I am currently trying to design a disaster recovery plan setup. I have a scenario i need to be able to be confidently complete. It is as follows.
A pc that I have not seen before as an Issue (We will presume it is booting up.) I would like to clone the hard drive first before trying to resolve a snap shot of current state. I would like to use acronis to clone the drive. In this situation this machine has only one partition. I could use partition magic to create a new partition and clone the system drive to that partition but that is too risky as if new partition creation fails we have nothing to recover. I would like to have an external drive connected via usb and clone the drive to that external drive that try and resolve the issue with the pc.
Can I reliably do this or will the external USB drive be visible to acronis when it boots it its own routine. Thanks for taking the time to review this question