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Image Backup

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#1 van1934


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Posted 30 May 2006 - 10:07 AM

i use windows xp. i have a backup program that has an option to do image backup. i am not familiar with t his and was wondering is it good? and safe? thanks, van

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 01:19 AM

There is a good article on image-based backup, opposed to file by file system that you would make to a disk, you can read it here.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 03:51 AM

Image installation is how major computer manufacturers install Windows on their computers and make the restore disks for them. Having one for restore purposes would certainly be beneficial, but you cannot do incremental backups on it.

Image for restore disks and regular backup set up to do incremental backups on a set schedule (and on a different drive) would give you the best of both in my opinion.

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