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GHOST VS ACRONIS???????


Anybody wanna offer me reasons that ACRONIS is better than GHOST
for imageing?   I just bought ACRONIS for $44 from Office Depot
and have'nt installed it yet.   Does it require online registration
like all the symantec products do???
                     Joe

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* Ham since 1937 HiSchool Sophomore ex W9ZUU, KP4EX, W4FAG, KH6ARG KH6JF *
* WW2 Vet since Sep 1940 to just After VJ day. US Signal Corps AACS      *
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"Joseph Fenn" <j@lava.net> wrote in message

news:Pine.BSI.4.64.0705021339020.1419@malasada.lava.net...

> Anybody wanna offer me reasons that ACRONIS is better than GHOST
> for imageing?   I just bought ACRONIS for $44 from Office Depot
> and have'nt installed it yet.   Does it require online registration
> like all the symantec products do???
>                     Joe

Acronis is not a symantec product.  Shouldn't you have asked the question
about reasons of one over the other before buying Acronis?

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"Joseph Fenn" <j@lava.net> wrote in message

news:Pine.BSI.4.64.0705021339020.1419@malasada.lava.net...

> Anybody wanna offer me reasons that ACRONIS is better than GHOST
> for imageing?   I just bought ACRONIS for $44 from Office Depot
> and have'nt installed it yet.   Does it require online registration
> like all the symantec products do???
>                     Joe

> **************************************************************************
> * Ham since 1937 HiSchool Sophomore ex W9ZUU, KP4EX, W4FAG, KH6ARG KH6JF *
> * WW2 Vet since Sep 1940 to just After VJ day. US Signal Corps AACS      *
> **************************************************************************

Acronis is good and yes you register to get upgrades.

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On Thu, 3 May 2007 05:45:00 +0100, "Fergus" <9@118btinternet.com>
wrote:

I dumped Acronis in favor of Ghost - dont recall the good reason(s).

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Must have not been any. I believe TrueImage is more user friendly and
less invasive. Let us just say that Ghost may have been one of the first
on the market to do drive imaging and therefore, might be a more
familiar name.

Don't have buyer's remorse. Personally, I prefer to think twice Before I
buy, but then, I never look back. The only area where I did not apply
this policy is marriage, and believe me, I paid dearly for those mistakes!

--
John Doue

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I always found Ghost to be a bit unfriendly...

IMHO Acronis TrueImage is far easier to use. I've cloned about a dozen
drives with Acronis and it's always been a breeze.

Guy

On Fri, 4 May 2007 09:40:39 +0100, "Bigguy"

<gtittley.REM@hotmail.REMOVE.com> wrote:
>I always found Ghost to be a bit unfriendly...

>IMHO Acronis TrueImage is far easier to use.

And my experience is quite the opposite. I have done numerous clones
with Ghost and IIRC only had one go bad. Very easy and obvious to use.

Lars
Stockholm

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Lars wrote:
> On Fri, 4 May 2007 09:40:39 +0100, "Bigguy"
> <gtittley.REM@hotmail.REMOVE.com> wrote:

>> I always found Ghost to be a bit unfriendly...

>> IMHO Acronis TrueImage is far easier to use.

> And my experience is quite the opposite. I have done numerous clones
> with Ghost and IIRC only had one go bad. Very easy and obvious to use.

> Lars
> Stockholm

They both do the job. I used the full feature Acronis free trial. It
lasts either 15 or 30 days. I forget.

I have used Ghost too. Good also.

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In message <7ttl33do4l3i0s8gssju9qn634gkv9p@4ax.com>
at 09:08:48 on Fri, 4 May 2007, Lars <L@fake.com> wrote
>On Fri, 4 May 2007 09:40:39 +0100, "Bigguy"
><gtittley.REM@hotmail.REMOVE.com> wrote:

>>I always found Ghost to be a bit unfriendly...

>>IMHO Acronis TrueImage is far easier to use.

>And my experience is quite the opposite. I have done numerous clones
>with Ghost and IIRC only had one go bad. Very easy and obvious to use.

When you want to recover, how long does it take to boot up the Ghost CD
and get to the point where you are ready to specify the restore set?
Most of the reviews say that Ghost 10.0 takes forever, and as this is
something I do quite frequently, I'd rather pay to go to Acronis which
starts up very quickly
--
Mike News

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On Sat, 5 May 2007, Mike wrote:
> In message <7ttl33do4l3i0s8gssju9qn634gkv9p@4ax.com>
> at 09:08:48 on Fri, 4 May 2007, Lars <L@fake.com> wrote
>> On Fri, 4 May 2007 09:40:39 +0100, "Bigguy"
>> <gtittley.REM@hotmail.REMOVE.com> wrote:

>>> I always found Ghost to be a bit unfriendly...

>>> IMHO Acronis TrueImage is far easier to use.

Well thats just the proble I had with GHOST V9.   Its takeing longer
now to do the image even though have'nt added much to the HD.
Initially when bought it, it did a very fast image (like 15 or
20 mins) but lately its takeing over an hour, and also writes an
error file after it gets the image created.    So will give
ACRONIS TRU OMAGE 9 a shot.  But first I cant seem to get
ACRONIS on their 800 # in order to activate or register it.
If ANY ONE OUT THERE has a valid 800 # for ACRONIS, please
add to this post.
                     Joe
P.S.   I cant activate via the Internet itself cause dont use
any PC on the internet, only a shell acct and a C128 computer!!!

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On Sat, 5 May 2007 10:51:24 +0100, Mike >When you want to recover, how
long does it take to boot up the Ghost CD

>and get to the point where you are ready to specify the restore set?
>Most of the reviews say that Ghost 10.0 takes forever, and as this is
>something I do quite frequently, I'd rather pay to go to Acronis which
>starts up very quickly

With Ghost 10 you don't need to use the emergency restore cd unless
you are restoring the entire system partition; you can use the Ghost
explorer and restore files/folders from within XP.  You can even mount
a recovery point as a drive letter.

The reason the Ghost 10 recovery cd takes awhile to load, is that it
is a version of the Windows XP Pre-Install environment.  Waiting 4
minutes for it to enumerate all your devices isn't a big issue for me.
I've only had a hard drive failure a few times.  I use the Ghost
explorer much more frequently when I accidentally delete something.

Acronis True Image recovery cd uses Linux, so it loads faster, but I
don't consider that a buy/no-buy criteria.

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I have a 30 day trial of Acronis, but haven't used it. I tend to shy
away from Symantec products otherwise. IMO some of the big gun s/w
companies seem to craft their products for a decided _paid_ upgrade
path. And/ or turn them into be-all bloated products.

At least one guru I respect has given Acronis products a big plus, and
that's good enough for me.

(I have no ties to Acronis)

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"Joseph Fenn" <j@lava.net> wrote in message

news:Pine.BSI.4.64.0705021339020.1419@malasada.lava.net...
> Anybody wanna offer me reasons that ACRONIS is better than GHOST
> for imageing?   I just bought ACRONIS for $44 from Office Depot
> and have'nt installed it yet.   Does it require online registration
> like all the symantec products do???
>                     Joe

> **************************************************************************
> * Ham since 1937 HiSchool Sophomore ex W9ZUU, KP4EX, W4FAG, KH6ARG KH6JF *
> * WW2 Vet since Sep 1940 to just After VJ day. US Signal Corps AACS      *
> **************************************************************************

Too bad you bought it before asking. I've been using CASPER XP for 2 years
now. Fast, accurate and never had a problem.
73's Ex W3JRG, W4DJE

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On Sat, 5 May 2007 10:51:24 +0100, Mike

<turnpike_user@turnpike_REMOVEuser.THIScomANDTHIS> wrote:
>>I have done numerous clones with Ghost and IIRC only had
>>one go bad. Very easy and obvious to use.

>When you want to recover, how long does it take to boot up the Ghost CD
>and get to the point where you are ready to specify the restore set?

I make my own boot-CDs and DVDs, and throw in the Ghost Dos
files on it, presently on version 11.

It probably takes 2 or 3 minutes from power on to actual start of
restore. Then about 7 min from there. Around 10 altogether.
I use Ghost mainly for backup of my boot and Windows partition, which
I try hard to keep lean at below 10 GB.

Creating an image takes longer, but that is because packing a file is
slower than unpacking it.

I have learned to run scandisk and defrag before imaging a partition.
It saves me from unpleasant messages from Ghost.

Lars
Stockholm

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In message <bhnr33tdckfc1umov1bkt3j9oiceoo7@4ax.com>
at 07:00:14 on Sun, 6 May 2007, John. <noem@cox.net> wrote
>With Ghost 10 you don't need to use the emergency restore cd unless
>you are restoring the entire system partition; you can use the Ghost
>explorer and restore files/folders from within XP.  You can even mount
>a recovery point as a drive letter.

 >
Yes I appreciate that.

One thing I like to do when trialing software is to backup my system.
Then if I don't like it, I can do a restore knowing that my system is
clean of all files / registry changes etc

I currently have Ghost 9.0, which is not bad, but on my system with the
SATA disk drives I need to use the F6 and driver disk technique, which
is OK, but just a bit tedious.  Since I need to upgrade to either Ghost
10.0 or Acronis, I am favouring Acronis right now
--
Mike News

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I second your statement Lars.  Always do the defrag, and the DR
scan prior to doing the image.  My only problem with GHOST is its
takeing longer and longer to create the image file to external maxtor Dr.
And the contents of winxp have not been increased so something is wrong.
                              Joe
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