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While a live boot environment of Linux Mint might be helpful, Parted Magic is an invaluable tech tool out of the box. I've used it for years and I wouldn't go anywhere without it on a flash drive. It enables you to check hard drive health -- problematic mechanical drives are FAR more common than you'd think -- reset local Windows account passwords, extract user data, clone hard drives, and a bunch more.

For my home server I use CloudBerry Backup in conjunction with BackBlaze B2.