Image Guardian and external data drives


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I keep my data on to an external drive. I use Back4Sure to backup my data to 7z encrypted files.

I use Macrium Reflect 7 to backup my local system drive. Is it possible to also use Macrium to backup a external data drive? If so, will Image Guardian protect those backups as it does the system backups?

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If you are performing image backups, Reflect can back up locally connected “fixed disk class” drives, meaning hard drives and SSDs, but not the vast majority of flash drives, memory cards, etc. If you are performing File & Folder backups, Reflect can back up (basically) any file that you can access through Windows Explorer.

Image Gurdian can be used to protect backups on any NTFS partition that is local to the system, i.e. a USB drive would be local since it is directly attached, but a network share would not be considered local.
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Perfect! Thank you for the explanation. My external drives are hard drives, connected by USB to my local computer.

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I wonder if there is any way to tell Image Guardian to treat an external USB data disk as "non-local"? I just realized that Image Guardian treats my external backup replica disk as a local one, and hence protects it.

I have an internal backup disk which I probably want Image Guardian to protect but I definitely have a need to exclude the external USB disk from Image Guardian protection...

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You can exclude individual volumes by selecting the volume under the "Create a backup" tab, and then selecting Actions > Disable Image Guardian.  If you ever run a new backup to it, then Image Guardian will automatically re-enable IF you have the "Automatically protect local backup disks" option enabled under Edit Defaults > Imae Guardian Settings.  But if you disable that, then excluding the desired volume should be permanent.

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There it was! Thank you very much.

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