Norton Ghost 10.0 [OLD VERSION]
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- Automatically back up and recover everything on your computer
- Recovers system and data even when you can't restart your operating system
- Automatically detects storage devices, analyzes your system, and offers backup advice
- Back up to a variety of media including CD and DVD drives, USB and FireWire devices, and Iomega Zip and Jaz drives
- One-step setup wizard makes installation and configuration quick and easy
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Save the stuff you care about with the new Norton Ghost. From digital photos and music files to tax documents and personal journals, Norton Ghost 10.0 stores away the things you hold dear. In fact, it automatically backs up everything on your computer—from music and photos to settings and applications. That means you can go about your business worry-free, knowing your most prized digital items are protected from loss. With its new task-driven interface, Norton Ghost backups are quick and orderly. So is initial setup. When you load Norton Ghost, it scans your system for the best place to back up your data, automatically establishes a backup schedule, and begins creating backups right away. You can also design your own backup schedule, and on-demand backups are always available at the click of a button. Versatile and efficient, Norton Ghost backs up to a wide range of media devices. It also manages your backup space, constantly monitoring for adequate room and using compression and incremental backups to maximize disk space. And should disaster strike, complete recovery is quick and easy. Even if you can’t start your operating system, Norton Ghost can bring back your entire system—and all your valuable stuff—in a few short steps.
Backing up your system might seem like a hassle, but when you lose your important data right before a big meeting, event, or project due date, you'll wish you had. Norton Ghost 10.0 makes backing up so simple that you will no longer have to worry about it--it automatically backs up any and all data, including photos, music, tax documents, and more, making it ideal for home users, too.
Norton Ghost 10.0 now automatically detects storage devices, analyzes your system, and offers the "best practice" backup advice during installation. The new one-step setup wizard makes installation and configuration even easier. It also automatically creates an initial backup schedule based on your computer's configuration. Plus, it will backup to virtually any media of your choice, including CDR/RW and DVD+-R/RW, USB and FireWire devices, Iomega Zip and Jaz drives, and more.
A handful of new tools make customizing and monitoring backups even easier. Backups are triggered by key events like new program installations or user logings. The one button "Backup Now" feature lets you create new backups on demand. Monitoring backups is easier with a task-based interface, and all scheduled backups are displayed in one convenient view along with the degree of backup protection for each drive. New for those who have Maxtor external drives is a Maxtor OneTouch button that automatically begins backing up your drives.
As always you can make incremental backups to help maximize space and save time, and you can make backups on the fly without restarting your computer. If something does go awry, it can recover system data even when you can't restart your operating system.
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This program makes it very easy for anyone to create a full backup of their entire computer. Not only can the backups be stored on another hard drive, but Norton Ghost also allows one to create backups on CD / DVD and even USB hard drive media.
The user interface is easy to use and does not require one to read the entire manual just to figure out how to operate the program. Norton Ghost allows the user to select the options he or she desires for the backups through easy-to-follow wizards.
The reason I gave the program 4 stars instead of 5 is for two reasons: (1) when performing a backup and you do not have enough space on a particular drive to store the backup, Norton Ghost does not notify you of this error until it actually goes through the backup process and runs out of space (...so you could spend 35-40 minutes waiting for a 1 hour backup to complete and not know the hard drive is running out of space and cannot store the entire backup...). Then, you have to stop the backup process, create more space on your backup hard drive, and start the backup process from scratch.
The other reason why I gave a 4 instead of a 5 is because even at the default compression level, Norton Ghost takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to backup an entire hard drive (and the hard drive I had was only about 10 GB in size).
I would expect a company like Symantec to design a backup program with an algorithm that takes a lot less time to backup and restore an entire hard drive (which is what the program is designed to do).
I bought this product because the old Ghost doesn't support SATA drives. I wound up replacing my SATA drives with IDE drives so I could use the 2003 version.
It has added some sort of ability to do periodic backups of your system. I wasn't interested in this feature and can't tell you much about it.
It will also give you occasional error messages that are neither in the documentation nor on their support site.
A friend recommended Acronis TrueImage which I ended using instead. It's much easier to use, copies about 2x faster than Ghost, and best of all it works. I cloned and replaced C drives from two laptops in a couple of hours with no problems.
Tech support directed me to web sites that don't exist, and the sites that did come up didn't have the files NU tech listed. Dell Workstations 530 and 360 both dual processor, no games, 15,000 Scsi Raid, 4GB mem, 1GB nVidia, Dual Displays -- They Crashed and had to be reformated and reinstalled. System works 2005 expired I couldn't use my Ghost 9 backups, and I kept getting virus pop ups that were generated by NU, the systems were shipped to Panama and were in Customs for over 6 mo this is not a usual event in the life of a computer, but with no tech support and my computers only starting long enough to tell me Sys Works was not up to date I reformated. I purchased (in anticipation of setting up my computers) boxed from Amazon and download from NU Ghost 10,Sys Wrks prem, NU int sec (2007 versions) but couldn't install them. That was Mid December 2006, now its January 19, 2007 and still not one answer from NU that works, yes all systems are pluged in to TrippLite Smart3000RMU & TrippLite line condidtoners (2 Batery Backup Units), the computers lived in ST Maarten and the power was 105 to 140 volts with lots of downtime.
Panama weather, people, public offices are great (Driver lic $24 Lic plates $30 for 3 years, St Maarten driver lic $450 for 2 years, Lic plates $400 yr) sailing is better in ST Maarten. Life in Panama ( and I don't speek Spanish yet )is good Norton is bad. l read a lot mostly tech books, I purchase tools, electronic gear, software, computer hardware, etc without Amazon it would be hard to live offshore,no need to go to Borders, Amazon is online 24 7.