System Drive Backup

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  1. Ej

    Ejii Registered User

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  2. omidsolo

    omidsolo Making B4A Work 4U DEV Guild Reverser

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    I've always used C as a system only drive with no any kind of personal files inside, C is only for Windows, drivers and applications.
    D is a small drive for making the image of C on it, then the rest of HDD/SSD belongs to E, that's my method: C: 70GB D: 30GB E: ~850GB
    Using TrueImage, I need to restore on a weekly basis! But backup is created on a quarterly basis!
    And never used a cloud backup, I'm not a fan of cloud services at all, I prefer to have my data in my hands rather than in the clouds!
    Although network speed is fast, but my backup images are around ~10 ~12 GB.
    My SSD restores a whole 40GB drive less than 2 minutes.
    Cloud takes much longer and that's what I hate!
     
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  3. Qr

    QreOS Registered User

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    +1 for omidsolo. Restore vs rebuild of C isn't about data loss, just time spent/stable outcome.
    Using the above design, you can also move logs/av install and other high change data files that don't need to be protected to D.
    This will reduce your backup diffs by a surprisingly large amount, saving space/bandwidth if you replicate offsite.
     
  4. DelphiForever

    DelphiForever Registered User

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    My C: drive contains no "user files" they all go on my D: drive and it gets backed up nightly to a local NAS and that gets backed up weekly to iDrive.
     
  5. Warax

    Warax Honorary Member Honorary Member V.I.P DEV Guild

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    You need to do it. With incremental backup you save space and how often it depend on your usage and the importance of your files