Update 2 version 14690 Survival Kit to Flash Drive works on Legacy MBR and UEFI/GPT
Tested using a USB 3.0 Flash drive to create a Survival kit of a Lenovo laptop running a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Windows drive.
Laptop is a NON-UEFI Legacy BIOS boot MBR computer. Screenshots below are:
- True Image Activity tab screen.
- Explorer view of backup files on USB flash drive.
Activity screen shows :
- USB flash drive made bootable
- Backup configured
- Backup task run to completion - Full disk
- Backup task run to completion - Incremental
Task was configured as Schedule - Upon event_When an external device is connected (only option ticked), Backup scheme - Custom_Incremental, Backup Method_Create only incremental versions after the initial full version.
Note: Creating bootable partition and complete disk backup took 25 minutes to create. Incremental was triggered by attaching the flash drive to the computer and took 2 minutes 7 seconds to complete.
Explorer view of flash drive shows 8 .tib files created for the initial full backup and 1 incremental file.
The flash drive used here is a PNY 128GB USB 3.0 version. This is a perfect tool for a traveler to take along as a safety net in case of disk failure on the road. My test passed!
I plan to test this again on a UEFI-GPT system soon. Just back from holidays so will be a few days.
Completed testing creation of Survival Kit on a USB Flash drive on Win 10 UEFI/GPT PC. Results mimic those posted in original post. The main difference is that with a UEFI/GPT system the format of the second partition created on the flash drive which hosts the backup files is NTFS vs. FAT32 for the Legacy BIOS/MBR PC. That equates to large backups (greater than 2GB) are not split into chunks as in the original post. Instead, large backups are a single file.
Very nice. Great tool.
Great test... Fantastic Info... Much appreciated !
Happy Holidays !
Just remember that Survival Kit creation on a USB flash drive is limited to users running Win 10 version 1703 and later.
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