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I have one 160GB and one 1TB hard drive.

On the 160GB drive I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on the C: drive. On drive D: I have some programs installed.

I want to make a complete backup of both the drive (save disk image) to the second hard disk (1TB) so that if anything happens like a virus attack I can restore both Windows and Ubuntu 10.04 with the programs installed.

I want to know how to backup and restore this configuration without any issues, because I have never made a backup of the system drive before.

Are there are reliable freeware solutions available?

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I use Clonezilla Live. Instructions: http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live-doc.php (you want Save disk image)

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i have found full how to of clonezilla here howtoforge.com/… –  kaykay Apr 9 '11 at 3:54
One of my favorite sites. –  emgee Apr 9 '11 at 4:06

try the freeware todo backup, it's quite good.

but you may have to backup the system drive in windows, cause this tool can only work in windows.

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