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Backup drive needed for 10.5/MacbookPro. Install CD won't recognize eSata drive. How to install OS?

I like to have a fully ready to go hard drive as my backup. If the hard drive fails, I want to immediately swap the bad with a good drive and get back to work. This limits my down time to the time it takes to swap drives (required anyway, if the drive fails). If we do it the Mac way, drives must be swapped, OS installed, then backup data restored. User would be down for at least eight hours under this scenario. Seems ridiculous that this is Mac's plan for recovery.

Can anyone suggest the easiest method of accomplishing a ready-to-swap hard drive, given the fact that the backup drive is eSata (connected through the PCI slot)? Thanks
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