How many media do you need to make Gr. Father - Father, son backup?

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    How many media do you need to make Gr. Father - Father, son backup?

    I have 2 ext hdd. I wonder if I could do a Gr. Father -Father, son strategy?

    G. Father 1 would be full (I believe a clone, or image I am not sure)

    Father differential and S a incremental. Could I put these 2 on he same drive?

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    As long as you have room on the hard drives, you can put as many backup images on them as you want.
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    I keep my system images on 3 internal and 1 external drives. One of the images on an internal drive (fast SSD) is a close relative being made immediately before the 2nd. The 2nd image is copied to a different internal drive and to the external drive. So far, I've always restored from the fast SSD. FreeFileSynch is used to mirror all my data.
    The key to efficient imaging is hard drive organization. The average home user who images is imaging way too much data.
    I would consider a 30gb verging on excessive. My images are about 15gb now, with a fairly large suite of applications.
    Of course some users won't fit my application pattern, but most are close. I much prefer doing images that take a 2 minutes to run over some of the horror stories of 30-90 minute image runs. Makes it much more likely that I take the time to do them.
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    "...he average home user who images is imaging way too much data..." I probably fit this description because my backup routine includes making a full image of my data partition, which is 278GB at present, which doesn't really change that much on the average, onto external media. For me, making full images, that have been proven to be easily restorable, is much easier than incremental or differential backups and the resultant restoring layer after layer.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 25 Jul 2017 at 23:14.
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