MyDocuments is just over 10GB. Very little changes in each day. Prefer not to split it. Want to backup in the simplest way. Best to external device because there is a laptop that can be used in emergancy although tere is a big enough second internal drive. I've seen 16GB Flash Drive for £26 and portable disks about 3 times as much. What is the speed of copying likely to be with each type of drive? It would be good to copy all MYDocuments with automatic replace and shut down PC when finished so could be left running after work.
However - images I'm not so sure about - logically images should, on a full restore, be updating the initial image of the drive to it's latest state - otherwise it wouldn't really result in an up-to-date image.
But of course all interim images would normally still be available on the image medium as individual files, and so individually explorable for recovery purposes.
I've only ever recovered accidentally deleted information from a full Acronis image (a Thunderbird folder). Never had occasion to try it in other circumstances.
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