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Hey,

I just got another MacBook Pro, the 15" i5. I'm looking at setting up a server (Windows Server 2003) at home to have as a file server and manage some printers. I work as an IT Technician (in a windows environment) and have a couple old PCs available for free. They are C2D, 2GB RAM and 500GB HDD.

What is my best option for making a backup from my Mac (daily) to the windows box? I will be hoping to make an IMAGE of the Mac, not just a backup of certain directories. So if my Mac dies, I just restore the image and I'm good to go.

Also, on a side note, every now and then I get this weird static click noise from my MacBook Pro. Just a little tick noise. Any ideas on what that would be? I always have Finder, Firefox, itunes, Skype and Outlook open.

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The only imaging programs that I am aware of (SuperDuper and CCC) require imaging to an HFS Extended Journaled drive or partition. And Disk Utility is the same. That would eliminate your PCs assuming they're formatted to either FAT-32 or NTFS.

You could, however, backup to the server 2003 machine via your local network but it would probably be limited to a file by file backup rather than a cloned image. Maybe someone else can tune in here with some better ideas.
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The tick noise could be coming from the hard drive when it goes into powersave mode. Or it may come from the bottom cover, if the cover is a liiittle bit uneven.

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Thanks chscag! I'm thinking I'll just buy another external for my back ups. Probaby easier then over network.

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