Quick...need a free HDD mirroring application!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nathan Alexande, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Please help!

    -Nathan
     
  2. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    what do you need this for ?
     
  3. Need to mirror my office's server HDD...it's gonna fail soon.

    -N
     
  4. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    so you need something to copy and paste then ? if you can find another HD then just transfer the things to there .. you won't need a mirroring application for that - I looked at a couple of places and free is not what I found .. If it is a swappable raid configuration, just take the bad drive out and put a new one in, then it will rebuild itself ..
     
  5. Norton Ghost?
    P.s Nathan in your spec it says you have a 60mb hard drive, I think you mean gb? :)
     
  6. Haha...hadn't noticed that error before...thanks! Yes, I need something similar to ghost, but it has to be free...any ideas?
     
  7. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    There are no apps like ghost that are free, get a second HD from the local PC store, and use Windows backup if anything, or just move the files from one drive to another.
     
  8. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Ghost comes with Systemworks which comes with loads of other useful utils and sells dirt cheap (especially older but still useful versions) so might as well buy that.
     
  9. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    You could'nt give me a Symantec App - This is better:
    • http://www.acronis.com/products/trueimage/
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    or you could take a demo/trial version of something like partition magic? Just a thought, it only needs to be free while you take the backup, right?
     
  11. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Partition Magic don't back things up .. It is used to partition the hd
     
  12. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    You would need something like Norton Ghost or PowerQuest DriveImage.

    G4U is a freeware NetBSD based hdd cloner, though a little more complicated then Ghost or DI: http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

    JJB
     
  13. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Don't you have a second hand computer trader like in Australia?
    Anyway, for a comprehensive list - check out
    http://msn-cnet.com.com/4500-3513_7-0.html?tag=sb&qt=backup+image
     
  14. Thanks, guys!

    -Nathan