Hi using the above, can I partition a USB 250Gig h/drive with about 20gig of data on it and use the created partition to back up my C drive without loosing the data on the external drive? Seems feasible, just need some reassurance and guidance if I have got it wrong, ty
If you are intending to do an exact copy of your C: drive then it will need to be to the primary partition on your external drive. I should think that the best way would be to partition the external drive and then move the data that is on it to the second partition so that Drive Copy can use the primary to write to. Not having used Drive Copy I am only making an educated guess with this.
From my experience of using Paragon drive copy, it does exactly what the title says and makes a copy of the bootable source drive or partition to create a bootable copy on the destination drive, in doing so it will overwrite anything that is currently on the destination drive
Thank you all, yes I wish to make a clone to restore my system should it fail or for after a reformat (which is well over due). I also have to keep the existing data intact, it where I have been storing a lot of stuff off of the C drive. Gengiscant I did start to do what you suggested but as it was going to take some time I thought I would consult the experts. If I did what you said could I then send the data back to a partition and have one partition to back up to? Is that English :)
I have bought a new h/drive and through Computer Manager have set a Primary partition, however I can label the rest of the drive unless I make that primary too? I want to be able to make a total backup of my system and use the rest of the disk for storage. I would really appreciate any help.