Help Making a copy of my C: drive

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n1ml

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I have 2 120GB disks. I am running Windows 2000 Pro.
I have partitioned the first disk to be 2 60 GB partitions with my operating system on the C:.
The second 120 Gb is what I use for my personal files, DVD backup/authoring and digital pics.
I want to have an image of my C: just in case something goes wrong or I get a real bad failure.
Presently, I made an image of C: on the D: using Maxtor's maxblast. (same physical drive)
Both drives are Maxtor. Should I make an image on the second hard drive, my computer labeled it as G:. There are two CD ROM/DVD drives in the computer.
Can I still use the D: as a good place for the mirror backup? Will I be able to boot from there if the C: dies?
Any help is much appreciated.
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Mark
 
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You can put the image whichever drive or partition you like (other than C:). But since anything can fail, I would also recommend making a backup of that image as well.
 

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I'd consider something like Acronis True Image for backups. That way you can make compressed image files that don't take an entire partition, they're only as large as the compressed data from the boot partition. Obviously, I'd follow Bob's advice and put the backup image on a different physical drive, since one of the things you're trying to protect against is hardware failure. :)
 
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