Tag: Backup

Backup application for Windows Azure

I have written( with Vunvulea Radu and Catalin Gheorghiu)  a backup application for Azure. It is made with MVC + Azure Tables.

It was made initially for a contest, but I intend to work further and progress .

You can play at http://backupapp.cloudapp.net/

The code source is on http://myazurebackup.codeplex.com/ – and you can add also your feedback at http://myazurebackup.codeplex.com/workitem/list/advanced

And , if you are a programmer, you can also improve it – just leave a comment on codeplex!

Thank you,

How to … Make a bootable clone hard disk in Windows 7

Disclaimer  : it is a short story of the long story from http://onegeekwithalife.blogspot.com/2009/11/booting-from-cloned-vhd-in-win7.html 

Step 1 : Read http://onegeekwithalife.blogspot.com/2009/11/booting-from-cloned-vhd-in-win7.html  and confirm you have administrative rights to run programs.

Step 2 : Download tools

                          a) Disk2VHD from SysInternals, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx

                          b) VHD Resizer, http://vmtoolkit.com/files/folders/converters/entry87.aspx

                          c) BcdVHD, http://disk2vhd.codeplex.com/ .

                         d) Original Windows 7 disc with bootsect.exe

Step 3 : Run Disk2VHD and create a vhd file


Step 4 : Attach the VHD  file in the DiskManagement, make online, delete raw volumes and shrink hard disk. Detach VHD.

Step 5: Run VHD Resizer with selected VHD.


Step 6: Run BcdVHD in order to add this VHD to the boot configuration.


Run bootsect on VHD as mentioned in http://onegeekwithalife.blogspot.com/2009/11/booting-from-cloned-vhd-in-win7.html 

Step 7: Restart and confirm you successfully boot. Run %SystemDrive% on vhd. Note the drive

Step 8: Attach the registry of the file as mentioned in http://onegeekwithalife.blogspot.com/2009/11/booting-from-cloned-vhd-in-win7.html 

Step 9 : Restart

Step 10: Congratulations, you have a full VHD system to boot that is running now!