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Clonezilla is a fine open-source tool, but it requires going through several screens.

Since I need to save/restore the same Windows partition, I was wondering if someone knew of a tool (open-source or not) that is easier to use and boots off a USB keydrive.

Ideally, it'll save the two commands to save/restore a partition, so I just need to boot the host from the USB key, choose the command, and it'll take care of business.

Are there solutions that look like this?

Thank you.

Edit: Here's one among other articles that shows how to tell CZ to run a script to avoid the multiple screens.

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You do understand you can automate a Clonezilla backup right? – Ramhound Dec 10 '12 at 14:24
Thanks for the idea. I'll investigate how to configure Linux to start CZ automatically and have it run a script. – OverTheRainbow Dec 10 '12 at 16:14

XXClone is supposed to be very good (however I dont think its available as a portable)

Otherwise Clonezilla Portable:

Alernatively O&O Disk Image (paid for version,again I dont think its portable):

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Have you considered using Windows Backup? It allows you to choose to create a full system image that you can easily restore from within the control Panel Later.

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