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Anybody else have a good working computer ?

  1. #31


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    I'll have a look in a few minutes what the backup sizes are (different PC to this one) but I know they are quite small (compressed like Acronis). The external drive is probably best formatted at its default settings, or you can change it to NTFS but it doesn't really matter and makes no difference to the backup.

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  2. #32


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    @Mooly

    How do I go ahead with calculating the size of ehdd or flash drive needed for image backup? System image backup external drive can be used only for this right, after formatting? Any particular way of formatting to be kept in mind?

    I going to do it for the first time, that's why all these doubts, it may be some dumb questions.

    My c: is 60Gigs, d: is 20Gigs
    WinRE is 400 or 600mb like that.
    For size, take off no more than 25% than total size of disk you are going to back up. Disk could be used for anything else,all you get for backup is one file that eventually can be mounted as a disk. The rest of space you can use for other backups or whatever. Normal NTFS format is enough. Fat32 can't be used because of 4GB file limit.
    OK Mike, that comes around 240GB. I have a 2TB WD EHDD with all other files, wd backup of personal data etc.
    I can just use the aomei back upper and go ahead with creating the system image on to the EHDD with no other formalities, isn't it?

    Where can i check if my ext drive is ntfs
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  3. #33


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    @Mooly
    If there comes a time for restoring the image from ehdd, there is no problem in having other files along with the image in ehdd right?
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  4. #34


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    Should i partition ehdd for system image specifically so that I can use remaining space as I want?
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  5. #35


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    A backup of my 20Gb C drive comes in at 12.Gb with AOMEI

    To check/format/alter your HDD just right click the drive in "This PC" and select format (nothing will happen) and look at what it tells you.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    @Mooly
    If there comes a time for restoring the image from ehdd, there is no problem in having other files along with the image in ehdd right?
    No problem. The backup files are complete in themselves and you can even move them around if you want to other drives. These two are my current backup files (circled) mixed in with other stuff.
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  7. #37


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    @Mooly

    OK, are you using compression for making 20gigs to 12gigs in aomei or is it like that when we normally make an image?

    Except for the Windows update history, there is nothing else should i bother about in aomei right?
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Should i partition ehdd for system image specifically so that I can use remaining space as I want?
    Which format is you can find in drive properties, considering it's not over 2.2GB it's probably NTFS. No need for an extra partition, eventually only a folder appropriately named but a partition would also be good because if something goes wrong with one partition the other one is relatively safe. For such large disks it makes sense to have partitions anyway.
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  9. #39


    If whole disk is backed up, shouldn't all files together with update files be backed up, with AOMEI I mean, as far as I know Macrium Reflect backs up everything when done like that. If you back up only system I can understand, but whole disk ?
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  10. #40


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Should i partition ehdd for system image specifically so that I can use remaining space as I want?
    Which format is you can find in drive properties, considering it's not over 2.2GB it's probably NTFS. No need for an extra partition, eventually only a folder appropriately named but a partition would also be good because if something goes wrong with one partition the other one is relatively safe. For such large disks it makes sense to have partitions anyway.
    OK Mike, I'll try partitioning, but as I said this is my first time doing this too
    Can I partition it with all the other files remaining in there & could create the image onto the partition, right?
    Any good applications for partitioning?
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