After a long time of neglect, I'm finally committed to backing up all my data. This is especially important because I work as a freelance video editor.
But I've come into a problem. The plan was to backup my boot drive, a 125GB SSD, and 2X 1TB media drives each onto their own partitions of a 3TB drive.
Well, it turns out I can't do this with Windows 7 Home Premium backup application. At least that's what I've learned from trying it, and also confirmed on Windows help forums. Windows can backup to multiple locations. But this is crazy, because in addition to the drives that I just mentioned, I also have 2X 1TB+ external drives for archiving, what if I wanted to back those up too? I'd be out of luck, because I'd need a single 5TB drive and that just doesn't exist? This is crazy since good backup protection is so fundamental.
There must be a program that allows me to backup multiple drives to separate drive locations. I'd prefer each drive be saved in it's own partition, so I know nothing gets overwritten. Any suggestions?
Do you need to backup or clone? Backing up means backing up your data files. Cloning is making a complete copy of the drive. It sounds like you want to clone those drives. I use Acronis True Image and Norton has an app called Ghost that does the same thing. Another difference between backup software and cloning software is cloning software runs before Windows boot and before Windows locks system files. So cloning software usually boot into the application. Backup software is run inside of Windows while window is running. Backup software is usually used to back up pictures, videos and other type of data.