software to backup bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tbluhp, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any programs out there that will allow me to backup my entire bootcamp drive? I did hear of winclone but sounds like the developer is no longer.
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    There are many packages to choose from. The easiest one is windows backup, which is built into the OS, and let's you choose which files to backup or the entire partition. You can also schedule weekly backups. A couple other programs include norton ghost and acronis true image. If you want to backup to a server, you can use ghost solutions suite.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    All of vistadude's options run under Windows, and FWIW Acronis True Image requires the "Plus Pack" to deal with GPT partitioned drives and they do not support the software on Macs.

    http://clonezilla.org/ is a general purpose imaging software that will require you to boot from a CD or USB.

    If you want to backup from OS X, there really are no other options besides Winclone. It does still work well.

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  4. juck macrumors newbie

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    clone soft does give you a hand

    Hi tbluhp, I would like to say some disk copy softs or backup softs with clone feature could backup my entire bootcamp drive.
    For disk copy software, that's an instant backup
    for backup soft, you can restore the image at any time.
    I've never used clonezillar, so sorry for no useful comment.
    Only used disk copy and todo backup. Hope my suggestion could give you a hand.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    juck, have you personally used these on your Mac and restored successfully?

    I ask because threads involving Easeus products usually start out with "Help I screwed up my Mac".

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1111975&highlight=easeus
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1072291&highlight=easeus
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1056035&highlight=easeus
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1052766&highlight=easeus

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  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Juck's post seem to be one post advertising message.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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  8. marikavs macrumors member

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    Easus todo backup

    FWIW, the Easus todo backup works fine (from Windows XP Pro) on my virtual setup tied to BootCamp (VMware,) but when I tried it directly from BootCamp it wouldn't work. I agree with tbluhp, I wish there were something to replace winclone which now doesn't work for me.
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    I suspect that has something to do with the way that VMWare will present its own partition table to the VM, which is not the physical GPT/MBR partition table.

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