Good drive imaging program to backup multiple systems with an ext. drive? Free?

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moparmaniac

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Hey guys...I am trying to find a solution to a problem that I'm having. At work we have about 6 PC's that I would like to make drive images for in case of drive failues. I was wanting to use an external drive for the backups and was looking for a one touch feature but I don't think it would work with multiple machine backups.

I was trying to avoid having to install software on each machine to perform these backups.

So what I was thinking of doing is trying to find a program that can reside on the external drive and will run from there.

Does anyone know of a free reliable imaging program that will do this?

I had found one at one time that did just this and worked great but I can't remember for the life of me the name of the program!

Any help or ideas appreciated!!

Mike
 

JohnWill

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I suggest that you spend some money and buy a real commercial drive imaging applications. Hard to imagine you can't afford a decent application for a work environment.
 

moparmaniac

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That would be great but the company isn't paying for any of this....they have network servers for backups..but they're unreliable and a bit flaky from past experiences...so I'm taking matters into my own hands so to speak. Plus we only used them for files not entire drive images. I'd agree with you if I wasn't paying for it myself.
 

Squashman

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The only free thing you are going to find is DriveImageXML.

But the new Windows Home Server would be a perfect solution for you.

I doubt you will find anything free that will do a full image backup over the network.
 

moparmaniac

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I looked at DriveImageXML...that might just do what I need!

We won't be doing image backups over the network..just to an external USB HDD.

Thanks again!
 
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