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mfackler
07-17-2005, 11:00
As I have posted here before, I just built my first PC. With lots of help I now have it dual booting Win XP Pro and Debian Sarge. I have been looking at drive imaging software to back up my work to this point. I thought Norton Ghost was going to be top of the line. I purchased a copy of V 9. After reading HERE (http://ghost.radified.com/) it looked like the included Ghost 2003 CD would be the way to go. I did get it to work backing up to a DVD, BUT I was very UN impressed! I wanted it to back up to my external USB HD. I must say even the manual states this may be a problem. At one point I thought it had messed up my MBR so now I'm afraid to mess with it much more. Anyway I am now looking at R DRIVE (http://www.drive-image.com/) ??

What is a good, fairly simple but secure, program I can use to image the way I want? What do you use? Should I give Ghost 9 a shot? Or keep trying to work with Ghost 2003?

Edited to add...

Right now it appears R Drive may be stalled and/or taking forever??

pyblood
07-17-2005, 11:47
I like Acronis True Image. I think that itís one of the best out there. Itís easy to use and can be used for a bare metal restoration. Check out www.acronis.com.

cgwahl
07-17-2005, 11:47
Was about to ask a similar question as well.

Looking for a cheap (preferably free) alternative to Norton Ghost since I am going to be doing a complete reinstall of my system in the next month or two and would not mind an image after I get everything the way I want it.

mfackler
07-17-2005, 17:54
What I have decided to do is give the Ghost v9 a try sense I already own it. It seems to work MUCH better for me then 2003. I'll give Acronis True Image a look as well. Thanks for the lead.


Mike

Washington,D.C.
07-18-2005, 08:20
Originally posted by cgwahl
Was about to ask a similar question as well.

Looking for a cheap (preferably free) alternative to Norton Ghost since I am going to be doing a complete reinstall of my system in the next month or two and would not mind an image after I get everything the way I want it.

http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/backupandimage.shtml


http://www.sysresccd.org/


http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/


http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/