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    Acronis True Image vs. Ghost

    I've ben informed that True Image has two things I do not like:

    1. Does not record DVDs.

    2. The created disaster recovery CD is a Linux OS. I do not want to deal
    with any OS other than those I've installed.

    What about Ghost?

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    Re: Acronis True Image vs. Ghost

    Right off the back of the box.

    Where did you get your info?
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    Re: Acronis True Image vs. Ghost

    There's a wish list at the Acronis forum.

    Several folkes have requested being able to use DVDs.

    I posted a topic asking for a clarification.

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    Re: Acronis True Image vs. Ghost


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    Re: Acronis True Image vs. Ghost

    The last time I looked, Ghost used another operating system as well. I don't recall what it was, but that is fairly standard for imaging software from what I've seen. You need something that isn't dependent on any drivers or OS on the machine but that can see the entire drive, including large partitions, which leaves out DOS.
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    Re: Acronis True Image vs. Ghost

    I use DriveImage 7 - that has a bootable Windows XP CD for recovery, I suspect it is really Windows PE, but it looks like XP to me.

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    Re: Acronis True Image vs. Ghost

    <hr>Howard opined:
    2. The created disaster recovery CD is a Linux OS. I do not want to deal with any OS other than those I've installed.<hr>
    You are totally misunderstanding what is going on with that True Image Boot Disk. It doesn't install another O/S; in fact it doesn't install anything. What True Image does and I suspect it is the same for Ghost, is that it uses a Linux "kernel", which allows the program to lock Windows so it can be imaged while allowing the backup application itself to run. It may not be 100% accurate to describe it this way, but think of it as being similar to a "virtual drive" or a "ram drive" which exists only as long as the application using it is running. After True Image is done imaging your drive(s) and you close it, it leaves nothing behind on your HDD.

    Put simply, I don't believe there is any other way you could image Windows while in Windows or otherwise other than using pure DOS, which the earlier versions of Ghost did and it was a disaster, at least in my experiences. hehe

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    Re: Acronis True Image vs. Ghost

    I understood that.

    My concern is with the restore.

    A temporary windoze could be used on a restore.

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    Re: Acronis True Image vs. Ghost

    <hr>Howard replied:
    I understood that.

    My concern is with the restore.

    A temporary windoze could be used on a restore.<hr>
    <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/scratchchin.gif> Hmmmmmm, well, to be honest with you Howard, it seems that you need to dig out your programming handbooks and write your own application. For the rest of us mortals, the method used by Acronis and Symantec works fine. I have never experienced any after affects from using True Image over the past 3 years in any of the 3 versions. I personally love the product, wouldn't be without it and I doubt I will ever use anything else. As they say in the big city.... "Works for me!" <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/BigThumbUp.gif>

    <font color=magenta> <big>Different Strokes for Different Folks</big> </font color=magenta>

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