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    • in reply to: My Windows 10 Local Backup Software Choice, and Why #2347789
      JohnTcraigJr
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      Hi Paul, FWIW, I don’t clone – that was in answer to a post. I take a full image of the SSD with all its partitions every time. I do not do incrementals – didn’t work when I needed it.

      Be well!

      I agree, Incrementals are just about totally useless.

      the requirements for using them, is too tight for normal use.

      I too, only do total Image of the full drive, or just an image of a partition,

      depends on what I want.

      in reply to: My Windows 10 Local Backup Software Choice, and Why #2347395
      JohnTcraigJr
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      you can continue your work/play while the backup runs.

      I don’t understand this point. Does the backup re-scans all drives again and again to find new files created / deleted while you work/play during the backup process ? Does the backup ignore any new files created and thus isn’t worth the space it occupies ?

      I leave my PC alone when running backups.

      when doing an Image backup, you must use a separate OS based tool.

      and then leave the PC alone until it finishes.

      If you continue to try and use the PC while something is trying to make an Image of it, it will just run in circles constantly trying to match the contents of the partition…

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by JohnTcraigJr.
      in reply to: My Windows 10 Local Backup Software Choice, and Why #2347393
      JohnTcraigJr
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      Being Linux-based, it boots to its own system exclusive of anything on the hard disk

      Which makes it much less convenient. Stick with a native Windows app and backup from within Windows – you can continue your work/play while the backup runs.

      cheers, Paul

      It does NOT matter what the OS of the backup program is,

      Macrium Reflect,

      Acronis backup,

      or in my recommendation, FoxClone..

      FoxClone comes up as a GUI, just like the other backup programs do.

      and it does not care what the OS is on the partition.

      It will Compress the backup files, if the partition does not contain data in some blocks, those blocks are not copied, just the format for the empty blocks is copied.

       

      that makes the backup files extremely small, compared to what Macrium Reflect or Acronis or others do, that do a Bit by Bit copy to an Image File…

      Do what you want, but do NOT ignore FoxClone. It is a terrific tool, and even without the manual, it is full self directed… and Intuitive to use. AND IT IS TOTALLY FREE !!

      And one more Benefit….. it is at least 4 to 8 times Faster than any other Image Backup tool that I have ever used.  Don’t knock something, when it is Obvious you did not even try it.

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by JohnTcraigJr.
      in reply to: My Windows 10 Local Backup Software Choice, and Why #2347332
      JohnTcraigJr
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      I advise you to switch to http://www.FoxClone.com

       

      great program, has a lot of terrific options.

      Read the Manual BEFORE you use it, so you get all the benefits of it.

      manual is 60+ pages, AndyMH tried to cover every eventuality.

       

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      in reply to: My Windows 10 Local Backup Software Choice, and Why #2345911
      JohnTcraigJr
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      Question on Foxclone: If you boot to its USB flash drive, where can it backup too? I assume an external hard drive plugged into the computer. Yes? Anything else? Thanks.

      FoxClone is agnostic, it does not care what OS is on the partition(s),

      and it has a builtin File Manager that will allow you to search for a suitable backup drive,

      and once you find that drive, it will let you create a Folder that you can name for the backup.

      IF, you accept the Defaults, the backup is the Time/Date which is not all that descriptive, so I always add info to that so it is eacy to see what the backups are.

      I have Win7, Win10, and several versions of Linux Mint that are backed up to the big USB HDD.

      Creating a Folder for “Win10 John” makes it easy to know what is in that backup.

      “Win10 Cyndi” is for my daughter.

      “Mint 19.3 Cinn” is for my laptop

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      in reply to: My Windows 10 Local Backup Software Choice, and Why #2345569
      JohnTcraigJr
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      I also use “AlwaySync” to make near instanteous backups to a USB HDD that is ‘online all the time’.

      So, if the main HDD crashes, my data is protected…. and I have Images of the main HDD made roughly 6 months apart.

      in reply to: My Windows 10 Local Backup Software Choice, and Why #2345325
      JohnTcraigJr
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      I am going to suggest yet another highly reliable backup  application.

      Download the ISO and then burn it to a 4gB flash drive , only 2gB is needed, but the 4gB insures there is enough free space.

      https://foxclone.com/

      the author, AndyMH is a member of the Linux Mint forum https://forums.linuxmint.com/

      https://forums.linuxmint.com/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=187810&sid=a7f7a4b0bbd534be745cbd0a745b4c0a

      this is a highly reliable backup application that is running in Linux, don’t be scared of Linux, it is a very useful tool.  What is nice about FoxClone is that if there is free space on the partition(s) those are not copied, just the formatting is…. and it offers Compression for the backed Image.

      FoxClone is the fastest backup tool that I have used.  Previously I totally relied on Macrium Reflect and before that “True Image”.    NovaBackup is one that I have not used yet. Will investigate that one.

       

      ~John in OkieLand

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