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backupper std , noob, mixed sys, success w restore Mint ptn, what am I missing? way to label backups

Tried  backupper before but stopped because couldn't boot linux stick. Still can't boot linux stick so created winPE stick which boots fine.
Backed up nvme 4x4 drive (~100GB of data, 9 partitions, mixed win and linux), to nvme 4x4, at about 1.3GBs throughout (nice). 
Since I had previously used another program to back it up ,I felt safe in restoring...
Booted to AOMEI winPE stick and restored an 87GB Mint partition on top of existing boot nvme - ran at about 614MBs throughout (good - not sure why so slow). edit probably because sector copy, which is fine at that speed!
Booted fine so backupper can "handle" linux partitions which was what I needed to know. 
What am I missing? 
I normally put a label on my images so I know what it is (might have 5-10 images plus off-site stuff - "DISK4" means nothing. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • edited April 22
    "way to label backups"
    Krism23, if your question is how to label or organize your backup images, then when you are creating the backup image, you may add a note, and you can also change the filename after backup image creation. You may change the setting that asks if you want your backup image to automatically have a folder around it, or not.
    "Booted fine so backupper can handle linux partitions which was what I needed to know. "
    That is correct, all Aomei products can backup, or clone Linux Ext 2/3/4 partitions just fine, I have done that many times with no problem.
    If you are dual booting Windows 8/10/11 and Linux, that means you are using Grub2, and it is best to use Disk Backup or Disk Clone method, with Exact-Sector-By-Sector setting, that will help preserve the Grub2, and the GPT partition table settings of the disk.
    Another common tip for dual booters, it is helpful to have a small partition of ExFAT filesystem, to copy or move files between the WindowsOS, and LinuxOS. ExFAT is an open source, universal, simple filesystem.
    If you enjoy Aomei Backupper or Partition Assistant, they are great to buy, just uninstall the free version, to get 50% off lifetime Pro Version. Enjoy!

    Backupper WinPE USB:
    Add custom drivers, such as NVMe, if necessary. Does not work on some Monitors.

    Partition Assistant WinPE USB:
    Add custom drivers, such as NVMe, if necessary.

    Aomei (Win)PE Builder USB:
    Best for PCs before 2020, includes Partition Assistant, Backupper, Recuva, 7zip, OSF Mount, CPU-Z, Bootice, DiskMgmt.msc. Supports x64 portable apps. Does not support any additional drivers, such as some internal M.2 NVMe disks.
    Backupper Pro Edition
    Keeps license activated when updating Pro version

    Partition Assistant Pro Edition
    Keeps license activated when updating Pro version.

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