I am thinking of purchasing Acronis True Image to back up my data.
I have 2 250GB HDDs in Raid Mirror configuration and was wondering whether i could use Acronis to parition the drives into 2 (one for normal use, other for backup) and then use Aconris to back up my data to the backup partition. It can do this right?
Then i should be safe as i will effectively have 2 versions of the same back up (raid mirror) for maximum protection. right?
I may be wrong but I thought that RAID mirror configurations were of little benefit for users of home PCs. But isn't it a complete backup? The chances of both HDDs failing simultaneously must be zilch.
Beas-Knees - But can you create, delete and resize partitions or can you reccomend another programme that does that.
VoG™ - Well when i chose my pc it was either RAID Stripping or Mirror and i though for a few extra quid it was the better option. It is a complete backup, physically. But say i got a virus, it would be saved to both HDDs. RAID Mirror only saves against physcial HDD failure, not software malfuncation, so thats why i wanted to find out about Acronis to secure Software malfufction aswell!
if you want to safeguard from not being able to get into windows then get acronis true image. create a backup image of c:\ put it on the other drive. You can then restore the image that you created just to get back into windows. However you still need to do incremental backups of your files, Docs Pictures etc