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backing up the boot camp

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hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 25, 2012 8:02 AM

i have a 1 TB disk with Lion and a WIN 7 and WIN XP BOOT CAMP partition on it.

 

i would like to back up this disk to two external hard drives with one kept on site and one kept off site.

 

can i do this these days?

 

i am a bit confused as to whether the boot camp partitions have to be backed up independently somehow.

 

TIA

 

i saw this thread but it is from 08 and i am not even sure i understand it very well.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), with 64 bit Win7 in Parallel
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    You need 2 separate backup systems, one for Windows and one for OSX, so that's 4 drives if you want to keep copy offsite.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    I use CCC which can do a block copy of your drive, this will include all partitions, the Windows partitions are unlikely to boot without repair after this operation. You can also use CopyCatX to perform block copies with the same result.

     

    Winclone never worked at anything for me, Casper also was bad.

     

    Fortunately I never use Windows for anything that actually matters so I just delete and reinstall for the next time I need it.

     

    Windows on a Mac is an accident waiting to happen however.

  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4 (2,465 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to Csound1)

    I like your aphorism: 

    Windows on a Mac is an accident waiting to happen however.

     

    Perhaps the best backup for Boot Camp is to have the identical installation on a PC.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    Oct 26, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to dalstott)

    dalstott wrote:

     

    snip

     

    Perhaps the best backup for Boot Camp is to have the identical installation on a PC.

    I agree.

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