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    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.

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    I like Acronis True Image, but there may be better/cheaper apps out now?
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    Default Re: image

    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

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    Thank you! I will give these a try.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZHawk View Post
    Looks like Acronis True Image has a "clone" mode -- giving that a try now.
    That's the one you want!
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    Default Re: image

    You could do the same with DriveIImageXML


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    Default Re: image

    Sounds like what you really need is Raid

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    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.

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