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If I understand correctly, I can add an external hard drive to my computer and using the appropriate backup software, create a disk image. This will back up my OS, my data, files and programs, everything. Then if the computer hard drive dies, I can replace it with a new one and install everything from the backup.

I have a wireless network at home serving 4 computers. Can I do the same thing as above using wireless network storage?


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Tried that.

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The performance was so bad that after a day I thought that staying wired for such backups was not such a bad idea after all. You really need to test "How long will this take?" on wifi, lan, USB 2.0 and eSATA then see if you have the patience for it.

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It can be absolutely O.K.
I made it so: on both my computers I installed Starwind iSCSI (free one version, for home it`s O.K.), created images on remote home server, connected with Starwind to images, from now system sees it like loacal, and save all copies on it.

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It's bad.

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I've found many try such and to backup a common hard disk took a week.

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