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Can anybody please suggest a good disk imaging solutions for Windows 2008 Server? The software should be capable of incremental backups, FTP storage and handling the Windows Server 2008 default software RAID. Also, it should be less expensive than Acronis.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Shadow Protect by Storage Craft meets most if not all of the technical requirements, we use and like it. I don't have info on pricing compared to Acronis, which is also a good product IMO.

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Drive Snapshot is small, simple and in my experience completely solid, as long as you're OK with an unsexy UI. Does incrementals and mountable images (writable!), too. Can restore system drive during boot from local or external USB/Firewire media. After the 30-day free trial it's 89 Euro or (today) about $122. More features here and here.

Windows Vista and 7 can mount FTP servers as drives, presumably Server 2008 and 2008R2 do likewise, so Snapshot can use them.

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Thank you very much! DriveSnapshot actually fullfills my requirements entirely and is the only piece of software so far capable of handling my RAID solution. Thanks again! –  eric Feb 23 '11 at 12:49

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