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http://fire.dmzs.com/?section=tools&subsection=V (partimage + testdisk)
http://www.snapfiles.com/opinions/PC_In ... overy.html
http://www.partimage.org/ (copies only stored data from filesystem w/o mounting it)
current version of partimage does not allow you to restore to a smaller partition ( http://www.partimage.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=489 )
also says "The NTFS (Windows NT File System) is currently not fully supported"
( http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page )
http://device-image.de/ (copies byte-for-byte, including empty areas of partitions)
http://drbl.sourceforge.net/ (server) + http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/
(alternative to norton ghost enterprise?)
from the device-image.de faq
Q1. How does deviceimage compare to partitionImage project?
A: The main difference is the following:
partimage analyses and operates on the file-system level,
device-image instead, operates on the device level.
Therefore the advantage of partimage lies in the possibility to to read out the information only from used blocks making a very small image.
The disadvantage is if the file system structure (as in case of NTFS) is not completely known, the support of this file system remains permanent experimental.
Consequently you are not sure if your backup image is restorable.
The operation mode of device-image is copying byte-by-byte, it means all sectors, regardless of containing or not any data, will be stored in one image.
In this case the big advantage is independence from the file-system.
Because we save really all data, as additional positive effect here we have a following one:
if you want undelete some data which you deleted just before your last imaging it is also possible in contrast to partimage-method.
The disadvantage of device-image method is: for restoring you need a device which is the same or bigger in size than original one.
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