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Partitioning my hard drive

by markdavies28 / September 2, 2017 12:24 AM PDT

What are the benefits of partitioning my hard drive and how do it?

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Re: partitioning
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 2, 2017 12:48 AM PDT

Partitioning mostly makes sense if done in such a way that it makes it easier to have a good backup strategy, for example by having the OS, your current data and your archived data on 3 different partitions.
- For the OS partition, you make a regular image backup,
- For your current data you make a regular incremental backup (copying all changed or new files) and once in a while a full backup (so you won't get your deleted files back if you use that).
- For the archived data you make a regular incremental backup, and delete manually from that if you delete from the original.

And, if you have such files, you could make a partition for files you don't need or want to backup, because they are very easy to replace or you don't mind at all to lose them if the drive crashes or your laptop is stolen.

Post was last edited on September 2, 2017 2:08 AM PDT

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Keep it simple
by Bob__B / September 2, 2017 5:34 AM PDT

One big partition.
Separate stuff using folders.
It keeps the confusion down of what partitions contain what.
It also makes the backup plan easier......backup everything.

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Almost none.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2017 7:20 AM PDT

One big partition and use folders to organize things.

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