I recently had an opportunity to glance at large Vista manual I saw in the computer room at a local library. At the time, I was trying to determine whether Vista was natively capable of burning an image of a whole disk to an external attached drive. The manual stated that Vista had this capability. Is anyone sufficiently familiar with Vista to know if it is also capable of burning an image of a disk over TCP/IP to a disk on another network computer?
Burning an image is just like copying files, it is just different in the size of the files moving between computers. If you have the bandwidth to copy files from another computer, you can burn an image as well.
Acronis True Image Home Version 11 has a good clone disk bootable CD that I use to clone my main drive once a month. It should work with an ESATA drive or perhaps a USB one. Check the web page for info..