N/APosted on - 01/18/2012
I'm thinking of making an image file of my whole system. and I was wondering if it would take up most of my disk space to store the image.. The utmost concern here is if my PC becomes corrupt or is damaged, is the image file reliable enough to restore all my files and programs? Is creating an image file as your system backup a good idea? Can anyone give some suggestions?
Can Image Files be relied on as a backup for your system?
I do not think creating an image file for all the files that you have stored on your system is such a good idea. Image files will be suitable for backing up executable applications, and especially the big ones that can be able to fix on CDs and DVDs. But for normal files like the ones that you created using a word editor, pictures and other files that you have on your computer, I will suggest that you just save them in folders and then create a backup of them on an external hard drive or a partition on your computer.
In case you need to enhance security of the folders that you have saved the files in so that they will not be vulnerable to virus attack, then you will need to archive those folders using an application like winrar.