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.
Linux Mint 19.2, Dell