I've been experimenting with hidden partition imaging. I found:
. I got this to work perfectly with Linux. Earlier tests showed that my destination drive cannot be NTFS (when saving image); FAT32 worked ok. I'm actually about to do a windows XP test to see if it works with NTFS.
I tested Norton Ghost 12 which is easy to use (GUI). Worked fast and flawless. Haven't tried Acronis yet. Advantage with Ghost is that you can transfer the image to a virtual image for use with VMWare's Player
. I suppose that Acronis can do the same for Virtuozzo VPS