Partition level backup of a Windows 2000 and 2003 server

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I need a very cheap solution for backing up a Windows 2000 and 2003 server partitions without having to reboot the server < £50.. also a boot receory CD would be good..

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Checkout runtime's DriveImageXML, it should do fine:

There is also a possibility to use it from a WinPE boot CD (explained in the Link too), or you can make yourself a UBCD4WIN which should also have the tool included:

You probably won't be able to get this or other tools to run from a Windows 2000 box while the OS is up, as that OS didn't yet have Shadowcopy available. So for that OS you will always have to do a partition backup from the CD.

how bout Paragon DriveBackup?
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Don't think that you can get such cheap a solution that works for backup on Windows 2000 online.
Paragon Drive Backup 10 Server should do it for you with its hotprocessing technology:
But it is not 50 pounds.

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