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Imaging Software..

I'm looking for a software imaging tool that I can install that will update the latest files from my pc into a daily image. Something that runs in the background, daily, and pushes the image onto a file share or some sort. That way if my pc dies I know i can restore to it at least the previous day. No intervention is the key.
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rindiCommented:
Check the free Paragon backup utility, it does images and can also do differentials, and it allows you to create a Booting CD so you can start the utility from outside Windows in case your OS dies:

http://www.paragon-software.com/index.html
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you have a few PCs you want to do this with, look into Windows Home Server.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
To be clear, Windows Home Server has a backup feature that "images" PCs after you install a small agent and can restore them from a boot disk.
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Pradeep DubeyConsultantCommented:
Best is go for the shadow protect. It can take backup locally and also in network location. Also you can schedule it for as much as you need ( Even for 1 second delay into the two backups). It is also easy to restore and also file and folder level restore. you just need the software. you can download the trial version from the site.
Its very good software.
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Cobra25Author Commented:
This will be implemented in a small business office, so we cant use home server.

Ghost or Acronis doesnt have this feature?
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rindiCommented:
I never recommend either of those products, as for one I have an antipathy against Symantec (Ghost), and I also am not too fond of Acronis, although that in my view would be the less evil...

Just go for paragon. Since this is for a business though, you won't be able to use the free product I recommended above, as that is for personal use only. But there are also paid versions that work very well.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
> This will be implemented in a small business office, so we cant use home server.

Why?  You can use home server in a business - you just can't join it to the domain.  You install it, install the agent on the workstations you want to backup and you're done.  Cost per station (especially if you backup 8-10 stations) is often LESS than Symantec, Ghost, or Shadow Protect).

I know several consultants who use home server (or multiple home servers if they have more than 10 stations) to provide workstation backup).
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Pradeep DubeyConsultantCommented:
Check the below link, Storage Craft support Home servers as well. You have to use the Server Edition of ShadowProtect. See the below link.

 http://forum.storagecraft.com/Community/forums/p/891/4098.aspx
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Cobra25Author Commented:
Trying these out will report back.
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