Free programs that backup a hard disk to removable media from a boot cd?

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  1. MrBrian

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    Which free programs backup a hard disk (or individual partition(s)) to removable media (cd, dvd) from a boot cd? I'd also like the ability to verify the image without restoring first. Paragon can do this, except for verification without restoration. Any other candidates?
     
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    Macrinum reflect free can do it too I think:rolleyes:
     
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    Clonezilla, Redo Backup and Recovery

    but I am not sure they can verify or not:D
     
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    The Linux-based Macrium Reflect Free rescue cd unfortunately cannot make backups.

    Paragon Backup and Recovery 2010 Free Advanced is probably missing the verification unfortunately. I recently used the boot cd from Paragon Backup and Recovery 2010 Home Edition to backup a hard disk directly to DVDs, so I know that works, but I believe it's also lacking verification.

    Just to clarify, Clonezilla and Redo Backup and Recovery can burn directly to removable media from their respective boot cds?
     
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    From the link you posted:
    Can Clonezilla use multiple media if necessary?
     
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    "....except for verification without restoration....."

    I believe verification without restoration is a misnomer. And certainly shouldn't be used in any Mission Critical situations.
     
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    I don't know about that,

    what does multiple media means? USBo_O?

    As the capacity of a DVD is 4.7GB(~4.3GB), so if your image is larger than that, it cannot be stored onto one DVD. Therefore, an external HDD or USB Flash will be a better storage for store larger than 4GB image.
     
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  10. wat0114

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    AFAIK, Clonezilla can not save an image using the live disk to DVD media. It's not the most intuitive backup disk, so maybe I've missed it somewhere, but I didn't see it anywhere in the options.
     
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