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Markinhfx
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Which partitions to backup with Macrium Reflect

Have a brand new ideapad 310-15ikb and there are 7 partitions on the drive!!!! I want to use Macrium Reflect to make some backups in case anything gets corrupted on the OS, I know I need to image the Windows partition however what are all these others for? Which ones do I need to backup so that if the main windows gets corrupted or say I want to bring it back to an earlier state, I know that other partitions are used as part of the booting process. In this case I am not sure which ones....

 

In order they are

SYSTEM_DRV                                          22.7MB of 260MB used 

None (unformatted)                               16MB of 16MB used

Windows                                                   27GB of 890 Used   ( I know this has to be 1 of the ones backed up)

Lenovo                                                      1.83GB of 25 used  

WINRE_DRV                                            368MB of 1000MB used

Lenovo_part                                            11.84GB of 13.43GB used

LRS_ESP                                                    522MB of 1000MB used

 

 

 

CyberSimian
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Re: Which partitions to backup with Macrium Reflect


@Markinhfx wrote:

Which ones do I need to backup so that if the main windows gets corrupted or say I want to bring it back to an earlier state


Back up all of the partitions!  You will need them in the following circumstances:

 

(1) The hard disk suffers a catastrophic failure and needs to be replaced.

(2) You want to sell the laptop in its original state.

 

My 700-15ISK arrived with precisely the same set of partitions.  I used "Bootit Bare Metal" (not freeware) to image all of the partitions, and then I repartitioned the hard disk in the way that I wanted.  I re-installed Windows 10 from the USB Recovery drive, and installed Windows 7 in a separate partition, using "Bootit Bare Metal" as the boot manager.

 

-- from CyberSimian in the UK

Markinhfx
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Re: Which partitions to backup with Macrium Reflect

Thanks, I did do that as one master backup, however from a practical day to day I just want to back up what is needed for a restore of windows. Which partitions are essential other than the C drive is what I am trying to determine.

 

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