Windows 10: Backup @ Recovery question

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  1. topgundcp's Avatar
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       30 Nov 2015 #11

    @essenbe (Steve)
    Actually the Rescue disk is only about 255MB. In my other post I created a 512MB partition just to give some spare space but you could even create a 256MB partition and it would fit.

    @OP
    If you have an external 3.5 inch drive. You could put the content of the rescue disk and boot from there, you don't even need a USB/DVD.
    Here's the link on how to create a bootable Rescue on an external HD:
    Solved FYI: Setup Macrium Rescue to boot from an Internal/External USB HD/SSD - Windows 10 Forums
    This way, you can boot from the HD and also save your backup image on the same drive.

    Here's an example of my 120GB external HD. I can boot from it and save the image on Drive J:
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  2.    30 Nov 2015 #12

    Thanks, dual recover/image is a very good solution, but it is easier for me to create them separately, I am more familiar with the process. But in the future I would like to learn how to do it correctly.

    -BBDS
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  3.    30 Nov 2015 #13

    Hi,

    From topgundcp's thread:

    NOTE: Creating partition is not really necessary but just to separate Macrium files/folders with other files on the same HD/SSD.
    That's how I do it and on a relatively fast 64Gb USB 3.0 drive. USB transfer speed is actually better than what HDDs can handle.
    If you need lots of real estate for several devices then sure, a HDD or faster SDD connected to a USB 3.0 port will do fine too.

    Either way, there are several ways to skin the proverbial cat.

    Cheers,
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  4. topgundcp's Avatar
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       30 Nov 2015 #14

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,
    That's how I do it and on a relatively fast 64Gb USB 3.0 drive. USB transfer speed is actually better than what HDDs can handle.
    If you need lots of real estate for several devices then sure, a HDD or faster SDD connected to a USB 3.0 port will do fine too.

    Either way, there are several ways to skin the proverbial cat.

    Cheers,
    Yep, another reason to put the Rescue files/folders on a separate partition and make it hidden so you won't accidentally delete any files/folders from it.
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  5.    30 Nov 2015 #15

    I have a custom recovery partition on my laptop. It has the WindowsRE recovery environment, the Windows 10 install.wim file for re-installing Windows from the recovery environment, the Macrium Reflect Rescue iso and the MiniTool Partition Wizard iso.
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #16

    Hi,

    It has the WindowsRE recovery environment, the Windows 10 install.wim file for re-installing Windows from the recovery environment, the Macrium Reflect Rescue iso and the MiniTool Partition Wizard iso.
    And if that drive refuses to boot?

    Just pulling your chain, NavyLCDR.

    Cheers,
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