Solved

Best W2K Imaging Software: NTFS

Posted on 2001-07-12
3
166 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
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?
0
Comment
Question by:DocPit
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:geoffryn
ID: 6279067
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.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Dangerman earned 50 total points
ID: 6280497
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.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:rcasteel
ID: 6304302
If it is a server, mirror the drives them break the mirror.  
0

Featured Post

Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Always backup Domain, SYSVOL etc.using processes according to Microsoft Best Practices. This is meant as a disaster recovery process for small environments that did not implement backup processes and did not run a secondary domain controller that ne…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question