Questions concerning restored images in macrium

  1.    07 Mar 2018 #1

    Questions concerning restored images in macrium

    I know cloning a drive will in essence replicate it, but I have a question about imaging your OS and data partitions.

    If you image the OS and data partitions and restore them on a target drive......

    will the restored target drive be able to boot Windows or just contain OS related files

    If its not able to boot up your laptop will using a rescue disk to boot up from allow you to operate your pc?
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  2.    08 Mar 2018 #2

    If you image the OS and data partitions and restore them on a target drive......
    Yes and No

    You would want to Image your Drive...
    As there may be other partitions required to boot your PC...

    If one of those other required partitions is corrupt and you restore the OS and Data partitions, then you will still have issues with the PC

    You should always do a full system backup (the whole drive)
    then you could just do differential backups of the OS and Data Partitions...
    As the two partitions will see the most file changes

    Also Backups should be to external media, just incase of internal drive failure
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  3.    08 Mar 2018 #3

    To stave off, to reduce chances of, possible problems, during my backup routine, I will do a full image of Recovery Partition (only once for the first time), a full image every time of: System Reserved, "C drive" (OS partition), "D drive" (data partition). I use two external drives for each computer -- in case one of the two backup drives develops a "hiccup".
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  4.    09 Mar 2018 #4

    You can restore a bootable PC having all system & user files working provided you baked up all the partitions needed to boot Windows. That's the whole point of using imaging software!
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