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Need a good "free" cloning program

I have a one time need to clone a hard disk but have a problem with HDClone. Can anyone suggest one?  I am running UBCD, but need to switch to something else.

Can anyone suggest one?

thanks,
newbieweb
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Expert4XPCommented:
Try Drive Image XML, which is free.

http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I have it installed, and started. But I get an error: "Could Not Lock Destination Disk"

Any ideas?
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
These disks are both of type "Basic", but I am trying to make a clone, so I can upgrade them to Dynamic.  Could this have something to do with the problem?

Do you have any other suggestions for a free program?
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Expert4XPCommented:
Is your destination disk in use?  Some system or other files open on the destination disk, which is where it is trying to store the backup images.

Here is a long list of free image programs.  (Note, I haven't really used any of them--I have experience with Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image, which are the two top commercial programs, and the ones I use.)

http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/backupandimage.shtml

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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I may consider buying a real program for this.  But do I need Ghost if I plan on using Server 2003's mirroring capabilities?  Am I right that this is a one-time cloning step?
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
and how do I find what's open on the destination disk?
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Should I just select Ignore to the disk lock error message box?
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Expert4XPCommented:
I'm not familiar with Server 2003.

You should probably repost your question in the Server 2003 EE area.  I don't think any of these programs are designed to be used on Server 2003 and especially mirroring, which is another complexity.

Sorry I can't be more helpful, but the ones I mentioned are home/consumer versions.
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