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clone63 May 17, 2010 11:45 PM

Disk image backup + restore on media free?
 
Is there a program that can make an image of an entire partition on bootable media for restoring later? For free? Looked for a while, can't find one.

gingerbee May 18, 2010 06:23 AM

wd free version of acronis should be able to i think don't quote me on it i don't use the wd version. hope it helps

DCCV44.2223 May 18, 2010 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clone63 (Post 379440)
Is there a program that can make an image of an entire partition on bootable media for restoring later? For free? Looked for a while, can't find one.

Sorry, have not come across any freebie backup programs that can do bare metal restore, closest is bundled software with some USB enclosures.

chrisk May 18, 2010 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clone63 (Post 379440)
Is there a program that can make an image of an entire partition on bootable media for restoring later? For free? Looked for a while, can't find one.

Acronis WD Edition as gingerbee mentioned will do it for you for free as you have a WD drive.
WD Support

It is a scaled down version of the Acronis Home version. Will do a full backup, but no incremental.

clone63 May 19, 2010 12:18 AM

Scanned through WD Digital edition Acronis but didn't think it would work as it just wanted a location on a different partition/drive to create the backup but maybe selecting blank media in the odd is all it takes to get started.
I ended up using Win 7's backup tool, as I did not know it had it till now..:doh:
Thanks ging and chris


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