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Extremely long backup times w/ Paragon Free for W8

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I would suggest that you ONLY have the OS and applications on ONE partition / Disk and all the other data (user data / multi-media / documents etc etc) over other partitions / disks

    Then your OS partition should only be about 45 or 50 GB at the most - even for largish windows installations - then your backup image of the OS will run CONSIDERABLY quicker.

    Your DATA backups - such as music etc you can do at any time in bits and pieces and as these don't change all that much you don't need to back them up all that often -- but backup the OS before making any changes (and afterwards too if the changes all work).

    Use something like GPARTED for dynamically re-sizing partitions - copy the Non OS stuff on to another disk / partition, then delete that data (not the OS stuff though). re-size the "C" partition to say 60 GB at the most and you can copy your data back to the space you've made by reducing the "C" or Windows partition.

    Backup the C partition after you've done this.

    Cheers

    jimbo

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  2. #12


    Good day jimbo45,
    Thanks again for your time! The separation of data and system, I do use on my Window 7 machine. Although I do it to two individual hard drives.
    On the Window 8 machine, and older MSI board with a dual core and two drives, I only backed up the one drive as I don't actually have a use for the second drive. I keep no data on this machine. I have been using it to get online and to play with the Windows 8 OS.
    As to the imaging scheme, I will consider and adopt it. I use the smart settings in the program (default)! Do you know if old usb is faster or slower than old sata? As I have much more data on the W7 machine and it didn't take half as long as the usb connection on the W8 machine....
    glennc
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  3. #13


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    This topic = a good reminder do do some backing'up. For your information, some timings.

    Destination: WD 1,5 TB USB 2

    laptop1 w8 64bit C: 28,5 GB, Easeus: 13 mn, Macrium 11 mn
    laptop2 w7 32bit C: 20,5 GB, Easeus: 9 mn, Macrium: 12 mn

    All times close to estimated.

    edit: added Macrium snip W8.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails macr.JPG   macr w8.PNG  
    Last edited by 4wd; 14 Oct 2013 at 16:52.
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  4. #14


    Hello 4wd,
    Wow, those are good times. I noted that on the Window 8 machine I didn't have write caching on. I do not know how much that would have helped. Thanks for the comparison!
    glennc
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  5. #15


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    W8.1, W7


    Hello, the posted times are nothing special, and should be very achievable on most equipment (the laptop shown in the w8 snip is Celeron\5400 hd, but the slowest link is the USB2).
    Am hoping you will sort out the problem, good luck with the research.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    Hello, the posted times are nothing special, and should be very achievable on most equipment (the laptop shown in the w8 snip is Celeron\5400 hd, but the slowest link is the USB2).
    Am hoping you will sort out the problem, good luck with the research.
    Howdy again 4wd,
    I am perplexed. This is a cobbled together computer. Don't know why it is so abysmally slow!
    glenn
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  7. #17


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    W8.1, W7


    Sorry can't help at this stage, you got to do lots of testing > disk, motherboard, software\OS, drivers etc and see if you can find something. It may even turn out to be just a tiny detail, but finding it can be time consuming.
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  8. #18


    Thanks for the insight, 4wd. I did do an upgrade to my W7 drivers. Will look up the MSI updates. I know the disks are quite old, but still SATA. The USB is on a multi-memory card reader I installed. Many thing to examine!!!
    glennc
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