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  1.    31 Mar 2018 #21

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I'll have to admit I do not know what an FDE means.
    FDE means Full Disk Encryption. It means that the whole disk is encrypted rather than just some files - this means that temporary files and so on are not available if you lose your device. Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android all do this.

    I have twice left my laptop in the pub (I got it back once though in the late '90's) and I have lost more mobile phones than I care to think of.

    If your disk is encrypted no-one can see your embarrassing photos. Or bank details. Or whatever.

    If you encrypt your disk and don't encrypt your backup then your backup is as much of a risk to you in terms of identity theft as your original device.

    As you keep your backups in a safe I think that is pretty safe but personally I would encrypt it as well.

    I'm not saying not to do backups - just that there is something else to consider.
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       31 Mar 2018 #22

    lx07 said: View Post
    FDE means Full Disk Encryption. It means that the whole disk is encrypted rather than just some files - this means that temporary files and so on are not available if you lose your device. Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android all do this.

    I have twice left my laptop in the pub (I got it back once though in the late '90's) and I have lost more mobile phones than I care to think of.

    If your disk is encrypted no-one can see your embarrassing photos. Or bank details. Or whatever.

    If you encrypt your disk and don't encrypt your backup then your backup is as much of a risk to you in terms of identity theft as your original device.

    As you keep your backups in a safe I think that is pretty safe but personally I would encrypt it as well.

    I'm not saying not to do backups - just that there is something else to consider.
    Understood. :)
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       31 Mar 2018 #23

    Hi,
    Not sure why anyone would leave the disk.. with system images installed silly is what silly does I suppose :)
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       31 Mar 2018 #24

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Not sure why anyone would leave the disk.. with system images installed silly is what silly does I suppose :)
    Not following you. Slow Saturday morning........
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       31 Mar 2018 #25

    Hi,
    Saying only time I personally have my backup disk connected is when I'm either creating one or restoring one :)
    Otherwise it's in a drawer.
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       31 Mar 2018 #26

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Saying only time I personally have my backup disk connected is when I'm either creating one or restoring one :)
    Otherwise it's in a drawer.
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  7.    31 Mar 2018 #27

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Saying only time I personally have my backup disk connected is when I'm either creating one or restoring one :)
    Otherwise it's in a drawer.
    Macrium Image Guardian (not on free version) prevents other tools manipulating online backups. Of course, nothing can protect an online backup if pc gets controlled remotely.
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       31 Mar 2018 #28

    I am so glad I found this forum and learned of Macrium. I was having fits with my old backup program(acronis) trying to boot up and work correctly. I still cannot believe I had not heard of Macrium before lol. This is such a great program! It is able to use a network when booted from the USB or DVD. Saved me such a headache with that. Now I have a clean install of both my PC's saved and know for a fact I can see them over the network and restore them if needed. Already done it twice.
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       31 Mar 2018 #29

    Access Denied said: View Post
    I am so glad I found this forum and learned of Macrium. I was having fits with my old backup program(acronis) trying to boot up and work correctly. I still cannot believe I had not heard of Macrium before lol. This is such a great program! It is able to use a network when booted from the USB or DVD. Saved me such a headache with that. Now I have a clean install of both my PC's saved and know for a fact I can see them over the network and restore them if needed. Already done it twice.
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       31 Mar 2018 #30

    Access Denied said: View Post
    I am so glad I found this forum and learned of Macrium. I was having fits with my old backup program(acronis) trying to boot up and work correctly. I still cannot believe I had not heard of Macrium before lol. This is such a great program! It is able to use a network when booted from the USB or DVD. Saved me such a headache with that. Now I have a clean install of both my PC's saved and know for a fact I can see them over the network and restore them if needed. Already done it twice.
    If I had not had MR during the last 3 + years of being an Insider, I would have had to re install Windows plus all of my programs probably ~ 10 times or so. Macrium Rocks
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