August 17th, 2011, 02:45 AM
Disk/Operating system image backup software
I would like to learn if there's a free and reliable backup software which gets the image of the disks and installs the system back to the backup date operating system.
Some of my clients use Shadow Protect with Qnap which works fine. But some don't have those software and hardware.
It would be great to offer them a freeware alternative.
August 17th, 2011, 09:49 AM
August 17th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Strange you should post this today, I just got done making a disk image of a windows hard drive about 2 hours ago.
just use a linux live CD and the dd program. It's easy, free and reliable once you learn how to use it.
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August 25th, 2011, 03:24 AM
thanks for the replies.
@salem I had a look at the site of clonezilla which I found a bit confusing. Server Edition is talking about DRBL which seems to be for Linux. All my servers are Windows servers.
@Doug G I am working on the servers remotely. The servers are located in different cities of my country. So I have to:
1) set an operating system clone once or twice in a month automatically. (using windows scheduling)
2) get daily backup of the files (which I think I can fix with ntbackup)
So in case of any disaster. I want to make the system online in hours.
Many thanks again..
August 25th, 2011, 04:10 AM
Depending on your use case, DriveImage XML from Runtime could be something for you. It's only free for private use, though.
September 6th, 2011, 12:24 AM
free backup tool
i've been using easeus todo backup free. it works well to me.
i set up a backup plan, including incremental backup and differential backup, for important data.
you can also download it.
October 13th, 2011, 04:15 AM
todo backup is easy to use
easeus to do backup is easy to use! i have download it from the download.com to backup my system (windows 7). it is more powerful than the built-in tool in system. i love it !
November 9th, 2011, 08:16 AM
The problem I have run into with Clonezilla is it won't resize partitions on the fly like Ghost. If you are cloning from a smaller drive to a larger drive, you are good. Not so much the other way around. Just something to keep in mind.
Originally Posted by salem