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What are you trying to backup against?

Backing up against a complete hard drive failure, especially if you want to keep license files and the hidden partitions that laptop manufacturers put on them, is a lot different than backing up WIP data files. One mfg I know puts a hidden stuff on the drive that cannot be rebuilt, even with the mfg's drive rebuild disks (you have to purchase a replacement drive from them with the hidden stuff already on it). Some applications save license data in the "unused" sectors of the partition boot track, although that's so common that most bare metal backup utilities have an option to save that data.

I'm partial to bare metal backups for the hard drive recovery scenario, but my UEFI laptop has made that impossible so far. For the rest, I do a mixture depending on how accessible I want the backed up data.
We can program with only 1's, but if all you've got are zeros, you've got nothing.

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