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i do close the boot drive (not necessarily a "C" drive). That's not the type of backup this thread is addressing. In fact, I do use acronis for that. My boot drive is a 256GB SSD and it's cloned regularly. There are a zillion backup programs that can clone a drive. Backing up 4TB worth of photo data is the problem this thread is addressing.
And as I said, I backup and clone to multiple external drives.
Bruce n Philly wrote:
You did, but have you ever tried to restore from a failed C drive? It can be a very time consuming task. Do you have a spare C drive on hand? This is why I like cloning the C drive. Not only is the C drive backed up this way, but this spare drive can be swapped for the failed c drive in just minutes and you are up and running. Then, if you changed data on your C drive since your last clone, you can then just copy from backup the delta. Very easy.
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