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How to tell flash drive size needed for Backup

I tried creating Backup and Recovery media.

I was able to put Recovery on a 16MB flash drive but the largest size I have, 32MB, was not big enough for Backup media. I plan to get a bigger stick but need to know how big of one I need.

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RE: How to tell flash drive size needed for Backup

The recovery media will fit on a 16 G drive.  If you're trying to back up the entire system, that's another matter -- check the size of your C: drive.  You'll need that much space (and would probably be better off making the recovery image on an external hard drive rather than flash media).

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RE: How to tell flash drive size needed for Backup

Flash media De trapps over time. This means after 1 year or less without power the drive becomes erased with no data on it.  In a hot environment this can happen in a few hours.  Thats why Hard Drives are recommended for long term storage.  Cloning drive to drive is one of the most reliable methods.


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