System State vs Disk & Partition backup
I'd like to better understand what each of these backups does for my protection. From what I gather I would need both of them, taken about the same time, to help me restore my computer in it's entirety. Is this right?
What I'd like to do is take a snapshot of my new computer (an image of the entire system). I would then have the ability to restore that image one day if I want. That would prevent me from having to manually wipe the drive, reinstall Windows, reinstall all my apps, etc. I'd like the ability to take the machine back to it's original state if necessary. What is the easiest way to make this full and complete disk image? Is it a combination of both backup types?
I guess I would want to use Chain2Gen on both backups so I don't over-write a previous backup file, right?
Do these 2 backup types overlap in any of the files they backup?
Any help you can offer in teaching me about what exactly these 2 backup types do would be appreciated.