7503Re: [NTO] benefits of disk imaging?
- Oct 2, 2006the thing about imaged backups is that they eventually get old, outdated.
But, nonetheless, I find them a handy thing to have (it can save my bacon).
Me too, (works great) on the Acronis. I have their latest True Image home
For many years I've sent backup image across the network. I used to capture
(the storage location) for the image be a networked Win 2K box (also requires
a dhcp server on the network -- many combo router/dsl_modem serve dhcp)
I discovered recently that a Linux box running Samba (on the network) works
identical to my former method of a networked Win 2K box.
So now, when I image, I have the Linux/Samba box running (destination for
image) then boot the other 'puter from Acronis boot CD then send image over
the network to the Linux/Samba box. Works nice. The reverse (restore image)
works nice too.
Also can image Linux with the exception of Linux LVM (logical volume
manager) -- True Image supports many/most Linux file systems (in addition to
the Win file systems).
Also supports many other storage/destination if you're not interested in using
a networked box as the destination.
g4U and another, a partition imager are open source softwares. But I'm
unaware how these compare/measure_up. Alan.
On Monday 02 October 2006 09:04, sisterscape wrote:
> Yes, Acronis has worked very well for me. I have restored images
> perhaps 5 times and it's always worked flawlessly. However, the
> restore was to the same computer. While it's possible to clone to a
[ . . ]
> --- bruce.somers@... wrote:
> > > I will be buying a new computer soon, running xp pro. I would love
> > > to minimize the agonizing re-install of all my favorite apps and
> > > their settings. I have the impression that there is no way around
> > > this, but can some of it be lessened by imaging the curent hard
> > drive
> > > and restoring all or part of its contents to the new system?
> > >
> > > thanks for any wisdom.
> > >
> > > Dean
> > You should look at Acronis TrueImage and perhaps others, and then
> > make your own decision.
> > I have just reinstalled WIN 2000 and it is a grand catastrophe!
> > Costing time measured in days!
> > Bruce
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