I came across a pretty cool backup and restore tool and thought I would post it. I won’t post to much detail because you can find out all about it at their website(link below).
Tool: Redo Backup & Recovery
What is it: Live Linux distro with a backup and recovery tool
To make a long story short, I downloaded the iso, burned it to a disk, and booted to the disk. Then, I hooked up my external hard drive and ran through the backup process. Twenty minutes, later I had a backup. Then, booted up normally and made changes. I booted back to the disk and restored. Twenty minutes or so later, life was good.
When comparing this tool to another free backup tool such as Clonezilla, Redo has a GUI which makes it much easier for even the most non technical user. Redo also seems to be a much quicker process to getting your computer backed up than Clonezilla. Granted I am speaking from a strictly backing up one computer situation, Clonezilla has other advanced features.