Can you image a drive to a partition

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December 19, 2010 at 21:32:44
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4 pentium 1 gig
Does imaging a drive to a partition work? I'm wanting to save 3 or 4 computer HD images to a large partitioned HD, each to a partition, but it seems to me that i've had trouble in the past recovering from a partition where i've had no problems recovering from another full HD.

Anyone help?



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December 20, 2010 at 05:36:09
Depends on the imaging software. If you first boot to a disk from the imaging software you should be able to browse to the desired image. If you want to boot the the hard drive containing the images that might be problematic.

My advice is to burn the images to DVDR instead and you should be able to restore directly by booting to the DVDR.

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December 20, 2010 at 13:10:41
An drive image is considered to be a full copy of the hard drive. You can save it to a partition only in the form of a file.

Some people call an image of a partition an image and may or many not be correct.It is an image of only a partition.

As above your choice of image or backup solution needs to be carefully considered and as to what is failing.

I have never had any issue with ntbackup but it isn't an image as such.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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December 20, 2010 at 18:09:31
Thanks Othehill and Jethro,

There are no immediate problems, a couple freinds just want a backup of their drives in case of major problems. They couls each buy a drive a image it, i just wondered if I could save them money by getting one drive and putting all their backups (or images or whatever) on it.


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