Windows 10: Excluding a default drive from a system image backup?

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       06 Jul 2016 #11

    Yes, with Differentials that would work.

    Differentials include all changes since the Full Backup, they do not depend on any prior Diff's.

    With Incrementals, if any Incremental made since the Full Backup is corrupt or missing, any Incremental after that will not work.
    Incremental backups include only the changes since the previous Incremental.
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  2.    06 Jul 2016 #12

    DavidE said: View Post
    Yes, with Differentials that would work.

    Differentials include all changes since the Full Backup, they do not depend on any prior Diff's.

    With Incrementals, if any Incremental made since the Full Backup is corrupt or missing, any Incremental after that will not work.
    Incremental backups include only the changes since the previous Incremental.
    Cheers, just wanted to confirm (A-level IT was a little while ago now ).
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       06 Jul 2016 #13

    One thing you might consider,
    Setup a small partition for testing, then you can create backups of that partition quickly.
    Make changes to that partition, create full and diffs of it.
    Then you can test backup and restoring, learn how it works, and is it reliable for you.

    It won't be a "critical" partition, just a test/learning partition, so the OS will not be affected.

    I have a small 5 GB "Portable Apps" partition that works well for me to test this stuff.
    It takes less than 2 minutes for a Full backup, and a Diff runs in about 30 seconds.
    It also tests if my portable programs still work, without affecting the [C] OS drive.
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