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Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:26 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations of disk imaging software, preferably free, that allow me to pull an image WITHOUT installing the software on the OS in question and hot imaging? As in, letting me use a bootable disk to both pull and restore the image.

It looks like Clonezilla can do this, though I can't find any others.
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:07 pm

The free version of Macrium Reflect runs under Windows. The disk that you're cloning doesn't necessarily have to be the one that you're booting from.
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:13 pm

Aomei Backupper http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html
You can create a bootable USB or DVD on the same (or different) computer and use it to backup/restore.
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:21 pm

The problem with Macrium Reflect is that booting Windows off a disk other than the one I'm imaging isn't always an option. I'll look into Aomei though.
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:19 pm

Download waik and use imagex from a winpe disk.
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:52 pm

I've used clonezilla for exactly this purpose, and it worked fine for me.
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:46 pm

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So I've used Clonezilla to take a disk image from an SSD. Our image is small enough to fit on a 120GB SSD (111GB in Windows) because we have a mix of potential destination drives. I think the source drive this image was taken from was an plain-jane 120GB Samsung 840. It's worked on 120GB Sandforce and 840EVO drives, also 128GB Sandisk and Toshiba drives.

With the new MX100 drives (128GB) Windows boots but bluescreens with an 0x0000001E error, even in safe mode. The SSD is fine because I can build windows from scratch on it no problem but something about this new MX100 makes it incompatible with the image.

Any suggestions? I don't understand the first thing about the inner workings of Clonezilla really, but it's always worked before and the most complicated option I've ever had to use is -ICDS to put the image on a slightly smaller drive (if it was taken from a 128GB disk and is going onto a 120GB disk).
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:01 pm

Once Macrium is installed, it will allow you to create a bootable CD/USB with either a WinPE or Linux version of the software.
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:57 pm

nerdrage wrote:Once Macrium is installed, it will allow you to create a bootable CD/USB with either a WinPE or Linux version of the software.

Yes, as do all the ones I've seen that let you make image backups, but can it create/pull images using the bootable disk? That's the key point here.


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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:06 pm

Any Linux bootable disc will do dd for you.
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Re: Disk imaging that doesn't require hot imaging

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:20 pm

localhostrulez wrote:Yes, as do all the ones I've seen that let you make image backups, but can it create/pull images using the bootable disk? That's the key point here.

Yes, Macrium lets you create a bootable CD, DVD, or USB drive to do that.
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