Perhaps these questions will highlight what I am trying to get at.
By "bootable backup" do you mean; 1. you boot something other than your hard drive to do a backup? 2. the backup program is bootable? 3. your restore is on a cd/dvd and its bootable? 4. you want to image your drive and have that image bootable? 5. the image software disk is bootable?
A bootable back up; make a backup or copy of the drive in question to cd/dvd - even an external HD; install inside a football (whatever shape you prefer). Then proceed to boot it frimly with your left/right foot to test...?
But seriously...Wanderer's questions are what the OP needs to address/answer first?
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