Are all (even hidden) partitions backuped?

USB Image Tool support forum
Post Reply
pstein
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Are all (even hidden) partitions backuped?

Post by pstein »

Assume I have a bootable USB flash drive with three partitions.
Two of them are hidden.

Now when I backup the USB flash drive with the USB image tool are then really all partitions backuped including the hidden ones and including the boot sector stuff?

Can I verify this somehow?

Thank you
Peter
Alex
Site Admin
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:59 pm

Re: Are all (even hidden) partitions backuped?

Post by Alex »

In device mode, yes.
pstein
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Re: Are all (even hidden) partitions backuped?

Post by pstein »

Ok, thank you.

However as I learned "Device Mode" backups save ALL sectors (even the empty ones).
I want to avoid this.

So when I switch to "Volume mode" are all the (hidden) partitions backuped as well (induding the boot sectors)?

Peter
Alex
Site Admin
Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:59 pm

Re: Are all (even hidden) partitions backuped?

Post by Alex »

No, Volume mode backups only visible partitions. The boot sector is not part of a volume.
pstein
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Re: Are all (even hidden) partitions backuped?

Post by pstein »

ignore
Post Reply