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60 views

How to keep Windows image up-to-date?

Our client PCs have different configurations for different departments. We used to pick up few PCs from each department to create a monthly Windows image by using Windows backup utility, but this way ...
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Windows 7 Ready to use system image [closed]

Good day, I want to create a dvd of my windows 7 with installed programs. I have a new windows 7 with a few standard programs installed. (Photoshop, Office, etc.) How can i make an image on a dvd of ...
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How can we create an image from an entire disk?

I've tried clonezilla live cd, and I got an image but in a kind of folder. I would need an .img file or something because afterwards I will use some images together, but that is other story. I also ...
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126 views

How to mirror a filesystem structure but without any content

This is needed for backup purposes. Just the index of the entire fs structure. I can do such image with a FAR plugin. How can the same be achieved in the GNUverse? Mirroring means perfect copy, i.e. ...
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1answer
287 views

How do I manage multiple system images in Windows 7?

I want to make multiple system images, taken at different times, using only Windows 7's built-in imaging utility. I know that this can be done more conveniently with commercial utilities like Acronis ...
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1answer
317 views

Restoring images to different hardware (disaster recovery scenario)

Planning for disaster recovery of home and small business data. I understand all the ins and outs of creating disk images that can be restored on different hardware -- that you need to go beyond ...
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1answer
61 views

System image/Backup & restore

I am running Windows 7 64-bit. If I "create a system image" is that the same thing as selecting all files/folders on all HDDs and carrying out a "backup & restore" please? If they are not the ...
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1answer
480 views

Is Acronis True Image always a true image?

I am planing a full backup in my computer using Acronis for the first time. I know that there are two kinds of backup softwares, one that can only copy the files and restore them, but cannot restore a ...
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2answers
86 views

Creating laptop's disk drive image [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free way to clone HDD to SSD? I have bought a new laptop and there is an original HDD which I replaced with the SSD one. I do want to make an image of the original hard ...
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Win 8 RECIMG fails when writing image

Recimg hangs showing 1% of the image written. Creates target file on drive, lots of disc activity but doesen't write any data. Tried with a couple of different target drives (internal and USB) from ...
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1answer
152 views

How to restore data on a new HDD using image?

My HDD is failing (So says CrystalDiskInfo 4.5) and I have been recommended to create a image using Macrium or something similar. Right now I have a Seagate Momentus ST9320423AS 320GB. My 320GB ...
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5answers
430 views

Reinstall Windows on mass computers

At work there are about 40 DELL PC's - half of them are Windows Vista and other half are Windows 7. Some of the DELL PC's are 220s and 230s model. If I want to re-install Windows then I can use a ...
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2answers
783 views

Load Windows 7 image created by Windows (not Acronis, Ghost, etc.) to Virtualbox VM

I made an image, and used Windows 7 "Create system image" in Windows Backup and Recovery. I load it just fine on many other computers, it is a good image with many steps in creating it. How can I get ...
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376 views

System disk image backup

Looking for poweruser suggestions for incremental system drive backup. My system is a laptop, and main backup would be a disk at home. Though would also like to "backup/restore on the road". ...
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1answer
175 views

How can I copy a “*.img” image to a hard disc partition so that it will be bootable?

There is an option for doing it from a Mac using Disk Utility; but at the moment I don't have a Mac. So how do I do it using Windows or linux? And how do I copy a *.iso image to a hard disc ...
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1answer
360 views

Tool for creating system image from DOS (should be USB bootable) ..?

I want to know if there's any decent tool which can be used to create the system image from DOS .. What I specifically want to do is to put the program in my FAT32 formatted USB, then boot the target ...
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1answer
129 views

How to image / copy my drive to a new drive on a Mac

I am looking into upgrading my MacBook's drive and would like to transfer the current's drive contents on the new drive. This is a relatively well covered topic here, and several solutions such as ...
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3answers
306 views

How should I image a hard drive in a platform independent and future-proof manner?

What methods of producing hard drive images stand out with regards to being platform independent and standing a good chance of usability in the future. Some considerations: Can the imaging program ...
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1answer
730 views

How do I restore the images from a MediaWiki backup?

I'm having trouble restoring the images folder from a backup of my MediaWiki. I made a backup of my MediaWiki (MediaWiki 1.15.1, PHP 5.3.2, and MySQL 5.1.41), reformatted my computer, and reinstalled ...
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1answer
32 views

Backup CF disk data to image

Is it possible to backup Compact Flash (CF) disk data to an image file and restore later? Can you please give some pointers on the same?
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1answer
111 views

Create an image of a clean installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Creating image of Windows installation Computer refresh - Efficiently cloning 60 indentical computers I occasionally format my computer because it gets quite full ...
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How to properly image a truecrypt system partition?

A couple of times now I have imaged a truecrypt system partition in windows. When the system has crashed on me I've attempted to recover the system only for truecrypt to not boot the recovered system. ...
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2answers
504 views

Creating an image of the entire system

I have a couple of computers running Windows XP and they all have the same software installed on the same hardware. I would like to create one image, so that in case a user's computer dies I can just ...
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1answer
98 views

Size of backup Image of a partition

When creating a backup image of a partition, will the image always have the same size as the partition, even when the partition is not fully occupied? Therefore will I have to find a storage device ...
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3answers
425 views

Linux cloning tools

Could you please advice how to clone CentOS with all installed software to another box. What tools should be used?
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1answer
216 views

Can't execute hdiutil create from remote machine

I have an iMac with the HD split into two equal size partitions. Both partitions are bootable with Snow Leopard. I then start-up partition 1 with an admin user account. I want to create a disk ...
2
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1answer
230 views

Creating a Mom-Proof laptop. Imaging software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Want to create a system image Windows backup by Imaging I'm about to send a new laptop to my mom with the router pre-configured to work with the laptop. I live 1000 ...
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1answer
104 views

Switching to Linux, Need backup help

I have an existing Vista installation on my thinkpad x200 and I want to install Linux on my machine. I've done this several times already but I usually format the whole disk and dual boot on Windows ...
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2answers
6k views

How to create an image of my OS X drive and restore it later like Norton Ghost or DriveImage?

I have a stable OS X installation on my machine. I want to create an image of it and be able to restore it later when needed. Is there a way I can do this in OS X? How can I restore the image later?
2
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1answer
59 views

Image backup with two Macs

My setup is as follows: iMac + Ext. HD in the living room A MacBook I want to create a regular weekly backup flow, that will create an image file for the MacBook (the entire disk image), and save ...
2
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1answer
69 views

Few questions on restoring an os from an image

Is it possible to backup and restore more than 1 partition?For example, I have a multi-boot computer. And I want to backup them all(Windows xp, Windows 7, and Ubuntu) If it is possible, what are the ...
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1answer
3k views

How to restore an os from an image created by macrium reflect

Can you recommend of other os imaging software that you use if you haven't use macrium reflect yet. And how do I restore the os from that image? And which is faster? reinstalling the os then install ...
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1answer
481 views

backup hard drive image on external hard drive for Windows 7

I am looking for a backup tool for Windows 7, that will allow me to backup my laptop’s hard drive on an external hard drive as an exact image. In a case of a problem with the main hard drive, I would ...
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687 views

Best way of getting a harddrive image off a netbook?

I have a netbook with Windows XP installed on it. I'd like to play around with it a bit(read: install another OS), but before I set out to do that, I'd like to make a complete image of the harddrive. ...
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3answers
229 views

What is the best application available to create backup images of hard drive?

We used to use a program called Acronis for creating image backups of an entire hard driver on a daily/weekly basis that could be used for restoring a crashed machine.I don't think Acronis works with ...
3
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1answer
799 views

Best way to create and restore a Drive Image with Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Want to create a system image I am about to build a new PC. I am a windows 7 user. For years now I have been wanting to install windows and all my favorite software, ...
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3answers
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Best way to backup a Windows 2000 system?

I need to create a bare-metal exact copy of a Windows 2000 system. I just want to duplicate the system disk to another disk and put it on a shelf in case of emergency. Unfortunately, the current ...
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5answers
505 views

Restore complete PC from another computer

I have a few friends which keep on coming to me every month to format their laptops and then reinstall Windows. This is time consuming. Is there any way that I can make an image of their full system ...
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1answer
1k views

Restoring a HDD backup image from the Ubuntu Live CD

I want to restore a HDD image I have to my laptop's HDD while booted off the Ubuntu Live CD. The laptop's HDD is unformatted and has no partitions. I expected this to work: $ sudo dd ...
2
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1answer
129 views

Bootable, multi-architecture imaging software with error correction

I do a lot of tech support for family and friends (and of course their friends) on the side and I am looking for software with the following characteristics: Runs on as many hardware configurations ...
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2answers
86 views

Need a software backup solution with specific features

I'm going to be formatting my machine in the next couple of days. I finally got Windows 7 set up how I like it and decided on a suite of software that I will be installing after each format. Since I ...
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1answer
1k views

Why do I have multiple drives in my backup system image?

I have a drive which has 2 partitions. One is where the OS is installed, the other is a data (but not libraries) drive. When I try and create a backup using the built in tool, it wants to include ...
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2answers
193 views

Is System Restore a full Restore and suitable for a test installation?

I have a fresh and activated Windows 7 installation that I would like to use as a Test installation. So I would like to create a Snapshot and be able to completely revert to that snapshot. As it's ...
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2answers
1k views

problems with WindowsImageBackup and write protected drives

On Windows 7 I created a System image of my computer (C: and reserved partition) onto a USB drive. No problem. I then formatted the C: and installed the OS -- no problem Now I would like use the ...
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How do I image my hard drive for backup? Or do I just need to backup the files?

I have never imaged a hard drive, so I don't know what software to use or how to prepare my system for imaging. Is this the best way to backup? In the past, I've always just kept a copy of my ...
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6answers
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Backup windows image to thumb drive?

I recently bought a new netbook from Malasia. It doesn't have a brand name, or officially supporting drivers. It came with a version of windows, and working drivers for all the hardware - but I want ...
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3answers
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Is there any hard drive imaging software for Windows that is free or open source?

I've used O&O DiskImage 3 and was not very impressed with it. Are there any good alternatives that are free or open source?