Question Backup to VeraCrypt encrypted drive

Sgt_Sykes

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 with several encrypted HDDs and an SSD, and an external 5TB USB3 drive, now also encrypted with VeraCrypt.

Before I encrypted the external drive, I was using Windows 7 built-in backup to backup to the drive.

Now that the external drive is encrypted, W7 no longer allows me to use it as a backup drive. It does not show up in the drop-down of available drives.

How can I backup my PC to the encrypted drive?

I understand it could be tricky in case I need to restore, but I think I can deal with that even tho it would take a while (e.g. booting some Linux distro, decrypting the drive and then restoring by regular means, or just copying the stuff I need directly).

Right now I need to deal with backing up since I'll be moving. Any ideas are appreciated.
 

Sgt_Sykes

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Yes Acronis doesn't care but Windows 7 built-in backup tool does; it doesn't see the VeraCrypt drive at all. I wanted to use that to make incremental backups of just the folders I want. With Acronis I have to do backups of entire partitions.

(Too lazy to look for other backup software.)
 

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