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#1 JohnnyCo

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:07 AM

Hello,

I am starting a small computer repair and virus removal business and am looking for a way to back up customer's computers before starting work. Ideally, I would like to be able to boot to a disc, clone the hard drive to an external USB drive and then be able to easily recover the image if needed.

Is there any free solution available and if not, what is a good, reasonably priced one?

Thanks,

Johnny

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:09 AM

Acronis True Image is the best (not free)
Macrium Reflect is the best free alternative

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:11 AM

Also, I would like to be able to run a diagnostic test on the machine that would provide a report that I could present to the customer. If anyone ha any free/reasonably priced diagnostic utility suggestions, they would be appreciated as well.

Thanks again!

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:14 AM

Thanks Allan, I have taken a quick look at these but not quite sure how they would work for a small business. Would I be able to create a boot disc an back up the customer's machine without installing software on their computer?

Would I be able to recover the image from the external drive without installing software?

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:39 AM

yes and yes, I have it and do both of these often.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:53 AM

Thanks guys, I will give Macrium a try.




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