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    Question Image backups... how do they do that?

    I was always under the impression that to make make an image backup one had to boot off a alternate medium. How can MS Backup (for instance) make an accurate image of a running system?

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    Fiz,

    It's done using a windows feature called Volume Shadow Copy Service.
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    Sorry, my bad, I was thinking more on the technical side. I'm having trouble visualizing how separate but related memory locations stay relavent during the whole time the image is being created.

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    I'll read the link you provided... that might help.

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