Which is the best app to backup the bootcamp partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hajime, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. hajime, Apr 28, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2013

    hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I am running Mac OS X 10.8.3. I downloaded Winclone but it states that it is only compatible with previous versions of Mac OS. Which is the best program to backup the Windows partition these days? My windows version is Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I also have Windows XP Mode installed.

    Just visited the official twocanoes website. It seems that they are now charging money for the Winclone. I recall that it was free.
  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    WinClone works fine for me under 10.8.3 ... it is a great program and well worth the purchase price to enable the author to continue to update and support the product.

  3. MJL macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    Same here - winclone works fine (this is the paid version) for partition imaging. For the data backup I use FBackup (free), can be scheduled. Backup4All is the paid version of FBackup and has some extra capabilities that I did not require at all.
  4. printz macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2012
    What about using Windows' built-in backup? Or does it fail? Windows 7 failed on me. Windows 8 worked, though not as nice as Time Machine, but did its work.
  5. MJL macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    unreliable - had it fail several times during reliability and acceptance testing. cannot restore from scratch either in bootcamp due to hybrid partition scheme.
  6. freeuser Suspended

    Apr 8, 2013
  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Can snapshot under Fusion replace Winclone?

    Hi, I asked the university to buy a copy of Winclone. The IT officer said that since I have Fusion on the Mac, I could just use the snapshot feature to backup the Windows Bootcamp partition. Can the snapshot feature under Fusion really replace Winclone? If I want the university to buy Winclone, I need to convince them that snapshot under Fusion cannot do such and such and the Winclone is highly recommended. Thanks.
  8. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    SnapShot works for virtual machines, not bootcamp linked to fusion.
  9. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Thanks. That is an excellent argument for the purchase of Winclone!
  10. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    I tried to purchase Winclone but it does not accept my credit card. Instead, I have to pay via PayPal. I would prefer to use credit card.

    Anyway, anybody tried Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite? How is it compared with Winclone? It mentions that it has "Disaster recovery for Apple Boot Camp: Protect dual-boot Macs from the Winodws side or in the Linux or WinPE recovery environments."


    Under the professional version, there is a "Disaster recovery infrastructure for Apple Boot Camp configurations". Anybody tried it?


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