Does TM backups bootcamp partition if using Fusion?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hajime, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello. I have a bootcamp partition running Vista. I know that software that backup the Mac OS partition do not backup the Windows system stored in the bootcamp partition. However, as far as I know, software such as Time Machine backups the virtual machine created by Fusion. When I set up Fusion to directly run Windows installed in the bootcamp partition, does Time Machine also backups the Windows partition implicitly and indirectly by backing up the virtual machine? Thanks.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England

    Consider Winclone to regularly make images of your BC partition. If you have enough room to put them on your main HDD they will get backed up, if not send the image manually to your TM drive.

  3. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Agreed. It just backs up the OS X partition, and doesn't even recognize the bootcamp partition. I use Winclone for that. Works great but can take a very long time.
  4. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2010
    No, TimeMachine does not back up your BootCamp partition.
    But if the virtual machine with windows will be on the same drive as Mac OS, then TimeMachine will make backups of your virtual machine.

    Good luck!:)
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Thanks. I used to use Winclone to backup the windows partition of my SR MBP. It worked fine until I switched to the MBP 2010. I keep getting error messages when I try to backup. I contacted the developer twice but there has been no reply...

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