How would I clone my hard drive onto a second for a backup?
How does one do this?
I want to completely clone my primary Windows hard drive onto a second one and keep it out of my machine (or in my machine but powered down) as a backup that I would update every month.
1) Does it need to be the same kind of hard drive or can I get a bigger one, different brand?
2) What sort of software would I need? Do any open source style things exist for this or would I have to buy Norton Ghost or something?
3) To update on a monthly basis would I have to do a complete copy each time or would I be able to do incremental updates to the backup device?
Are there any other ideas?
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Oh, saw 3). You can have it do backups on a schedule, erase and overwrite, or add to (incremental). Acronis is VERY powerful!
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