Beyond Backup: Imaging Tools

IT Expert Voice has an excellent article that you should read if you have any value in your data. I’ve seen so many businesses neglect backups on their crucial data until it’s too late. Then they wonder why you can’t restore their data. Sure, they may have a tape drive, but they haven’t put a tape in since 2004. For the quickest way to get your data back and the system back to a usable state in a hurry, imaging is the way to go. A full disk image is a duplicate of the whole drive you are running, hopefully imaged on a different drive or server somewhere. It only takes a few minutes to restore that image, and you’re back in business. It takes a lot more space than traditional backups, but it is much more thorough and a lot faster for recovery.

Ever have a hard drive burn out completely? I have. It