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Easy and Reliable Backup / Recovery Tool
on May 27, 2007
I am using Norton Ghost on my Windows Vista machine with an external Seagate Hard Drive. Ghost is very easy to setup, and it walks you through doing a backup, so even the newbie pc users can backup their files easily. My initial concern was being able to search through the backups for a specific file but they have made that very simple and really fast in my opinion. As a seasoned IT guy, I didn't know if Ghost was really for me since I used to think of it more in terms with "imaging". However, Ghost 12 is the best solution I found for day to day backup of my home and business computers. You can setup automated backups so that every week, day, Monday, etc... the system will automatically do a backup without user intervention. I have tested the restore methods, and not only are they reliable, but they are fast too. In case you try to restore a file that already exists, you will be prompted by Windows to confirm the restore, which should help prevent overwriting a good file by accident. I hope every computer user will seriously consider getting an external storage device and using a backup utility like Ghost to safeguard their entire system or at least their important files.