Any users of Paragon Hard Disk Manager?


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Patti Barden

Using XP SP3, 500 GB HD & 1T External Hard Disk

I want to make a Copy of my C hard disk to put on my F Externals Hard Disk
and then do
backups to record any changes since the original Copy was made.

I have the PHDM CD installed and have read and reread directions (the most
unhelpful
the world) for days trying to figure out what I am doing. All about
Sector-Based Backup,
File-Based Backup, File Increment to a Sector Backup, and Differential
Sector Backup, etc.

I am a simple soul and this is too hard for me but I must figure it out.
(Recently had a hard
disk failure with no backups - bad news)
Thanks for any help.
Patti
 
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DL

I dont use Paragon, but Acronis TI
Generally you create an initial full clone / backup, then a regular
incremental clone/backup to add any changes.
At some stage your backup drive will be full, then you have to start over,
having deleted the old backups
 
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Patti Barden

Thanks DL.
I have a disk of Acronis True Image 10 Personal I got in a magazine.
In my mind this is what I understand I should do:
1. Partition my 500 GB C drive.
2. Partition my 1T GB Fexternal hard drive.
3. Copy my C disk with Acronis to my Fexternal hard drive.
4. then when I do a incremental clone/backup it should be saved to a
separate partition on the Fexternal Hard Drive??

Am I close?
Thank you, Patti
 
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glee

Patti Barden said:
Using XP SP3, 500 GB HD & 1T External Hard Disk

I want to make a Copy of my C hard disk to put on my F Externals Hard
Disk and then do
backups to record any changes since the original Copy was made.

I have the PHDM CD installed and have read and reread directions (the
most unhelpful
the world) for days trying to figure out what I am doing. All about
Sector-Based Backup,
File-Based Backup, File Increment to a Sector Backup, and Differential
Sector Backup, etc.

I am a simple soul and this is too hard for me but I must figure it
out. (Recently had a hard
disk failure with no backups - bad news)
Thanks for any help.
Patti

I humbly suggest, if you are "a simple soul" that you do NOT use
Paragon. I know professionals who have gotten in trouble with it,
because it does not always do what you think it will with a particular
option. It is a very good and powerful tool, with little in the way of
Help. Use Acronis True Image or the free Easeus Partition Manager.

Defragment the C: before adding a partition. Next make the C: partition
smaller on the trailing end to make unallocated space for the new
partition you want. Then create the new partition....if it is just for
Data, don't make it a primary partition, make it an extended partition
and create a logical volume on it, through the menus of the partitioning
program.

The external drive can be partitioned as one large partition if you
like. Use a program like Acronis True Image or the free Easeus Todo
Backup to create an Image Backup of the internal drive partitions to the
external. An Image Backup is an image of the entire partition at that
moment, which can then be restored if needed, using a bootable rescue CD
made with the program. IMO, Acronis True Image is the far simpler tool
to use for this than Easeus, and certainly simpler than Paragon. My
preference is TerabyteUnlimited's BootIt NG, but it is not as
user-friendly for the imaging newbie.
 
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DL

Personally I wouldn't partition C;
Simply within Acronis follow the prompts to create a Clone (I also use the
verify option)
Then create a incremental clone based on the origonal full clone
(Acronis 10 has the facility to either only use xx space on the target drive
or only keep xx backups before restarting the process)
 

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