>Acronis has 2 problems that make automatic unattended backup less than
>desirable or impossible depending on your point of view. Those 2
>problems do not exist in Norton Ghost 10
>1. If you set up Acronis to take full backkups and validate once the
>backup is complete, Acronis validates the backup but also re-validates
>all the prior full backups that have been previously validated.
Is this in the log?
>2. If you create a backup location for full backups set the backup
>limit to 4, Acronis does not delete fifth oldest backup once it
>competes a new backup. Unacceptable.
Does the log show it checking for number of files, but getting
the answer wrong? Does it ever decide that a backup should be
I am unclear, when it allows you to specify, whether, when using
differential backups, whether the count is of full backups or all
>These 2 problems do not exist in Ghost.
Apart from Ghost not being available for Vista yet, AFAIK; I
found it to be almost everything I wanted for XP, it had a
problem which gave me great grief, until I found it wasn't just
my installation - BSOD intermittently when backing up the boot
partition. It got to the point that the only use I was having to
make of my backups was restoring when Ghost had trashed Windows.
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