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?

Thanks  

Mike
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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.
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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.
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shahzoorCommented:
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
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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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