 PM

Thanks Guys,

 

No I'm not using EaseUS products, I got a bit annoyed with their partition manager offering features on their free edition that were not actually available.

 

I've used this program (http://redobackup.org/) to produce a system image.  I actually produced 3 images:

1.  Just the recovery drive

2.  Recovery plus C:/ drive

3.  C:/ drive on it's own

 

I was hoping to delete 2 of these images to safe space on my external hard drive and also future confusion.

 

Which image would be the best to keep?


Edited by cray.claw, 15 May 2015 - 11:09 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:20 AM

Recovering Your System

 

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 02:48 PM

Good information. I am going to have to follow some of these instructions.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:06 PM

 

I have that Asus manual and tried to do a system recovery - it didn't work.   You do need to disable the Boot Booster first which I did.

 

I think something has got messed up when the disk changed from basic to dynamic.  Don't know what I did for this to happen but it has.

 

Will a system image of C:/ drive be enough to recover my system?



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:42 PM

What...is your definition of a "system image"?

 

IMO, since your recovery mechanism doesn't work...the smart thing to do would be routinely clone your system's hard drive..and save those cloned drives for replacement when the occasion merits such.

 

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 06:08 PM

What...is your definition of a "system image"?

 

 

I think it is what you refer to as a clone.  A copy made using redo backup & Restore - http://redobackup.org/

 

I copied:

1.  The recovery drive

2.  Recovery plus C:/ drive

3.  C:/ drive on it's own

 

I'm guessing a copy of C:/ will be enough.  Would that be correct?



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Posted 17 May 2015 - 08:58 AM

I'm not familiar with that program...but, if you read the documentation for it...I'm sure that you can figure out what you want to do in said program.

 

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