Does TI do the latest two stuff from Ghost 10?

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  1. alf

    alf Registered Member

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    I checked Ghost 10. two of their new features caught my attention.

    New! Automatically monitors and optimizes backup disk space.
    New! Triggers backups on key events, like new program installations or user logins.

    If we really want TI to automatically backup for us, let it monitor our disk space is necesary. Or we still have to spare some time to take care of it. besides forever increasing the restore points seems meaningless.
    "Triggers backups on key events" let us not to have to backup so often, but still catch the really update system status.

    TI9 doesn't have new features to arouse my interest of upgrade.
    Is that possible that TI9.5 includes these cool stuff?
     
  2. rharris270

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    I guess that "cool" is in the eye of the beholder.

    I took a look at GHOST 10 and thought, why do I want all this nonsense? I gave up on GHOST with version 2003. In fact, I prefer version 2002 over 2003, since it runs from a single floppy. I realize that GHOST 9 and 10 are really derived from Drive Image (formerly by Power Quest), but they seem fairly complex copared to the historical GHOST. In any event, one of the things I love about True Image is that it has a clean interface without the 101 bells and whistles that even GHOST 200x had, if one bothered to read the manual. I know exactly what TI is doing and when.

    Basially, what I really want is a 100% reliable complete partition image. Incremental backups sound good, until you lose once increment, then you may have nothing. I am not opposed to incemental backups for short duration, say daily for a week, but please give me a full backup once a week or so.

    I am also reluctant to let the backup software do too much thinking for me, since I feel that I know better than it does whether I should backup or not. Yes, I do backup before the installation of most programs, or even major upgades. But, there are times I chose not to do that, such as for the latest Acrobat Reader upgade.

    As or monitoring backup space, I prefer to decide which images to keep and which to delete, rather than allowing a program to apply its logic, usually keep latest, delete oldest. For example, I still have an image just after I built my PC, another after XP SP-1, and another for XP SP-2. I tend to keep a few recent images, then less as I go backwards in time.

    I summary, artificial inelligence will never replace the real thing.
     
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    I suppose if you like those automatic features then, yes, Gh*** 10 is your baby. Me, I know how to check those things manually and prefer to have control over when those things are done.
     
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    As this is a comparison I have moved it to the appropriate forum.
     
  5. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    I've used the Ghost 10 demo and I don't like the automatic features either. You don't have to use these feature, you can still do it manually. Ghost 10 has changed its imaging terminology and are obviously wooing beginners in imaging. Hence the automatic features.
     
  6. alf

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    How come so many people are against "automatic features" here?
    Manually doing thing make you feel like a pro? How about using norton tools to read sector by sector, to decide by yourself which sector you are going to backup? "too pro? don't know what to do?"
    We still have to smartly tell it how to automatically do things. we still "manually" control the software....
    Good software provides flexible options to let you decide what to do. That is why scripts are so admired on Linux. If you don't like it just disable it. But if you need it some day, or if you are too busy making money without time to do the "pro" thing? try open mind to accept new stuff. It will make our lives better. pay more attention to the real "pro" thing, our real own business.
    I am using Trueimage for years, since I abandoned dos Ghost.
    I began to realize that backup, no matter how, dumb or pro, all I need is a reliable and no time consuming way.
    I like to focus on my work. do productively.
    I would rather go write a TrueImage program, nor to manually operate backup software or figure out if the disk is full.
    by the way, this is a suggestion..........
     
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