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SpudMuffin

Software to clone a HDD for backup?

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Hi guys, posting in the troubleshooting section as this I feel is the most relevant section.

 

I was hoping for a gentle nudge in the right direction? I want an application that will clone my boot HDD (currently SSD, would like RAIDed drives as an option) onto a backup HDD. Anyone have any suggestions? My only requirements are that it must do this from a bootable CD or USB drive so I don’t need to install anything onto the backed-up drive itself.

 

An older version of Norton Ghost used to do this but that hasn’t worked for a while now. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks :)

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If your running windows 7 you can do a system backup using using "backup and restore".

 

This handy guide will take you step by step. :)

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If your running windows 7 you can do a system backup using using "backup and restore".

 

This handy guide will take you step by step. :)

Or if you're not using Windows 7 you can use Acronis. I use it to back up a system image of my netbook (WinXP) every now and then. I used it to restore to XP after a period of using Win7 that didn't really go to plan. The recovery from Acronis went perfectly.

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And they all run from a bootable CD or USB without installation otherwise?

Yes they do, if you check my guide for windows 7 back up you will see that you can back up to a drive or dvd, the same applies for Acronis but of course it is not free.

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