ShadowCraft ShadowProtect Image Backups: What partitions are really necessary to back up?

I'm new to using ShadowProtect. I just installed it on a Dell desktop running Windows 8.1 in a UEFI boot environment. This machine is an "acting" server used to host shared documents and a line of business accounting program (Sage). Sage is running on a small SSD, Disk 1, the B: drive. OS is on Disk 0, the C: drive, a standard SATA drive. On the C: drive there are 7 partitions! Other than the actual C: partition, the rest are all tiny partitions. One of them, the "No Label, Unrecoginzed" throws an error when ShadowProtect attempts to create an image of it. Same with the similar partition on the B: drive. So, my question is, do I need all of those other partitions to recover the machine? Or will just imaging the B: and the C: partitions be sufficient to recover? Thanks!
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
These 128MB partitions are reserved place which one can find on GPT drives only. Usually they are not partitioned and have no drive letter. But they are occuppying the oartition slot on HDD. Microsoft needs then for some purpose. In my experience you can delete them. This does not change anything. Or simply ignore.
Another question is - why does StorageCraft fail to backup them? Are you using the latest version of StorageCraft?
Give a try to another vendor such as Paragon with its Backup&Recovery Free: https://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/
Check if it is able to backup entire drive including the 128MB partition.

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tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
The folks over at StorageCraft appear to agree with you, noxcho. Here is their input on this question:
https://www.storagecraft.com/support/forum/which-partitions-are-really-necessary-back#comment-40043

Thanks.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Thanks for the feedback!
Take care.
Nox
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
We set up ShadowProtect to back up the NTFS based partitions only.

When it comes time to recover the system and it's SecureBoot/eUFI partitions that can be worked out after the restore.
tcianfloneAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the additional information.
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