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Hello all.

I was asked by a user at a very small company to take an image of his computer so that it can be restored if anything happens to his machine.
This company does not have any servers or NAS devices. just a couple stand alone workstations.
Running Windows XP pro and Windows 7

Basically this user has lot of customization and downloaded programs installed and customized to be exactly how he wants it.
The only program I have used in the past was Symantec Ghost. I am not quite sure what is out there today and what you smart people are using for this type of backups.

I am going to implement something different for his data backup.
So in the case of a catastrophic failure I would first restore his image back to his PC then all of his data.

On that note what would you all recomend for automated simple data backups for individual workstations?
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by:lewisg
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For image backups I have been using Paragon Drive Copy 10. Works well from a bootable external USB hard drive.
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by:gnurl
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Hi for XP I would suggest acronis, for me this works quiet well, for Win7 it do as well
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Windows 7 has its own image tool build in so there is no real need to buy something if the image does not need to be bootable, but you should be able to install the image using the Win7 install media...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpromedia/thread/fc173f39-4767-43c7-a9a4-59ac006f81c5


Best regards
gnurl

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by:SaadAhmedFarooqui
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Acronis is very good, should give it  try.
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by:GreatSolutions
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As als315 suggested, Acronis is one of the very best. This solution, with the addition of their Acronis Universal Restore ( a tool that lets you restore the image in a completely different hardware ) is unbeatable...
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by:LA75
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Thanks everyone.
Investigating Acronis now..
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