Cloning boot drive for backup purposes
Posted on 2012-04-09
I have 12-15 PC's in use in our office, and users (all non-admin) manage to screw up their machines every once in a while. Data is backed up, but it's time consuming to replace or format a drive, especially reinstalling all the applications. I know I can clone each drive (I use Acronis) and keep them as backups, but I'd like to clone multiple drives to partitions on one large HD. If I need to restore any machine, I could clone the appropriate partition back to the old machine then restore the data.
I have several extra 500G & 1TB drives, can anyone explain how to clone multiple boot disks to a single large HD?
Thanks in advance!