Do I need an image backup of the recovery partition?

I am setting up my backup using Win7's backup utiilty. I have created a new partition just to hold the backups, and I will be using Crashplan to upload those backups offsite.

The (dell) laptop came with a recovery partition already created. Do I need to include this in my win7 backup, or is it ready to go and all I need to do is include it in my Crashplan offsite plan?
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  1. not needed for software problems.
  2. Abdulhamid said:
    not needed for software problems.

    Thanks for the response, but I'm not sure I understand what you mean. If I just copy (not image) the partition using Crashplan, will that be good enough? I guess I don't understand the difference between an image and a backup. I am guessing the recovery partition is already an image of the original boot drive, and all I need to do is back that partition up offsite to ensure it doesn't get destroyed.
  3. i mean if system is infected by the virus or any other software problem occurred then recovery partition is useful. but if sometime harddisk may crash that time you need a backup image from another drive.
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