Back up your Boot Camp
Paragon Boot Camp Backup offers a fuss-free way to back up your Windows
Save yourself the hassle of every having to reinstall Windows the long way
If you’ve set up a Boot Camp partition with Windows on it, then there’s one very good reason why you need to install Paragon Boot Camp Backup (www. paragon-software.com/home/ bootcamp-backup). Most Mac backup tools – including Time Machine – can’t properly back up your Windows installation. Indeed, Time Machine ignores it completely. You can, of course, back up from within Windows itself, but managing your backups from OS X is a simpler, fuss-free solution.
With Paragon, the first time you take a backup, a full drive image of Boot Camp is taken. Subsequent backups are incremental to save disk space, allowing you to record your Windows installation at different points in its life. It’s a great way to experiment, secure in the knowledge that if something goes wrong you can quickly roll back your Windows partition to a working state (or recover individual files) without having to leave OS X.
Here we reveal how to create, update, maintain and restore a single backup. By changing the destination image (click Select Image under Backup Boot Camp), however, you can actually back up Windows to different files. It’s a handy way to give you a fall-back option if you’re about to upgrade to Windows 10, for example, but want to keep a separate backup of your previous version – just in case. Nick Peers
Subsequent backups are incremental, recording your Windows installation at different points
Paragon Boot Camp Backup allows you to back up your Windows partition from OS X – and all for free.