Alternitives to Norton's Ghost - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2007, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
Imperial Space Womble
 
Harper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,903
Default Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

Is there any alternitves to norton's ghost.

I have been using ghost for about 10 years now. I am currently using the version 10. Although I like some of the new features, like not having to reboot into DOS in order to clone or image a hard drive. There are some things that I don't like about it.

1. Software Activation. This is a real pain as my copy of Ghost is on a PC that I use to clean virus and test hardware. So it gets formated and changed around alot.
I have all ready needed symantecs assistant on activating my copy of ghost for the 4 time, and this is only being used on one PC at any time.

2. They have reduced the fuctionality of being able to clone hard drives. Before I could clone hard complete harddrives in 1 operation. Now it only clone hard drives on a partition by partition basis. I can work around this, but can be a bit of pain when one of my clients has 3 or more partions. And lets not forget Dual Boot or Boot Magic.

Anyways, I need some suggestions please.
__________________

__________________

"I FEEL SO GOOD I FEEL SO NUMB, YEAH!!!" -- Rob Zombie
Main Rig - AMD FX-8350x8 4.0Ghz CPU, 4x 8Gb (32Gb) DDR3 Ram, Gigabyte GA-970A-D3, GeForce GT 970 4Gb, 1x 256Gb SSD\8Tb (3+2+2+1) SATA HDD, DVDRW, SB X-Fi, Win 10 (64-bit)
Asus N61JV-JX231V - Intel Core i5 3437u (1.9 - 2.4 GHz), 12GB, 640GB, 16" Display, nVidia 325M 1Gb, DVD-RW, Win 10 (64-bit)
Mobile Phone : Samsung Galaxy 5 Note SM-N920IConsole : Play Station 4
Harper is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 04:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baronvongogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: United Kingdom, Warrington
Posts: 2,756
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

have you tried Acronis true image? we use .tib images with linux and windows on two partitions and send it out over a network with no troubles.
__________________

__________________
baronvongogo is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

drive image 7 from powerquest. ghost is based off of it, but it's a better version
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 06-15-2007, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

Quote:
Originally Posted by baronvongogo View Post
have you tried Acronis true image? we use .tib images with linux and windows on two partitions and send it out over a network with no troubles.
how do you do that? I want to learn how to do a network install
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 06-17-2007, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Content Team
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Queensland Australia
Posts: 62
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harper View Post
Is there any alternitves to norton's ghost.

I have been using ghost for about 10 years now. I am currently using the version 10. Although I like some of the new features, like not having to reboot into DOS in order to clone or image a hard drive. There are some things that I don't like about it.

1. Software Activation. This is a real pain as my copy of Ghost is on a PC that I use to clean virus and test hardware. So it gets formated and changed around alot.
I have all ready needed symantecs assistant on activating my copy of ghost for the 4 time, and this is only being used on one PC at any time.

2. They have reduced the fuctionality of being able to clone hard drives. Before I could clone hard complete harddrives in 1 operation. Now it only clone hard drives on a partition by partition basis. I can work around this, but can be a bit of pain when one of my clients has 3 or more partions. And lets not forget Dual Boot or Boot Magic.
Anyways, I need some suggestions please.
I have Ghost 10 and for anything to do with help for it I am a member at the following site - They only deal with Ghost so are pretty much the best experts around for dealing with queries.

Radified Community Forums - Index

Hope this helps.

kind regards,
wallace is offline  
Old 06-17-2007, 08:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: /usr/root/mn/us
Posts: 1,118
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricB View Post
how do you do that? I want to learn how to do a network install
Each version of imaging software usually has a server version that you can purchase to do network imaging. I know for sure this is ghost server and acronis server.

At my office we use Altiris to image computers. Microsoft SMS (new version is called SCCM) also does the trick as well as the new WAIK toolset for deploying vista.
__________________

Its a frigging Laptop, not a Labtop!!!!
bla!! is offline  
Old 06-17-2007, 08:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

Quote:
Originally Posted by bla!! View Post
Each version of imaging software usually has a server version that you can purchase to do network imaging. I know for sure this is ghost server and acronis server.

At my office we use Altiris to image computers. Microsoft SMS (new version is called SCCM) also does the trick as well as the new WAIK toolset for deploying vista.
do anybody have a basic guide?
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 06-17-2007, 10:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 506
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

ill second the acronis recommendation i haven't personally used it but in almost every forum i go to people recommend. Heres a review from cnet anyways hope it helps influence you're decision.

Acronis True Image 8.0 Reviews. Backup and recovery Reviews by CNET.
wolfeyes89 is offline  
Old 06-18-2007, 12:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

I will need a server to accomplish this right?
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 06-18-2007, 02:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: Alternitives to Norton's Ghost

Have any of you tried this way? I'm working on it.

WINNER (Windows Is Not Necessary for Everyone's RIS)
__________________

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ghost Printer ginnet Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 05-28-2007 11:49 PM
Nortons Ghost 10 Live Update problems wallace Microsoft Windows and Software 1 05-26-2007 03:46 AM
Ghost superdave1984 Microsoft Windows and Software 6 05-16-2007 02:30 PM
Ghost in machine DennyCrane99 Microsoft Windows and Software 3 05-01-2007 02:44 PM
ghost yacht Nick Off Topic Discussion 11 04-21-2007 01:29 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.