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Best backup?

  • Thread starter Ross M. Greenberg
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Ross M. Greenberg

#1
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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MICHAEL

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"Ross M. Greenberg" <greenber@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> 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/products/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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Richard Urban

#5
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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"Ross M. Greenberg" <greenber@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> 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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Richard

#6
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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"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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Richard

#8
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
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>
>
> "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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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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Chris J Dixon

#10
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
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