I need to wipe one laptop and create a disk image for backup, and I would also like to have a regular backups of my primary PC.
Because I'm mainly using Linux now, and I will need to create safe partitioning software when I'll need to install Windows on secondary partition at some time, I need bit-by-bit backup/restore solution.
Preferably one that can create VHD images as well. Bit-by-bit is even more important because some partitions are fully encrypted in Linux system.
I remember Norton Ghost was the best 8 or so years ago, but I haven't been following the software lately. Also, I don't need a smart fancy-pants-sits-in-a-tray-uses-licence-for-each-tray solution. I want a software I can use for 2 PCs, boot with boot CD, mirror to NAS/(secondary HDD)/VHD. Reboot, restore from NAS/(secondary HDD)/VHD.
Is there anything that works like that?
Core 2 Duo E6300, MSI P45 NEO-F, Club 3D GTX 260, 4Gb DDR2-800Mhz, Audigy X-Fi Fatal1ty Champ1on ed., 0.5Tb+1Tb Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, 630W AXP, Samsung SyncMaster BX2450, ViewSonic VP171b