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When using True Image does the registry and services also get backed up...

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Hi All,

 

When we try to back up the entire Hard Disk does the software also back up all the registry entry and services(services.msc) that are currently running in the system.

 

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AFIK, yes.  A full backup is a drive image.  The Clone utility creates a duplicate drive that is immediately useable and bootable.  Backup requires restoration to be useful - cloning does not.

Beginner
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Does that mean i should be backing up the HDD rather than performing a clone operation.Just curious has any tested this.

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I suppose it depends on your objective.  I don't do backup/restore.  All my systems have two HDDs - only one is ON.  The other is in reserve ready to use.  I turn them on and off in mobile racks.  That way I can run them one week on, one week off.  There is always a good drive to revert to in case of any failure.

I used to do backups when tape drives were "in."  But - that is such a slow and cumbersome process.  So, I started cloning with mobile racks. 

Some offices and commercial networks require backup of data frequently.  That is a different objective. I see it as dependent on your objective.

 

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What i am basically looking out for is a back up all my HDD along with my registry and services running.Some of the applications that i run need to have a few services running.So was trying to confirm if the software does the same.

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Well, the answer is 'yes.'  It will be as of the date and time of the backup and require restoration to be useful.

Beginner
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so i take that to be a yes..thanks for your inputs buddy...

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Also wanted to check if the above process works fine for a server type machine.(Windows 2003)