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NZHawk
20-08-2009, 12:52 PM
I have a customer with a cash register system run through a computer.
We want to simply image the hard drive so if the original hard drive fails it's just a matter of switching cables and the system is up an running.

Is there a simple program available to do that?

Could I get some suggestions of how to proceed from here.

Thank you.

nofam
20-08-2009, 12:57 PM
I like Acronis True Image, but there may be better/cheaper apps out now?

Blam
20-08-2009, 01:23 PM
If its a one off then(all free):

Macrium Reflect(easiest to use)
SelfImage
Clonezilla

If you need incrementals or differential backups regularly, then I recommend Ghost or Acronis.

DriveImageXML if you need it to be free

Blam

NZHawk
20-08-2009, 02:16 PM
Thank you! I will give these a try.

NZHawk
20-08-2009, 03:20 PM
Possibly I used the wrong word.

What I want to do is copy the original hard drive to another backup.
The programs suggested created images and these would then need to be re-installed.

I want to simply copy the hard drive so if the original hard drive fails it's just a matter of switching cables and the system is up an running.

Opps -- looks like Acronis True Image has a "clone" mode -- giving that a try now.

wratterus
20-08-2009, 03:57 PM
Looks like Acronis True Image has a "clone" mode -- giving that a try now.

That's the one you want! :thumbs:

Blam
20-08-2009, 07:46 PM
You could do the same with DriveIImageXML:)

PPp
20-08-2009, 08:53 PM
Sounds like what you really need is Raid

mikebartnz
20-08-2009, 09:13 PM
The latest Parted Magic has a program on it to image a drive. You can download the cd image and then burn to cd. It is a very useful disk now.