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Best W2K Imaging Software: NTFS

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I run W2K on a machine with 2 physical hard drives, C: and D:.  Both are NTFS volumes.  I want to be able to clone an image from C: to D:.  If I have serious system problems, I want to be able to restore the cloned image from D: to C:.  

Also, I want to be able to clone NTFS volumes over a Peer-to-Peer network (e.g., C: on Computer 1 imaged to D: on Computer 2), using either NetBIOS or TCP/IP.

Norton Ghost does this nicely for FAT volumes.  What is the best software to do this on NTFS volumes?
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by:geoffryn
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The current version of Ghost works fine on NTFS and supports networked images and multicast through Ghost multicast server.  I think it is generally the best image software out there with the largest feature set.  PowerQuest's DriveImage also works pretty well.
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We evaluated both Ghost and DriveImage on Win2000 NTFS. We selected DriveImage as we found some inconsistencies with restoring from a Ghost image, depending on the image size. One restore of a 2GB partition took over 3 hours. We had no such problems with DriveImage and it works fine over a network, you just have to create different startup disks depending upon which network card is in the machine. It reduced our installation time by 60%, plus it's unattended.
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If it is a server, mirror the drives them break the mirror.  
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