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I want to be able to perform an "image backup" of a Win XP system such that I can use the image to restore machines with the same hardware configuration to enable me to quickly build a machine configured as I need it. In the past I have used GhostCast Server to do what I want but I am at a new firm now and we do not have the same software package.

Based on what I am seeing, I get the impression from the Symantec site that it costs about $ 1,000.00 to get GhostCast Server that I am looking for and am wondering if I have other options.

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There is plenty of software you can use for that. Bootit-ng is one of the best, not expensive, and you can also use it to manipulate partitions.

http://terabyteunlimited.com/

Another good product is shadowcopy of storagecraft, which also allows you to restore to dissimilar hardware.

http://www.storagecraft.com/

And then of course there are quite a few opensource/free products, often based on linux, like partimage, DD, G4U, Driveimage XML....
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I use Acronis at work.

http://www.acronis.com/

They have several solutions ranging from a simple home solution up to a complete enterprise server.

Pricing is pretty reasonable and their solutions have worked great for me.
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Ghostcast just comes with Ghost Solution Suite you do have to pay for clients connecting but it's under $50.00 per client.  In our organisation it costs $14.00 per client, but you can usually find this out from a Symantec Distributor.

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