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« on: March 22, 2003, 03:38:17 AM »

I have heard a lot about these but would like to know more about them.  I have got my computer set up nicely the way I want it and would like to either image, ghost or back it up in case anything happens.

Could someone please explain the best way ( in laymans terms ) to do this and the best program.  
I read somewhere there is a program called diskkeeper that makes a backup and keeps it updated?
I have plenty of room on a second hard drive to make a partition for this.
Finally, is it possible to make a image or whatever on the second hard drive so that you can activate it somehow to copy the image to your boot drive so you don't have to reinstall everything in a worst case scenario of losing your hard drive and having to format.

Thanks for any help / advice
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2003, 01:47:53 PM »

Hi,

Ghost is a good utilities to image a hard drive. The image can be kept wherever you want e.g. cdrw, another hard drive...
Once the software is installed, you create a bootable Ghost disk, which you can boot off of and create your image. In case of disaster recovery, you boot off the Ghost disk and select the image from your second drive and restore. Ghost will wipe the first drive partition (you select it), recreate it and restore your data. If the first drive dies and you replace it with a larger drive, Ghost will resize the partition for the new size drive. Very good and efficient utility. I use it at work at in a corporate environment hassle free!

Diskeeper is a defrag utility. I don't think it does system backups.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2003, 02:01:57 PM »

Ghost 2002 or 3 is MSdos or PCDOS based...

Norton Ghost 2002 provides high-performance utilities for fast and safe    
 system upgrading, backup, and recovery. It writes disk images directly to  
 many popular CD-R/CD-RW drives, making it easy to back up your valuable    
 data. Now it supports Windows XP.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2003, 08:16:12 AM »

Thanks for your help.  I got put onto Powerquest Drive Image on another forum, trying that out, but will keep Norton's in mind
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2003, 01:22:01 PM »

Hi,

Powerquest's Drive Image will also do the trick!

I think both Ghost and Drive Image have about the same features and both work very well for what you want to do.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2003, 01:46:45 PM »

How does one put a graphic into a signature?
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2003, 02:16:30 PM »

I really don't know how the graphic was made.  A kind person on another forum I hang out on, made it for me to my specifications.  I do know that once it is made you put it on a web site then in your profile section you have the url directing the signature to go there with the commands "[img]" before and after the url.
Sorry I couldn't help you out more
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2003, 04:56:32 PM »

Thanks Steve, you did well.

Oh by the way do you use NERO or would you like to use it to make you file images?
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2003, 10:10:40 PM »

If I am backing up new software I have bought I use Alcohol 120%
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2003, 07:27:54 PM »

How much did that cost
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