Thursday, September 09, 2004 1:06 PM
My favorite (not-free not-ms) tool -- Ghost
With all this talked of testing beta products and removing beta products/repaving beta products, it's time to mention one of my favorite time savers in that department. Symantec's Norton Ghost I've been using it in one form or another since version 3 or so, and they just came out with version 9.0 and the ability to roll back to a clean save point has been a wonder. I can install anything with confidence, recover from most any disaster in under 15 minutes without a repave.
Well worth the money, and a little investment in time.
And the new version (just came out this month) uses the .NET framework. For what, I'm not entirely sure, but it's a requirement, so that's pretty cool too. And since it allows you to do hot backups in Windows, it's even less of an investment in time since you don't have to reboot into DOS to backup.