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Server Image Backup

Hi There,

Currently my company has a Dell Windows 2003 server Standard edition R2 with 4 SAS drives in a Hardware Raid 5 setup and is being backed up via external harddrive using Symantec backup exec 2010 software.  The information being backed up is mainly the User data, but i would like to put a faster disaster recovery solution in place, so in the event the server crashes out completely and it takes weeks to order a new server, i can get a backup image running on any side computer i use in a virtual mode.  Then when I do get the new server or parts that i needed for that server to get it up and running again i could image that virtual mode back to the Server or new server.  Is this possible and what software could i use to image my server?


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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I've used in the past successfully BackupAssist to do a P2V (physical to virtual) migration.
You can find here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN_ZBTPJgaY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUyPMQSKFgAuTPh4xJnvcLcA a video on how to do it.
Pradeep DubeyConsultantCommented:
For DR i would like to suggest go for Zeniths BDR G14 or TigerCloud (with business Continuity) , both are good product and cheaper.
you need Acronis Backup and Recovery with Universal Restore
The add-on called universal restore helps you restoring image of one machine to any other machine available. Your server will be up and running within an hour
Its really robust and reliable
snipa911Author Commented:
I Tried to make a backup using acronis shahzoor and trying to recover on another pc doesn't seem to show any files.  Is there a trick to this.  Can you direct me to some good instructions on how to create a backup then restore as an image
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