How do I restore the image?

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  1. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

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    I was just reading another thread about different imaging products and have a question about imaging.
    I use Shadow Protect Desktop on my W7 Pro pc.
    It's very easy to restore an image that is kept on the same hard drive but in a separate partition.
    But I'm not understanding how I can backup an image to a dvd and then use that dvd to restore the image to the pc.
    I have only 1 optical drive.
    If I insert the boot disc from SP how do I then insert the dvd with the image on it?
    Hope I'm asking this the right way.
    Thanks.
    Hugger
     
  2. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    With all imaging software, once the bootcd loads to the mainscreen, you can remove the bootcd and insert the DVD with your backup.
    On the mainscreen, you choose "restore", next a screen comes up asking you where the image backup file is located. You browse to your optical drive.

    For backing up to a dvd, it's best to backup to a file, then burn that file onto a dvd. It's quicker and more reliable that way. Make sure you only use high quality blank dvd's (not rewritables) verbatim and sony's are 2 of the best brands. Lower quality DVD's can take along time to restore because of read errors.
     
  3. Osaban

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    I'd like to add that considering how cheap and convenient USB drives are nowadays it is a lot quicker and reliable to backup to these than DVDs.
     
  4. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

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    Thanks both of you.
    This was info I was hoping to get.
    Hugger
     
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