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Image backups of NT system disks?

By mattbody ·
Does anyone know of a reliable and quick method of taking an image backup of an nt system disk (in the sme manner as in VMS). The machine can be shut down to take the backup, but the backup (dat tape) must restore the full system to a blank disk in case of major failure. restoration needs to be reasonably quick to reduce down time

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If you plan to recover the system to the same hardware and imaging utility like ghost from symantec may work for you. If the system is that mission critical that you cant afford downtime store the image on a drive on another system. If you can't afford the space you could back the images up to tape and restore the image file when needed. You would have to make a new image if ANY hardware changes for NT 4.0. Another option would be ArcServerIT from CA- they too have an image option for disaster recovery.

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by zozuk In reply to Image backups of NT syste ...

Yes I used Ghost version 1.5 (it's really old)but works great for NTFS drives, because it copies block by block period.It does not copy to an image file, so I picked up a big enough HDD and ghosted the server to it. If (and it has)crashes I drop thebackup HDD in and start it up, use my backup tape for the most recent files and I'm done. 30 mins and my boss is happy. I also re-ghost the crashed drive from the now running HDD. If I make a change to the server I drop the backup drive into a box and make the same change to it(other than user files) they get backed up daily.Just try and see how long it takes to rebuild a server from an ERD.
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