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When designing a development system I seem to focus more today on how to recover my system from a failed or corrupted project. I've come up with simple recovery processes from drive image recovery, snapshots and restore options like Acronis offers.

Designing your Development System

When designing a development system I seem to focus more today on how to recover my system from a failed or corrupted project.

I've come up with simple recovery processes from drive image recovery, snapshots and restore options like Acronis offers.

But with each process I find more work than I would like to see.

Example:

Development station One: has 1 drive for OS, 1 drive for Documents and projects, 1 drive for VHD Drives adn 1 drive for virtual machines.

During a few tests my main OS drive was corrupted so I swapped out the drive with my backup image and reconnected the physical drives as listed above. I was back in business in under 10 minutes.

My corrupted drive then was added to my system via USB and I launched CloneZilla from my virtual systems and started the rebuilding process.

All of this was from one workstation so I could continue working and do everything from one system.

 

My question is to other technicians: What type of backup and recovery process do you use when you are in test, research or development modes?

 

I don't normally post up videos from YouTube but I've found it's going to be faster than what I can do. I'll do my best to give you all some background on the YouTube video authors. These are what I call experts.

 

When designing a development system I seem to focus more today on how to recover my system from a failed or corrupted project. I've come up with simple recovery processes from drive image recovery, snapshots and restore options like Acronis offers.