Linux partition backup sector-by-sector?
When I back up a full physical HDD using the ATIH2019 Boot Media, I was surprised to find that the new Linux partition backup took the full size of it's partition. I wonder if there's anything to be done to avoid that, since it takes up a problematic amount of time and disk space.
Thankfully the backup does appear to work (as Steve [thanks again!] advised me it would last winter in a thread I can't find now). I imagine the cause is that the Linux Mint 19.2 (32bit) partition is Ext4, and that the Boot Media only knows how to back that up sector-by-sector.
The backup of the other NTFS partition on the HDD fortunately only takes up the space actually used on it by Win7Pro32bit.
Windows 10 Pro x64, ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero, AMD 5950x, 128GB 3600MHz CL16 RAM, 500GB & 2TB Samsung 980 Pro
Linux Mint 19.2, Dell