Re: Questions about Ghost 14 and backing up
11-26-2008 03:01 AM
I'm planning on getting Ghost 14 so that I can backup a complete image of my HD as well as some documents and such, but I was wondering if it's possible to backup just all my programs, or to be able to restore certain parts of an backup rather than the whole image.
I have a laptop that I use for work, which has a lot of programs and settings that I would to transfer if I get a newer laptop- is this possible and can Ghost 14 do it?
Also, I was wondering if problems would arise if I changed some hardware on my PC and tried to restore a backup- and if so, is there a way to combat whatever may come up?
With Ghost 14, you can create a complete (1time backup), incremental backups (partial backups, only what's changed), Documents backup and other files backup. You can restore only the files you want, there is an integrated search that allows you to find specific files, and there also is a Ghost Explorer that allows you to browse backed up images.
As for the files and settings transfer, Ghost is designed to backup and restore (Restore from system failures for example) on the same computer that it is installed. There is no such option to transfer files or settings to other computers. So it works only for 1 computer. If you create a complete image on your computer with ghost, and try to restore this image on another computer which has different hardware, Windows may fail to load. That answers to your third question - Yes, you may have problems if you change a hardware and try to restore your old image. However, Symantec has another program that uses a restore anywhere technology, as far as I can remember, and the program's name is Backup Exec System Recovery.
Also keep in mind that Windows has Files and Settings transfer wizard, it could help you. You have the option to add files and folders.