I recently had a scare where I thought I'd lost some of my data. I thought I had good backups using Norton Ghost 12, but when I went to restore, Ghost had not been backing up some of the partitions since Christmas! (It's set to backup several times a week.)
I'm a photographer and I have a LOT of valuable photo files, so I can't take any chances. I have about 700gb of data and two 500gb backup drives.
On the old docs drive (which I've replaced), I had several partitions that I backed up on alternate days. However, it seems like doing it this way, the Ghost backup sets take up a huge amount of space on the backup drives. It may be that Ghost wasn't backing up because it didn't think there was room on the backup drives.
I know everyone has partition & backup strategies, but I would appreciate suggestions on how to keep everything safely backed up without using too much HD space.
- Should I use something other than Ghost?
- Would it take up less backup space to have fewer partitions (but none too large to backup to a 500gb backup drive)?