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Can only one cloning at a time be put on one medium?


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I have already cloned a disk of one of my computers.  Using Macrium on another I got the warning that it would erase all data on that external enclosure.

 

Is it a fact that one cannot add extra cloning on a single medium?

 

Please advise - thanks.

 

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Hi,

 

Cloning make more sense when upgrading to a bigger HDD for example, for backup you should create a disk image you can create several images on a external hard drive for example.


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Thanks for that. I'm wanting to clone more than one disk on two computers as I'm attempting to add Windows 7 to get round the XP 'glitch' to save the XP as a fail safe  and to use my one enclosure which has only the one clone on it to avoid wasting all the remaining space.

 

I don't think one can boot from just a disk image, yes?


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I don't think one can boot from just a disk image, yes?

 

It's possible but is not a simple matter... and not using a Macrium image.

http://www.sevenforu...indows-7-a.html


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I have been informed elsewhere that cloning 'assumes' that just that image/copy only will be in situ on the recording medium so it will wipe anything else on it.

 

As your suggestion as how it might be done is quite tricky I won't be up to tacking that so I'll have to overwrite what's on my enclosure disk - not very critical. I can press on now - thanks.


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As your suggestion as how it might be done is quite tricky I won't be up to tacking that so I'll have to overwrite what's on my enclosure disk - not very critical. I can press on now - thanks.

 

Sorry, English isn't my mother language maybe because of that I didn't understand your last paragraph!

 

Creating an Image backup to the external disk will not overwrite anything on the disk, only some big files are created there on the folder you choose.


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Right, all understood now - thanks for your time and input on my query.


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