How does Norton Ghost 9 work (basic stuff)?
Posted on 2005-05-05
I have a new home PC (XP Pro) and want to get a good disaster recovery backup package. It also needs to work with Win2K (I have two PCs).
In the past, I have used the Backup MyPC (formerly Backup Exec), but it seems cumbersome and it won't do disaster recovery to a networked DVD burner. For Win2K, you have to make a set of 6 recovery diskettes and then burn the media on the machine being backed up. I don't know how it works on XP.
I was reading about Norton Ghost 9, and it sounds good, but I haven't seen an explanation of how it actually is done.
Say I want to make a full disk image to restore everything (disaster recovery). I want to use a DVD burner on another PC on my home network. What do I end up with -- a diskette and DVD(s), a set of diskettes and DVD(s), just DVD(s)?
I assume it can span multiple media if necessary, is that correct?
Does Ghost have any limitations as to the kinds of burners and media it will support? Does it require other software (such as Nero) in order to burn a DVD of any kind?
When I want to recover the drive, how does that work? (Not the details, but what media do I need and what is the general procedure?)
Is there a better product for this sort of thing than Backup MyPC or Ghost?