Backup bootcamp partition w/timemachine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rockinrocker, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    is this possible? when i go to options my windows "drive" is always under the do not back up list....
     
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's not possible.

    TimeMachine requires the change notifications from HFS+ and must be running at the time to capture them. Windows cannot be installed on an HFS+ format partition and when Windows is booted and changing files TimeMachine (which is part of OSX) is not running. If you are using Windows you must use Windows backup mechanisms.
     
  4. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Give Winclone a try. I use it to backup my bootcamp partition to another partition on my SuperDuper drive.
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Have you tried a restore yet?
     
  6. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    cool, thanks. winclone looks like exactly what i was looking for.
     
  7. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Not yet. I also back up the really important data from this partition another way so I wouldn't be too mad if it didn't work. Have you heard of anyone having problems with restoring?
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Nope, but wanted to know if its reliable. I might try when I have some down time for kicks :)
     
  9. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    If you try it, post your results back in this forum. I'd definitely like to know if a restore does or does not work for you.
     
  10. cav719 macrumors newbie

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    MacFuse and NTFS-3G

    Google MacFuse and NTFS-3G, it makes your windows partition writable. Then you can go into Time Machine and include in your backup.
     

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