How to Take Full Image of Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Dear All,

Good Day,

In Our Org. We are using Acronis 9.1 to take Full Image Backup for Windows XP & Windows Server 2003 (in-case if anything happens for the PC & Server i can restore the Acronis Image)

I need Same like this to take an Full Image Backup for Windows Server 2008 & Windows 7. Please help me which took can i use for this

Question by:Ram Kumar Chellam
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    hello Naazq.
    Since you happen to use my favorite weapon of choice (acronis 9.1) i would suggest the excelent acronis backup and recovery 11.
    you can get a better price since you would be upgrading.
    hope that helps
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    You can use EaseUS Todop Backup, he clones hard drives, system, can recover do dissimilar hardware, you can even mount you partition image to see what is in it or to just copy some data from it.
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    I agree with stergium - you have files in a format it will be able to read (and mount for access of course) plus Acronis have options for bare metal/dissimilar hardware restore now.

    If you moved to an alternative, you'd still have to maintain your old Acronis software in case you ever needed to restore from prior to implementing the new software.
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    The builtin backup tool of both Windows 7 and Windows 2008 make image backups, so you can use those to create an image backup of both systems. Look for "Backup and Restore" in the Control Panel, or usually you'll also have backup messages within your taskbar's "Action Center", and via that you can also reach the Windows backup utility.
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    You need Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11 Advanced Workstation
    It covers almost all platforms
    With the remote management agent you can deploy the images and backup the machines
    Further Universal Restore feature is there which helps you to deploy the image to a different hardware :)
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    If you don't want to use the internal backup and prefer paying for a 3rd party product, I'd prefer using Paragon, as it is cheaper than other products. It includes adaptive restore too, which would be the same as the Universal restore tool of acronis.

    One thing you should keep in mind for all products that offer an adaptive restore or similar tool, is, you can't use this for restoring OEM versions of Windows to other hardware, as that is a breach of the m$ Eula, and you'd have problems with activation.

    The best backup tool available is StorageCraft's Shadowprotect, it offers features no other tool has:

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