Backup PC to external USB via serial port from laptop

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Backup PC to external USB via serial port from laptop

Post by BassAddict_IT » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:39 am

Hello,

I have a unique situation. I have a PC in a machine that I need to image the HDD; taking the HDD out of the PC will not be allowed. The only devices/ports I have access to is a CD-ROM and serial port, respectively.

I was wondering if I'd be able to connect a serial cable from the machine PC to a laptop with an external USB to create an image.

Thank you,

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Re: Backup PC to external USB via serial port from laptop

Post by Alt » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:25 pm

There're some programs that connect 2 Windows PCs through a serial cable. They have to be run on both PCs simultaneously, and they don't use the IP protocol to communicate. I doubt that you can run R-Drive Image and it'll see the external disks.

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