kpm Posted April 1, 2005 Report Share Posted April 1, 2005 Hi, I just bought a Maxtor 200Gig 'One Touch' to set up a backup routine at a small office (four computers, peer to peer). I Have used Norton Ghost in the past to take a snap shot of computers once they are is set up properly, partitioned and data separate from apps etc... That way, I can do technical support by fire, ie, make a pot of coffee while Ghost runs... But I have Ghost boot disks that allow me to grab the image from the network or from the portable USB HD in case of major disaster. My question, as I am having a bit of a hard time finding the info, is, does Rretrospect have the ability to make it's 'own' boot discs and what is the difference between Retrospect 'Expres' and the pro versions. Also, my understanding of disaster recovery with Retrospect is to actually reinstall the OS, *then* run the disaster recovery. With Norton Ghost, I can boot with a floppy, point to the image and install the image created right away. I have been reading a lot of praise for Retrospect, since discovering it bundled with the Maxtor One Touch, so am wondering if I should be switching from Ghost to Retrospect, but being use to Ghost, I am either not reading the fine manual well enough or am not able to find answers to my questions. Does Retrospect create drive images much like Norton Ghost does? Can I make bootable cd's with Retrospect Express as easily as I can in Ghost? I also must admit the backup language used in the Retrospect Documentation is a bit more challenging to wrap my head around, though that could be due to the sleep deprivation, will have to have another look after I catch up. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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