Working with Mac and Chronosync but relevant to PC as well.
Needing to flesh this out as the flow charts have gotten a bit tangled in my head.
In regards to a solid, complete system (desktop & laptop) backup that looks something like this: http://www.dpbestflow.org/node/307#laptop
, I'm trying to figure out where a bootable backup comes into play. After dealing with a bad logic board RAM connection for months that caused the MacBookPro to freeze and occasionally lose data, I got tired of booting from the start disk and then copying back all my backup files.
I'm now savvy to the bootable backup. Speaking strictly of the laptop backup scheme, where does the bootable fit in without becoming unnecessarily
While you can boot your machine from the backup, you can also extract whatever files you need from the bootable backup should you crash. Does the bootable backup then negate the need for a "working system" backup on the same, partitioned drive?Notes: No image archive is kept on the laptop. All backups are scheduled to run consecutively on the same schedule.
In flow form:
MBP[500GB] --> Gtech [partition A | Bootable Backup | 200GB]
MBP[500GB] --> Gtech [partition B | Working/user files backup | 300GB]
MBP[500GB] --> Caviar[Shared with desktop, doesn't leave home | Working backup | 2TB]
Many thanks as always.