I would like to move my recovery partition to a USB or microSD card to free up some space on my Miix 2 , 8". Can i do it on my 8GB microSD? Will i be able to boot from it in the future or must it be on a USB stick?
According to one of our community user, it seems possible to do so.
To do so,
Copy or move recovery partition onto 8GB microSD card.
Boot from microSD card.
To check actual boot menu options:
Shut your Miix2 down.
Press Vol+ and Power buttons to access the boot menu.
You can also go a bit further and backup full eMMC storage (partition layout, UEFI, OS, data, recovery, everything) using Macrium Reflect bootable utility. It's a Win81 PE derivate therefore eMMC drive and touchscreen are supported out of box. Easy. You'd need >=20GB flashdrive or microSD to store the full image.