Today our life is closely related to the computer technology. And we tend to store all kinds of data into hard drives instead of keeping the printed pictures, papers, DVDs, etc. as we used to do. So the data safety can never be ignored. When it comes to data protection, the first thing that comes to mind should be data backup, because this will prevent data loss to a large extent even if the original copy is lost or damaged. Then, you can consider file encryption or other methods.
To make data backup more convenient, we suggest users to place all data that need to backup together into one partition. Thus, users only need to backup that partition frequently, instead of dealing with scattered data, which is more time-saving.
Since we know the importance of partition backup, we would like to introduce how to backup partition safely and effectively with free MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Why MiniTool Partition Wizard? Because it is a free partition manager that is not only professional in basic partition management, but also helps to migrate operating system, to recover partitions, and to clone disk and partition for data backup.
Preparatory work: we recommend to backup a partition to another hard drive in case that someday the source disk suffers from disasters. So please prepare another hard drive and connect it to PC, and make sure there is unallocated space large enough to contain the source partition.
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard and right click on the source partition you want to backup. Then select “Copy” or “Copy Partition“.
Step 2: Choose the unallocated space as the destination location.
Step 3: Now you can edit the target partition or keep the default settings. Then click “Finish” to go back to the main interface.
Step 4: Finally, press “Apply” to make the backup effective.
This is the end of how to backup partition with partition backup software. If you think MiniTool is useful in doing this task, you can download this freeware to have a try. Also, “Copy Disk” is helpful for whole disk backup.