Ghost Makes Quick Backups

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-09-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Symantec next week will release a version of Ghost that aims backup and recovery squarely at the home and small-business user.

In its Quest to make Ghost more than just synonymous with disk cloning, Symantec next week will release a version of Ghost that aims backup and recovery squarely at the home and small-business user. Based on a stripped-down version of the corporate version of the application, Ghost 2003 includes a simplified Windows interface as well as tutorials on backup on installation. The opening screen offers three basic choices: backup, restore and view the log file.

I used Ghost 2003 to back up one test client to another machine on eWeek Labs test network. The process went smoothly, and I could just as easily have backed up to a CD or DVD. This makes it a good choice for small shops that want a quick snapshot of a critical disk drive, and at $70 for a single-user license or $560 for a 10-user license, its a small price for piece of mind.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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