Create a backup image of windows server 2008

hi experts,
 I have a server 2008 and i want to create a backup image of it to later restore in an event of a crash. I downloaded the trial Acronis backup and restore 10 but that only worked for my Windows 7 workstation. Do you know of a trial or free version of any good software that will let me create an image for my windows 2008 server and then restore later maybe to a bigger drive?

thanks!
frankbustosAsked:
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Slav ZabickiConnect With a Mentor System EngineerCommented:
you can
it easy and it's free. I use http://redobackup.org/

that's bare metal (GPL = free) and very effective.
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browningitSysadminCommented:
Server 2008 has a built in back up feature which you can configure.  Here is a detailed link on how to do so:

http://www.netometer.com/video/tutorials/windows-server-2008-backup/

Nice tutorial videos on how to do it.  It is block level back up (referred to as a "bare metal restore by many) image that it creates.  I personally don't use this software for my clients but I do know that it works.  I am a fan of Backup Exec for Server 2008.

If you don't like that link and want one with a text version just let me know,

Cheers,
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OBESEJESUSCommented:
You can use acronis back up and restore for servers or try shadow protect from storage craft
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frankbustosAuthor Commented:
This worked for me. Thanks!
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