We used to use ghost (Linux version) at Microsoft, making a bunch of
images of machines we were testing betas on. Norton Ghost is probably
better for starting with a running Windows machine; we started with a
Linux one and loaded various Windows machines onto partitions.
I second the comment that if you get a replacement disk to restore
onto, it not be bigger than the one you started with.
On Jul 29, 2010, at 12:22 PM, stableisotopes wrote:
> We have had a few strange things happen with our IRMS computers
> recently and decided to get back in the habit of backing them up
> regularly. We had "copied or imaged" the older ones with Norton
> Ghost as Ty Coplen recommended (Isogeochem archives search words
> "Norton Ghost"), but have never had to use it. It now seems prudent
> to make a disk copy (or "image") just not a back up.
> Has anyone restored a copy (not just a file back up) of a hard drive
> and if so can they recommend software for this?
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul Brooks.
> Mr. Paul D. Brooks,
> Dept. Integrative Biology MC3140,
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