So here's what I have:
- Laptop running Win 8 with 1 TB HDD - only 1 drive in it ("C"). About 80 GB full.
- 500GB External HDD holding about 200 gigs of media. Rest ~240 is allocated for small backups of WIndows System Image
- 1 TB internal HDD in an enclosure.
Here's what I want now:
Create monthly clone on my laptop on to the 1 TB HDD. This is the my-hd-crashed-and-i-need-to-submit-a-paper-tonight backup. In a case when my laptop stops working, I should be able to just swap out the hard drives, and the computer should work flawlessly. No need to reintall Windows, activate it, reinstall software etc. Complete clone. You get the idea.
Create Windows System Image using the "Windows 7 File Recovery" option every week in the 500 gig drive.
While I am comfortable doing step 2 above, I don't have any idea how would I go about doing 1. Also, I have no idea how would I recover my system image from step 2. I'm just creating backup, without any idea on how I will recover it.
Please guide me to the best tutorials/apps. Please let me know if something is unclear, I'd be happy to clarify.