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    Question Backup Software

    So whats everyone using ?

    Is the win2k offering any good.... can it do a complete restore (with a boot disk) from one drive to another, looks like it can but I don't want to use it and find out too late that it doesn't work lol

    Failing that I'm also interested in possibly using a usb 2.0 external drive caddy. Any software around to support this, obviously would need somekind of usb reading from dos in order to restore.

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    I use Drive Image 5 (or is it 6, one of them anyway) and its been flawless for me, boots from floppy so can be run in OS or in DOS

    Havent tried the 2k one im afraid.

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    I noticed drive image as a possibilty, any idea if it has usb and/or network support to get to the images ?

    I do like powerquest stuff, never had any problem when using magic so it is a definite option.

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    I know it has network support, sot sure about usb. i imagine 6 might have though, www.powerquest.com take a look there.

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    ignore this, it's incorrect

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    The current version is 7, it's WinPE based not DOS based. Network-based file restores are a breeze, just enter the path in standard \\machine\share\file format. Similarly it supports USB devices. Essentially if it's supported by XP, it's supported by DI7

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    Originally posted by directhex
    The current version is 7, it's WinPE based not DOS based. Network-based file restores are a breeze, just enter the path in standard \\machine\share\file format. Similarly it supports USB devices. Essentially if it's supported by XP, it's supported by DI7

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    What happens if you have total failure on a drive though, say a virus/magent/spilled coffee eats the boot sector nt kernel etc. Is there not an emergency DOS boot route to use for restoring ?

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    yeah, like i said. WinPE is MS's bootable XP version - a fully functional bootable XP. You boot the DI7 CD, it will boot Powerquest's version of WinPE (entitled PQRE). It has a full driver.cab, so any devices supported natively by XP are natively supported in PQRE. it'll first try & get a network adress via DHCP or prompt you for a static address if it fails on its DHCP lease, then it'll present you with a menu of things to do - back up, restore, a few emergency tools, etc.

    The downside is it needs 256Mb of RAM just to boot...

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    Sounds ideal. Will go hunting for bargain price now...

    Thanks for the ideas everyone

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    LMAO @ powerquest online buying ...

    drive image v7 download - 69euros = 47.98gbp

    or

    the physical version from dabs for 41.12gbp. So much for cutting out the middle men.


    edit : or amazon 34.99 + free delivery ! (maybe I should move to bargain hunting forum now )
    Last edited by elneckio; 20-09-2003 at 04:49 PM.

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