What Are The Differences Over Ghost?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by DasFox, May 7, 2006.

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  1. DasFox

    DasFox Registered Member

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    Basically speaking what is the difference between making a Acronis backup image and a Ghost, like Symantecs?

    I personally thought the name Ghost was just a loose term to mean making a exact copy image of the system was all, and that between Acronis and Norton Ghost they where pretty much doing the same thing.

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  2. Chutsman

    Chutsman Registered Member

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    The intent of both IS the same ... to give you a way to recover your system.
     
  3. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    Apart from some features they do attempt to do the same thing, primarily to make an image backup. I prefer TI because I don't care much Symantec's implementation and it is a shame that the good name of Peter Norton who gained fame as a DOS utility writer is attached to some of their stuff.

    Ghost is a tradename and the original holders of the name Ghost were bought out by Symantec a few years ago. I may be wrong but I think Ghost was the first or certainly a pioneer in the fast imaging technology. Symantec later bought out PowerQuest and incorporated its Drive Image technology in the current versions of Ghost.

    Although I wouldn't say it is common, some people do use Ghost as a verb to mean make an exact image. Such is life.
     
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