12-18-2011 03:16 AM
I am now creating rescue disk for my new T420s. A couple of gripes:
-I hate the fact that the program does not tell you in advance how many disks you need, and that you can use a CD as the first disk (boot disk), otherwise with a DVD all the extra space would be wasted
-overall, I used 4x4.7GB DVDs (at least - I am burning the fourth at the moment of writing, and I really hope it's the last). The recovery partition is 10.4 GB, with 1.52GB free space. This should fit on two discs, shouldn't it? Maybe three if I want an extra shiny boot disc. Why do I need *four*?
12-18-2011 06:16 AM
The first ist the Rescue and Recovery Boot CD with approx. 250 MB used space.
The other three DVD contain the windows recovery depending on the software-equipment from factory.
12-18-2011 10:41 AM
I prefer to have a duplicate original HDD instead of rescue disks. What I did was to get another HDD, and then clone the original factory drive. I put that away in a safe place after testing it. Now if I should need to be "rescued," I simply swap drives and ,move on.
Beyond that, I also have a current duplicate drive that is never more than a week old. I rotate the two drives weekly, and thus can not imagine the need to even consider rescue disks.
I use this same method on both of my Lenovos, T60 and T510.
07-03-2013 10:32 AM
I used Acronis to make Factory Image. It allows backing up to external hardrive and is way faster. I tested by restoring. I also made backup using Windows tool, just in case.