I would like to take an image backup (sort of bare metal which is built into Win2008 R2 & Win 2012)
For a laptop / PC with encrypted HDD (we use McAfee to encrypt), can we "Create a Windows System Image"& still restore it?
if it's booted from a CD, we can't take a backup of an encrypted HDD but what if it's in a fully booted up state?
if the backup can't be used to do a good restore, what's the alternative?
if we can take a backup of an encrypted HDD (when Win is fully booted up), doesn't this defeat the purpose of encrypting the HDD?
Or encryption is only meant to protect the data in the HDD when Win is locked or prior to PreBoot Authentication?