The Acronis True Image WD Edition Manual say under Disk cloning that it ‘does not provide for cloning a single partition. You can clone only an entire drive’.
I am confused by this statement.
My thoughts are to create a number of partitions on my new 2TB drive to do backups on each of my internal and external hard drives. For example, I have my boot drive with 2 partitions, C: (Programs) and D: (Data), and internal drive E: (Backup Data), and another internal drive F: (DVD Data1) with the following size capacities:
C: (Programs) 103 GB
D: (Data) 196 GB
E: (Backup Data) 112 GB
F: (DVD Data1) 280 GB
So, if I create 4 partitions on my 2TB drive, I will be able to backup up each of my hard drives. Does this sound reasonable, or is there a better way to go about backing up my drives?
It would be nice to use Acronis True Image WD Edition to create a complete image of my C: (Programs) drive, so that, in the event of a C: drive failure, I will not have to re-install everything. But the manual for Acronis True Image WD Edition says under Disk cloning that it ‘does not provide for cloning a single partition. You can clone only an entire drive’. Does that mean that I would have to ‘clone’ both the C: and D: partitions of my boot drive together as one cloned operation?