Clone Hard Disk of Windows 2008 Backup Media

Microsoft Windows server standard 2008 -...
January 11, 2011 at 02:32:44
Specs: windows 2008, C2D, 4G Ram
Hi all,

I have a windows 2008 AD & file server. I use "windows server backup" for daily backup. The storge media is a external HDD. For safety, can I clone the HDD? if not, how can I make another copy of the storage HDD. Thanks so much.


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#1
January 11, 2011 at 08:05:29
A backup of a backup? Not your usual backup strategy.

Yes you can clone to another drive
You could just copy to another drive
You could put in a NAS with mirrored drives and store your backups there.

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#2
January 11, 2011 at 23:53:55
Thanks wanderer.

I know that is a not good backup strategy. A backup of a backup, the data is not the latest. In fact, the 2nd backup media will be store at warehouse, the aim is prevent such as fire disaster to destroy our files and database. Do you have any suggestion to keep two piece of backup copy.

And, I just tried to plug the external hdd to a Vista pc then want to copy the content to another hdd. But the Vista cannot recognize what is the format. Have any idea?


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#3
January 12, 2011 at 07:43:33
vista doesn't have to recognize the format of a file to copy the file.

we do tape backups @ two sites and weekly rotate the previous sites backups to the other site.

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#4
January 17, 2011 at 06:45:32
for sure, you can do this, copying the image to another. maybe two backups are more safe, and suggest to back up the disk and save it to a removable hard disk or a cd.
as for your backup schedules, maybe an app with full schedules and incremental will be more suitable for you, such as todo backup, disk directr, or something else.

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#5
October 27, 2011 at 03:06:25
What do you mean? You need clone this Hdd that carries the backup files to another hard drive for safety sake?

If it is so, you can use professional clone software to help you out.
So much I know


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#6
November 1, 2011 at 08:34:03
old thread Alex-sharry. OP abandoned it long ago.

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