backing up more than one computer os on a terabyte usb drive

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gary
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backing up more than one computer os on a terabyte usb drive

Postby gary » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:05 am

I have 2 windows lap tops for my church and a desktop. I bought a terabyte drive to back up the lap tops os and files as well as my desk top to keep all the church stuff together and backed up. Can I partition the usb hard drive with more than one partition to do this or does each partition have to be as large as the hard drive itself even though they are all basically empty? My desktop is the most used and the smaller of the drives. I have two years of video sermons that will be used on a web page when the design is done.

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Re: backing up more than one computer os on a terabyte usb d

Postby feffer » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:58 pm

Of course you can partition a usb hdd with more than one partition. However, partimage may not be the best backup solution for you. It is mainly a tool for making an exact image of a given partition. Good for things like saving and restoring an operating system. To save data, like sermons etc., you're better off with something else. Windows has some built in solutions, and there are others available. Perhaps you should research how to back up a little more.


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