8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2013 1:14 PM by grpdpp
grpdpp Level 1 Level 1

I have my Imac in windows 7 setup and would like to backup my windows 7 using my time capsule.....

Solved by Csound1 on Feb 17, 2013 9:57 AM Solved

Time Machine backs up OSX partitions, not Windows, use Windows own backup system.

Reply by Barney-15E on Feb 17, 2013 11:16 AM Helpful

so I'd research it quite thoroughly to make sure it wouldn't damage the Time Machine backups

Like Csound1 did.

Reply by Csound1 on Feb 17, 2013 11:19 AM Helpful

Barney-15E wrote:

 

A Windows backup would probably like the have the hard drive formatted for Windows, but I'm not certain.

You're right regarding the Format (Windows Backup requires NTFS) so the TM drive would need to be partitioned for both OS's.

 

They'll still end up in each others way, as the backups grow space will be at a premium, an external drive is so cheap I would get one for Windows (or if not much data in Windows to backup) a thumb drive.

 

Windows System Image must not be used to restore to Boot Camp (it creates it's own partition, thus borking everything else on the drive)

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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    Time Machine backs up OSX partitions, not Windows, use Windows own backup system.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    You could back it up to the Time Capsule, but not with Time Machine. You'd have to use a Windows backup utility and have it put the backups on the Time Capsule drive. However, I don't know anything about Windows backup software, so I'd research it quite thoroughly to make sure it wouldn't damage the Time Machine backups.

    A Windows backup would probably like the have the hard drive formatted for Windows, but I'm not certain.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    Barney-15E wrote:

     

    A Windows backup would probably like the have the hard drive formatted for Windows, but I'm not certain.

    You're right regarding the Format (Windows Backup requires NTFS) so the TM drive would need to be partitioned for both OS's.

     

    They'll still end up in each others way, as the backups grow space will be at a premium, an external drive is so cheap I would get one for Windows (or if not much data in Windows to backup) a thumb drive.

     

    Windows System Image must not be used to restore to Boot Camp (it creates it's own partition, thus borking everything else on the drive)

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    so I'd research it quite thoroughly to make sure it wouldn't damage the Time Machine backups

    Like Csound1 did.

  • woodmeister50 Level 5 Level 5
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    As others said, Time Machine is a no go. 

     

    However there are 2 things you can do.

    1.  For just data, depending on the amount of data,

          use a USB memory stick and get SyncToy, if

          it is still available form Microsoft, and use that

          to back up your data files.

    2.  Depending on how large your Windows partition is,

          get yourself appropriate sized drive and get the app

          Winclone.  This app will allow you to make a full block

          copy of the Windows installation and allow you to

          restore it.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
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    woodmeister50 wrote:

     

    As others said, Time Machine is a no go. 

     

    However there are 2 things you can do.

    1.  For just data, depending on the amount of data,

          use a USB memory stick and get SyncToy,

    Forgot about SyncToy, it is terrific, and ... still available as a free download

     

    +1

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 Level 8

    Winclone creates backups of Windows partitions and restores them from the OS X interface. You can create the backup image on any Mac formatted drive you want, though I would avoid saving to a TM drive.

  • grpdpp Level 1 Level 1

    TKS for your help. Had a spare Time Machine..