08-18-2012 04:28 AM
In previous versions of Norton Ghost, I was able to make a mirror/image of my HDD, and later, if necessary, use that image to restore the drive, to exactly how it was before.
So how do I do this with Norton Ghost V14 ?
08-19-2012 01:59 PM
Use a "One Time Backup".
It's something like this....
One Time Backup
choose the OS partition
Browse to the Folder (to contain the image), next
Tick in Verify recovery point after creation
ignore the rest
08-20-2012 03:31 AM
Many thanks for your reply.
Does this actually make a cloan or mirror of the HDD, like the earlier versions did ?
In earlier versions it distinguished between a:
a: Backup: Which copies the selected 'general' files, or all the 'general' files on the HD.
b: Mirror of the HD: Which copies everything, including OS files, hidden files etc, layout etc, ie, its an exact copy of the copied HD.
08-20-2012 12:15 PM
Clones are mainly used for upgrading to a larger HD. Images are best for backups. One Time Backup creates an image. To upgrade to a larger HD you can use Copy Drive.
08-20-2012 12:30 PM
I see the difference, but...
I want to make a copy, before I add a service-pack to my PC.
Then if the software causes a major problem, I want to use the copy to be able to revert back to how it was before the problem.
It basically needs to be an exact snapshot of the drive before I add the SP, so
...which should I choose ?
08-20-2012 12:45 PM
That's what we do too. At multiple times during the PC setup we create One Time Backups. If something goes wrong after installing a particular software you can boot from the Ghost CD and restore the most recent good image backup. Then your OS is exactly the same as before you installed the rogue software.
We don't recommend using Copy Drive for this task. Copy Drive gives you only one generation of backup. One Time Backup allows you to keep multiple generations of backups. This can be useful if you later realize you should have reverted to an earlier image rather than the one you chose.
Instead of One Time Backups you could create Full and Incremental images but that is a little more complex for you at this stage.
08-20-2012 12:55 PM - edited 08-20-2012 12:56 PM
OK thanks Brian: One last thing...
Re: The Ghost boot CD:
Does it have to created on a CD-R ?
Or could I use a USB stick to boot from ?
08-20-2012 01:00 PM
You can use a flash drive. This applies to Ghost 15 too.