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Subject: Windows 7 Professional backups (again). Date: 1/27/2013 9:18 PM
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I gave up doing backups to tape on Windows 7.

Instead, I bought a WD-Passport 1 Terabyte external disk drive for Linux backups, and repartitioned my two WD-Passport 750 GByte external drives for Windows backups. It back up fine, as fare as it goes, but that is not far enough.

I have two partitions as far as Windows is concerned. One is drive C: and the other is drive K: or something. But whatever it is, Windows backup seems to back up stuff only on drive C. The partition on drive K is FAT32 or VFAT (depending if you are talking Windows or Linux, on purpose so I can read and write it in either Windows or Linux. That way, when I back up Linux to tape, I back up that Windows partition too. But I set it up that way so I could be sure I got that backup (tax information there). But I do not see how to back it up at all under Windows.

Is Windows that bad? In addition to not being able to back up stuff to tape, I cannot back up anything except drive C? More likely, I am missing something. What?
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