I'd like to make use of the Windows 7 backup feature for system settings and user profiles due to some major hiccups in the past. Problem now is that my main OS is a linux install which also resides in the same PC but on a different hdd, and is therefore found by the windows disk manager. The linux hdd has a /boot-partition which is marked as bootable and also contains the grub2 instance I use as boot manager and windows backup tries to include it in its routine and fails due to a unreadable file system. I tried installing ext2 ifs to fix the unreadable part but its seems like the backup manager runs on a different level and is not wary of the driver.
Is there any option for the backup tool to completely ignore the other hdd or can I deactivate it completely for windows as I dont need access to it?
edit I'm trying to backup the system images not the actual partitions.