Need Backup solution for ASUS S400CA Win8 GPT Laptop
Posted on 2013-01-16
I bought a pair of these laptops for the grandkids, age 7 and 9. They are UEFI, GPT formatted. They have a 500GB HDD and a 24GB SSD that operates ala Intel Smart Response, but with someone elses SRT-type software. Very nice, and very fast. But I want to set up an automated backup routine robust enough for a bare metal restore should it come to that. Their house has a Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011, but that balks at the GPT disk with its 5 or 6 partitions. So I'm looking for software that can handle backing up the whole disk to the WHS storage space over the wireless home network. Seems there are not many candidate backup programs supporting GPT. I thought Easeus ToDo would do it - they brag of GPT support - but a search of their site forum found the admission that it can't restore a bootable System partition for a GPT disk. Further searching led me to Macrium Reflect Pro which claims to be able to do it.
I thought I would pick your brain for backup solutions for this type of new UEFI, GPT 5 or 6 partition laptops. This laptop has a couple of restore and recovery partitions, a reserved Win8, a Win8 C: system partition, and a D: data partition.