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    Making Disk Image

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    by rcliffe ·

    What software would you use to make am image of a client’s system for easy restore?

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    • #3028632

      Clarifications

      by rcliffe ·

      In reply to Making Disk Image

      Clarifications

    • #3028627

      we use

      by purpleskys ·

      In reply to Making Disk Image

    • #3028618

      The venerable one is still the easiest to use

      by ronn hanley ·

      In reply to Making Disk Image

      Norton Ghost is one of the more versatile tools for imaging, backup and recovery and system maintenance.

      The Imaging tool is incredibly intuitive and doesn’t require a lot of time to learn. Also, since it allows for multicasting you can effectively handle 6, 7 or more laptops or PC’s at the same time.

    • #3028590

      Here are some free and good utilities

      by markp24 ·

      In reply to Making Disk Image

      Hi

      I have used Power quest drive imsage, Norton Ghost, Drive Image XML, TO DO Backup and Macrium Reflect backup, all are good,
      but These are free Macruim relect (can be automatically scheduled to make images) TO back up is an easy interface also, and makes its own boot recovery CD, And Drive image XML is great to, but a little less friendly for a UI.

      Hope that helps

      Mark

    • #3028586

      Image

      by ameack ·

      In reply to Making Disk Image

      I have used Acronis True Image a lot of times. Its good.
      I have used it on Servers and personal PC as well.
      Loading it back as well is not a hassle.

    • #2870488

      Did any of these ideas help?

      by markp24 ·

      In reply to Making Disk Image

      Hi

      if anyof the ideas helped please give a thumbs up

      • #2870368

        Thanks

        by rcliffe ·

        In reply to Did any of these ideas help?

        Thanks everyone; I am currently evaluating some of your suggestions. I expect that one or more of them will suit my needs.

        • #2870363

          So how hard is it for you to mark the answers as helpful?

          by ron k. ·

          In reply to Thanks

          Just curious. It’s not difficult for me.
          Each reply has a ‘Mark as Helpful’ button. It gives the answerer a thumbs up, the online equivalent of buying them a beer. There’s an ongoing competition to see who gets the most thumbs up per week and it may also persuade someone to either help rcliffe or pass.

        • #2870289

          not

          by rcliffe ·

          In reply to So how hard is it for you to mark the answers as helpful?

          Hi Ron;

          Not hard at all, now that I know about it. When Mark sent that last message, I thought he was asking for a “thank you”, so I sent one; seemed only polite. Didn’t know about any competition for points or whatever; now that I do I have taken care of it. I may have been a member for 10 years, but I don’t spend a lot of time here; I never noticed that button before. My apologies.

    • #2870241

      OK I’m surprised that no one mentioned

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Making Disk Image

      Clonezilla available free to use here

      http://clonezilla.org/download/sourceforge/

      But here it really depends on what you want to do and if you are willing to pay for this type of software. If you are willing to pay then Acronis True Image is probably the easiest that I’ve used for a long time while Ghost is great it’s not quite as easy to use and Clonezilla is the best free one that I’ve used though the Paragon Offering comes a close second. But that’s just my personal opinion. 😉

      Acronis

      http://www.acronis.com.au/backup-recovery/

      & Ghost if you want to try their Trial Editions. :0

      http://www.symantec.com/business/ghost-solution-suite

      Col

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