About backing up dual-boot systems

Article:HOWTO13641  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13641
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About backing up dual-boot systems

You can back up computers with more than one operating system, even if you have drives (partitions) that are hidden within the operating system where you run the product.

When you run a backup, everything on the drive is included in the recovery point, so it is bootable later if you restore it. An exception is if you back up a bootstrapped operating system. In such cases, you must back up–and then restore–every drive with operating system boot information for your computer to boot in the same way from a restored system as it did from the original configuration.

You should not create incremental recovery points of shared data drives if Backup Exec System Recovery is installed on both operating systems. Or, they are both set to manage the shared drive.

You may encounter issues if you try to use Backup Exec System Recovery LightsOut Restore or Backup Exec System Recovery Restore Anyware on a dual boot system.

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