Backup OS Drive and Restore - Best Practice
Posted on 2011-03-06
I am getting ready to set up a backup of my system.
And need someone to give some helpful know-how advice.
I have been checking in on Norton Ghost as an option.
Let me explain my situation a little.
I have a 20gb drive, which at the current time, only about 1/2 is taken up since the system
Was re-installed the other day.
Now, I have to reinstall my system at least once "1 time" every month, this is due to corruption
from the development that I do with my business.
And since I just recently got into Video Production as a business instead of a hobby, it too
Puts a lot of strain on drivers and windows system, thus causing corruption at some point.
And I have to reinstall.
What I want to do really soon, like maybe this evening, is creat a backup of my C:\ Drive.
With the best program available for this.
This is the KEY Question.
When I create the backup, it will be done on a Mapped drive, that has my shares on for this system.
So, I will be doing the backup say: S:\Backup\
When I go to restore this backup, what are the best practices and steps to take in order to get the system backup and running, AND what is the time frame from start to finish of the Backup?
It takes me about 3hrs now, with one heck of a Slipped Stream CD, which has nearly everything on it that is needed, to be up-to-date, so that all I have to do is install programs.
Will the Norton Ghost (or) Equivalent do it this fast or faster?
Thanks All, and hopefully this post was not to rambly...