I am looking for a freeware image backup software that can backup all paritions and data into an external hard drive.
I have so many options for the above, but I am specifically looking for the below feature during the restore.
Feature ==> When I try to restore the data, the software should not look at the existing partitions/FAT information etc, but just replicate what is there in the backed up image.
I will give an example below.
1. Got a new PC with 500GB HDD which has got only 1 partition, say C:
2. I partition the hard drive into 3, 200GB, 200GB, 100 GB.
3. I install linux into the 100 GB partition.
4. Backing the HDD with some software (I have used clonezilla, easeus to do backup before).
5. After a month, I partition the 200 GB into two 100 GBs. Now, as you see, the PC has 4 partitions (C:\ of 200 GB, D:\ of 100 GB, E:\ of 100 GB, 100 GB Linux Partition).
6. Now, let's say after couple of months, the OS is corrupt and I am forced to restore the backed image.
7. If I use backup-software to restore the image, the process will fail since the backup image has only 3 partitions where as the actual hard disk has 4 partitions. This is what I am trying to address.
When I try to restore the image, the imaging software should not look for the existing PC's HDD for the number of partitions. Instead, it should wipe the HDD and FAT and replicate the mirror image into the PC.
Can some one help me in finding a freeware imaging software that can be used like this?
Thanks in advance.