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Anyone Got A Favourite System Backup Program?

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:15 pm
by Hypomixolydian
Hello,

Just out of curiosity, has anyone got a prefered system backup program like Ghost or Acronis? What do you like best? What works for you? Why do you like one over another? How reliable and efficient and any other relevant comments?

Thanks

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Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:27 pm
by Deft
Ghost is easy and works well for me.
It does seem to be a lot more bloated in newer versions from the old pre-Norton days. For some reason it now even has a stupid system tray icon which serves no purpose whatsoever. Still has never failed me though.

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:58 pm
by Tarekith
Ghost here as well, just saved my ass with it two seconds ago as a matter of fact....

I found my legit copy on Ebay for $10, well worth that little bit of cash.

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:35 pm
by Hypomixolydian
Thanks for the replies so far.

With Ghost does the program need to be installed or can you run the program from a boot floppy? Also, do you save to DVD or hard disk or both?

Are ther better alternatives? For example does anyone know about Acronis?

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:54 pm
by sqook
rsync -Cavu --delete (source directory) (destination)

Got to trust the old favorites. ;)

For mac users, just put that in a file called backup.command, and make sure that you have permission to execute.

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:41 pm
by dj_statikfire
yeah, MIXMEISTER PRO 6, the beat detection is far superior, and has a better browser

oh, not that kind of backup

anyway,

THX,
Jason D

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:46 pm
by subterFUSE
I use Ghost 10. Works great.

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:04 am
by eyeknow
I am the most unlucky person I guess.......I had ghost (most current version) and it just f******ed up my computer.


Plus to get my money back, I had to send it to australia.......I guess that's ok if you live there..........

I wish It would have worked.

btw.....it's the second norton/symantec product that has messed up my computer...........I believe I am cursed! :evil:

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:30 am
by Tarekith
Astral Fridge Magnet wrote:Thanks for the replies so far.

With Ghost does the program need to be installed or can you run the program from a boot floppy? Also, do you save to DVD or hard disk or both?

Are ther better alternatives? For example does anyone know about Acronis?
I believe it lets you make a boot floppy, and CD-R. At least, the more current versions do.

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:26 am
by pacoz
I use Acronis True Image 8.0. I like it a lot, luckily I have not had to use it to restore yet. I never really liked using Ghost and this is a solid alternative.

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:12 pm
by Neilos
Hi,

Retrospect by Dantz has always been a good servant for backing up networks or hard drives to DAT tape (Other media works fine). Now using it with a Sony StorStation and 130GB AIT tapes. Worth a look.

Cheers,

Neil Hammonds