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Best backup?

  1. #1


    Ross M. Greenberg Guest

    Best backup?

    Under XP I used Norton Ghost to make an image copy to my external USB drive.
    Ghost has not yet been ported to Vista. This is a dual boot machine, so I
    can pop over to my XP partition and Ghost my Vista partition, but I'm
    wondering what is the equivalent backup capability under Vista? I'm slowly
    moving over to a pure Vista environment, but the lack of the equivalent of
    Ghost is holding me back: is there an equivalent?

    Ross



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  2. #2


    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: Best backup?


    "Ross M. Greenberg" <greenber@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:FDVFh.1029$m7.960@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
    > Under XP I used Norton Ghost to make an image copy to my external USB drive. Ghost has not
    > yet been ported to Vista. This is a dual boot machine, so I can pop over to my XP partition
    > and Ghost my Vista partition, but I'm wondering what is the equivalent backup capability
    > under Vista? I'm slowly moving over to a pure Vista environment, but the lack of the
    > equivalent of Ghost is holding me back: is there an equivalent?


    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...cts/trueimage/
    Acronis True Image 10 Home creates the exact copy of your hard disk and allows you to instantly
    restore the entire machine including operating system, applications, and all the data in the
    event of a fatal system crash or virus attack no reinstallations required!

    With the new version you also can easily back up your music, video, and digital photos, as well
    as Outlook e-mails, contacts, calendar, tasks, and user settings with just a few mouse clicks!



    -Michael


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  3. #3


    CZ Guest

    Re: Best backup?

    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...cts/trueimage/
    Acronis True Image 10 Home works great here

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  4. #4


    Ross M. Greenberg Guest

    Re: Best backup?

    "CZ" <CZ@no99spam.com> wrote in message
    news:uciRBRNXHHA.4764@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...cts/trueimage/
    > Acronis True Image 10 Home works great here



    Just downloaded........



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  5. #5


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Best backup?

    Use Acronis TrueImage HOME 10 (get the latest version). It is about $50.00
    and is 100% Vista compatible. It does everything that Ghost does, and more.

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    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

    "Ross M. Greenberg" <greenber@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:FDVFh.1029$m7.960@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
    > Under XP I used Norton Ghost to make an image copy to my external USB
    > drive. Ghost has not yet been ported to Vista. This is a dual boot
    > machine, so I can pop over to my XP partition and Ghost my Vista
    > partition, but I'm wondering what is the equivalent backup capability
    > under Vista? I'm slowly moving over to a pure Vista environment, but the
    > lack of the equivalent of Ghost is holding me back: is there an
    > equivalent?
    >
    > Ross
    >
    >



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  6. #6


    Richard Guest

    Re: Best backup?

    Ultimate & Business have a built in image backup application to backup &
    restore your C drive.
    It works very well.
    For incremental backups of work I run SyncToy to backup work to a series of
    USB disks & flash media.

    "Ross M. Greenberg" <greenber@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:FDVFh.1029$m7.960@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
    > Under XP I used Norton Ghost to make an image copy to my external USB
    > drive. Ghost has not yet been ported to Vista. This is a dual boot
    > machine, so I can pop over to my XP partition and Ghost my Vista
    > partition, but I'm wondering what is the equivalent backup capability
    > under Vista? I'm slowly moving over to a pure Vista environment, but the
    > lack of the equivalent of Ghost is holding me back: is there an
    > equivalent?
    >
    > Ross
    >
    >



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  7. #7


    bp Guest

    Re: Best backup?



    "Richard" wrote:

    > Ultimate & Business have a built in image backup application to backup &
    > restore your C drive.
    > It works very well.


    It sucks!
    It will insist on doing the system drive whether you want it or not and if
    you duel boot it will insist on backup both drives. If you decide to do a
    file by file backup it will still backup your system drive/s. A major waste
    of space and time exspecailly if you just want to backup some files on a
    different HD than you system drive/s.

    Oh and it doesn't compress unless you backup to DVD's.
    Stupid.

    > For incremental backups of work I run SyncToy to backup work to a series of
    > USB disks & flash media.
    >
    > "Ross M. Greenberg" <greenber@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    > news:FDVFh.1029$m7.960@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
    > > Under XP I used Norton Ghost to make an image copy to my external USB
    > > drive. Ghost has not yet been ported to Vista. This is a dual boot
    > > machine, so I can pop over to my XP partition and Ghost my Vista
    > > partition, but I'm wondering what is the equivalent backup capability
    > > under Vista? I'm slowly moving over to a pure Vista environment, but the
    > > lack of the equivalent of Ghost is holding me back: is there an
    > > equivalent?
    > >
    > > Ross
    > >
    > >

    >


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  8. #8


    Richard Guest

    Re: Best backup?

    In you opinion.
    I don't dualboot, just use Vista with one fixed hard disk & the complete
    image backup is excellent at what it does...backing up my installation to a
    USB disk.
    As for backing up work, I use synctoy to a series of usb drives.
    Not interested in compression when hard disks cost next to nothing.

    "bp" <bp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:586B6759-A94C-4474-9594-F46379156429@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Richard" wrote:
    >
    >> Ultimate & Business have a built in image backup application to backup &
    >> restore your C drive.
    >> It works very well.

    >
    > It sucks!
    > It will insist on doing the system drive whether you want it or not and if
    > you duel boot it will insist on backup both drives. If you decide to do a
    > file by file backup it will still backup your system drive/s. A major
    > waste
    > of space and time exspecailly if you just want to backup some files on a
    > different HD than you system drive/s.
    >
    > Oh and it doesn't compress unless you backup to DVD's.
    > Stupid.
    >
    >> For incremental backups of work I run SyncToy to backup work to a series
    >> of
    >> USB disks & flash media.
    >>
    >> "Ross M. Greenberg" <greenber@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    >> news:FDVFh.1029$m7.960@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
    >> > Under XP I used Norton Ghost to make an image copy to my external USB
    >> > drive. Ghost has not yet been ported to Vista. This is a dual boot
    >> > machine, so I can pop over to my XP partition and Ghost my Vista
    >> > partition, but I'm wondering what is the equivalent backup capability
    >> > under Vista? I'm slowly moving over to a pure Vista environment, but
    >> > the
    >> > lack of the equivalent of Ghost is holding me back: is there an
    >> > equivalent?
    >> >
    >> > Ross
    >> >
    >> >

    >>



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  9. #9


    Lou Guest

    Re: Best backup?

    On Fri, 2 Mar 2007 11:28:21 -0500, "Richard Urban"
    <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Use Acronis TrueImage HOME 10 (get the latest version). It is about $50.00
    >and is 100% Vista compatible. It does everything that Ghost does, and more.


    Not so.

    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.
    Unacceptable.

    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.

    These 2 problems negates the ability to perform automatic unattended
    backups.

    These 2 problems do not exist in Ghost.

    Lou

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  10. #10


    Chris J Dixon Guest

    Re: Best backup?

    Lou wrote:

    >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.
    >Unacceptable.


    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
    deleted?

    I am unclear, when it allows you to specify, whether, when using
    differential backups, whether the count is of full backups or all
    backups.

    >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.

    Chris
    --
    Chris J Dixon Nottingham UK
    chris@cdixon.me.uk

    Have dancing shoes, will ceilidh.

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