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How to backup GPT disk and partition?

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 by Brithny to Backup Utility

Summary:
EaseUS Todo Backup is a reliable data backup software that supports to backup and restore gpt partitions or disks.

GPT provides a more flexible mechanism for partitioning disks than the older Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme that has been common to PCs. It has following advantages:

  • GPT disks can grow to a very large size. The number of partitions on a GPT disk is not constrained by temporary schemes such as container partitions as defined by the MBR Extended Boot Record (EBR).
  • The GPT disk partition format is well defined and fully self-identifying. GPT disks use primary and backup partition tables for redundancy and CRC32 fields for improved partition data structure integrity. The GPT partition format uses version number and size fields for future expansion.
  • Each GPT partition has a unique identification GUID and a partition content type, so no coordination is necessary to prevent partition identifier collision. Each GPT partition has a 36-character Unicode name, which means that any software can present a human-readable name for the partition without any additional understanding of the partition.

EaseUS's backup program supports GPT disk partition backup and recovery.

How to backup GPT disk and partition with Windows backup software?

1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click Disk/Partition backup.

2. Select partitions on GPT disk or whole GPT disk to back up, the selected disks or partitions will be marked as yellow. Tick off Sector by sector backup if necessary. Click Folder icon behind Destination to select backup storage location.

3. Please enter Plan name and Description for your backup.

4. Set a schedule to backup disks and partitions later, daily, weekly, monthly or upon an event. Click "Save" to apply the schedule.

Note: enter account and password with Administrator privilege to make the schedule take effect.

5. Click Backup options and pop up the following window, set backup compression, password, splitting etc. Click Save to apply the settings, click Reset to initial settings to disable the settings.

6. Click Image-reserve strategy, tick I will preserve image files ,and set day(s), week(s), month(s), year(s) to preserve images or the number of last backup files you want to preserve.
What's more, you can choose to preserve the first image.

7. Click Proceed to perform GPT backup.