Ive been building music PC's for friends for a while now and have been getting busier. I was wondering what is the best way to make a recovery CD... I know Norton Ghost is brilliant but i didn't want to use it for two reasons...1) I want to start using unattended setups and don't want to be having to register each copy and 2) the main reason...i don't want to pass to cost on to them.
The main thing is... would it be better to use a file-based back up or a sector based image? most free softwares seem to use sector-based but from what i can see it would take a lot of CD's to burn an image of a full drive even if it isn't all being used even with compression, i presume file-based takes less space and would do fine assuming the master boot sectors are still in place for recovery??
Any ideas of what's out there to allow me to do this fully automated file-based backup on to a bootable CD (no floppy drives)... assuming file-based is the way to go!
Im just a bit confused, not use to working at the level of disk sectors!! Thank you all for your time and hope to hear from you soon