What's mean by backup the image of the system?

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Hi,
When someone says he wants a backup of the entire system as well as the
image of the system, what's that mean? Thanks.

adrian
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    In news:eMKdhS$uFHA.3000@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    Adrian <a@hotmail.com> typed:

    > When someone says he wants a backup of the entire system as
    > well as
    > the image of the system, what's that mean? Thanks.


    It probably means he doesn't know what he's talking about. An
    image of the system *is* a backup of the entire system.

    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup
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    "Adrian" wrote:
    > Hi,
    > When someone says he wants a backup of the entire system as well as the
    > image of the system, what's that mean? Thanks.


    It could mean that you mis-heard him. An "image" of the system
    usually means a copy of the entire OS partition stored as a file or files
    that can be used to re-create the entire OS in a process called
    "restoration". These "image" files can be kept on external USB
    or Firewire HDs or on CDs or DVDs.

    Another kind of entire OS copy is usually called a "clone". They
    also contain the entire OS partition, but they are directly bootable
    just as the original OS is directly bootable, and because of that
    they must reside on an IDE HD. No "restore" step is necessary
    to run the clone, and they're good if you have to be up and running
    again as soon as possible after a disk failure.

    Since HDs can be considered to be more fragile and sensitive
    than CDs and DVDs, the "someone" may have meant that he
    wants a clone as well as an image file (or simply "image") of his
    system.

    *TimDaniels*
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    Adrian wrote:
    > Hi,
    > When someone says he wants a backup of the entire system as well as the
    > image of the system, what's that mean? Thanks.

    Could mean he wants a backup (non-image, such as from Windows Backup)
    plus an image (such as from Acronis or Norton Ghost).
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    oic, thx
    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:uvHSJdAvFHA.3000@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > In news:eMKdhS$uFHA.3000@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > Adrian <a@hotmail.com> typed:
    >
    > > When someone says he wants a backup of the entire system as
    > > well as
    > > the image of the system, what's that mean? Thanks.
    >
    >
    > It probably means he doesn't know what he's talking about. An
    > image of the system *is* a backup of the entire system.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    > Please reply to the newsgroup
    >
    >
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