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Best Backup

I've been looking around for image backup software and was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas.
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For taking image backups I would recommend Norton Ghost. The latest versions are incredibly user friendly and allow you to take an image backup to many mediums - local partitions, CD/DVDs, network etc.

Remember that there is not necessarily a "best" software in any case - what is "best" for you may be the worst software for someone else. It is all based on what suits your requirements the most.

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For my money, its Acronis.

Their solution literally saved me 3 days of reinstalling a server after a user decided to unload the product database.  This application install normally takes our technicians 3 days (its a library control system, and that time is mainly entering the books into the system from the download discs, one CD at a time.....)  Restoring from the Acronis backup, I had the librarian checking books out again in 15 minutes!  That's a mere 1% of the time the old recovery plan had allocated to that system, and it captured the entire database without having to take it offline.  Like I said, if I'm buying a backup solution, it'll be Acronis