Tutorial specific to backing up SSD drive to older internal HDD?

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  1. Goldengirl52's Avatar
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    Tutorial specific to backing up SSD drive to older internal HDD?


    I'm confused by the tutorials I've read so far as I don't see one that tells about backing up my new SSD in M.2 Socket to what is now a storage drive, my HDD that came in the PC?

    Can someone help me with this? I have Macrium ready to go, but what I'd like to do is set it to back up maybe once a month, maybe a week. I'd like advice on that.

    I'm running Windows 10 V. 21H1 and other PC info is below. I'll also show you a pic or two that might help you show me how to do this:
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    Schedule Backups

    Hello Denise ,

    Does this link help?
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  3. Goldengirl52's Avatar
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    steve108 said:
    Schedule Backups

    Hello Denise ,

    Does this link help?
    Hi Steve, I can probably do a schedule ok, but it's the other "partitions" that confuse me, and will they also be part of the backup along with the C drive? I feel pretty stupid asking but I don't understand it not just showing on part, instead of 4?
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    Goldengirl52 said:
    Hi Steve, I can probably do a schedule ok, but it's the other "partitions" that confuse me, and will they also be part of the backup along with the C drive? I feel pretty stupid asking but I don't understand it not just showing on part, instead of 4?
    Select "Image this disk" - it will back up all 4 partitions and that's what you want and four check boxes with checks in your image confirm this is what it will backup. Does that answer it?
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    After you finishing making the backup image, go thru the steps of selecting to restore the image for confirmation only and you will see it backed up all the partitions you initially had checked in your screenshot.
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    Yes, it helped a lot Steve!! So each of those partitions get backed up, and they are all C: drive. One more question, how do things get divided up into the partitions? Can I just click and view what files are on each?

    I'm thinking that is how I'll be able to test to see if things are backing up right? Just click to view. I had to do a lot of shopping today up in Brookings Oregon. We have a Fred Meyer up there and it's worth the drive but a little tiring. I'm sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, and you are definitely on my "nice list" Steve

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    steve108 said:
    After you finishing making the backup image, go thru the steps of selecting to restore the image for confirmation only and you will see it backed up all the partitions you initially had checked in your screenshot.
    Ok, I read this again and see what to do, I will figure it out as I do pretty well with software

    This backing up thing is all new to me, never have done it, and I don't know how many techs have told me to do it, so I'd say ITS ABOUT TIME!! LoL
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    Hello Denise

    All shopped out?

    Some bedtime reading for you

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...iew=windows-10

    After you read and understand this, find a friend to explain it to

    You can certainly browse the partitions from Macrium Reflect - and you can't hurt the ones you browse via Macrium Reflect - so feel free to explorer. C: will be familiar, the others probably not.

    Basically you need all those partitions in case you boot drives dies and you have to replace it by restoring your full Macrium Reflect backup image file.
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  8. Goldengirl52's Avatar
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    steve108 said:
    Hello Denise

    All shopped out?

    Some bedtime reading for you

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...iew=windows-10

    After you read and understand this, find a friend to explain it to

    You can certainly browse the partitions from Macrium Reflect - and you can't hurt the ones you browse via Macrium Reflect - so feel free to explorer. C: will be familiar, the others probably not.

    Basically you need all those partitions in case you boot drives dies and you have to replace it by restoring your full Macrium Reflect backup image file.
    Ok, thanks again Steve, I already got lost trying to find my way around the app, but I will start again in the a.m.! I'll check out the link too, for sure
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    Goldengirl52 said:
    Yes, it helped a lot Steve!! So each of those partitions get backed up, and they are all C: drive. One more question, how do things get divided up into the partitions? Can I just click and view what files are on each?

    I'm thinking that is how I'll be able to test to see if things are backing up right? Just click to view. I had to do a lot of shopping today up in Brookings Oregon. We have a Fred Meyer up there and it's worth the drive but a little tiring. I'm sorry I didn't get back to you earlier, and you are definitely on my "nice list" Steve

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    Ok, I read this again and see what to do, I will figure it out as I do pretty well with software

    This backing up thing is all new to me, never have done it, and I don't know how many techs have told me to do it, so I'd say ITS ABOUT TIME!! LoL
    Strictly speaking, C: is a partition on the drive along with other hidden partitions on the same drive required to boot Windows. All you need to is select the option "Create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows" as shown. This will select your C: partition and the other hidden partitions on the boot drive.
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    Steve C said:
    Strictly speaking, C: is a partition on the drive along with other hidden partitions on the same drive required to boot Windows. All you need to is select the option "Create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows" as shown. This will select your C: partition and the other hidden partitions on the boot drive.
    Tutorial specific to backing up SSD drive to older internal HDD?-image.png
    Ok, I have it all setup this morning. I don't want to run it this a.m. as that's when I'm active on the PC, and afternoons. I have it set to run once a week Tuesday nights (tonight for the first anyway) 21:00 hours as I don't use the PC at night (or almost never in the late evenings. Thanks you guys and I will let you know how the first one goes.

    Do I leave this program running (Macrium), and I probably need to make an exception for the Macrium in my User Control?
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