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I am a new user using Retrospect 6.5. My hard drive has four partitions. I want to use one script to backup all four partitions but I don't see anywhere to select all four partitions when I set up the script. What did I miss? Would appreciate some directions.

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Hi,

I have three partitions and back up each one separately.

Only create a Disaster Recovery disk for the 1st partition and

have a devil of a time with the other two partitions.

 

Is there a better way????????

I have found that a Disaster Recovery for the 2nd & 3rd

partition wipes out the 1st partition.

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Hi

 

Do you have a different OS installed on each partition? If so you are going to have trouble using disaster recovery.

 

The thing is, if you have an OS on another partition that will run Retrospect you really don't need to use disaster recovery at all. As long as you can boot windows from somewhere you can just do a regular restore.

 

Thanks

Nate

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Yes I have a different OS in each partition.

I also use System Commander by V-Communucations to handle the partitions

and their size

What I have to do is:

Partition 1: back it up using Retrospect Express & create a Disaster Recovery cd

Partition 2: Back it up using Retrospect Express

Partition 3: Back it up using Retrospect Express

 

then to restore:

1: from the Disaster Recovery Disk by Dantz, partition the C drive using FDISK to make

1 partition & make it active. Format the whole drive. Use the Disaster Recovery CD

& the backup data disks from Retrospect express to recreate partition 1. Go to System

Commander and resize the partition to whatever.

2: To make the 2nd partition in System Commander use the COPY function to copy

partition 1 to the 2nd partition. Resize the partition to whatever. In the 2nd partition

use the Retrospect Express backup CDs to restore the partition to its original state.

3: To make the 3rd partition in System Commander use the COPY function to copy

partition 1 to the 3rd partition. Resize the partition to whatever. In the 3rd partition

use the Retrospect Express backup CDs to restore the partition to its original state.

 

This works but what a hassle.....

Regards,

JPS

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