Backing up hard disk partitions over the network

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A partition backup offers several advantages over legacy, file-based backup alternatives, and using a backup server adds even more convenience. We’ll show you some free tools for partition backup over the network.

At an Internet café, someone has just injected a virus to crash a freshly installed operating system. In an office down the street, a trainer has been trying for hours to harmonize the configuration on a group of 20 new PCs. At the same time, in an office upstairs, a hard-disk crash takes down the source code of an almostfinished project.
In all three of these horror scenarios, a legacy, file-based backup solution may not be the option you are looking for: Even if you manage to find the necessary backup disk, you’ll have to reinstall the operating system before you can even start restoring the backup.