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Creating a Disaster Recovery CD


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#1 polaris6

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 06:03 AM

I am trying to create a disaster recovery CD. I have a PC Dell laptop with XP (3) OS.

I can't find any instructions as to how this is done.

I have Norton Ghost (NG) 9.0 installed, and NG 2003 available. NG 2003 has the capability to create the CD but 'interfers with NG 9.0.

Help please.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:11 PM

Use either one of the Ghost programs to make the disk - uninstall the other one if they're conflicting.
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Posted 10 October 2008 - 08:29 PM

I have 9.0 installed. Since the first post, I understand that 9.0 has all the features of 2003. However, I cannot find the feature to creating the rescue recovery disk (CD).

Do I have to uninstall 9.0 and install 2003 just to create the CD, the uninstall 2003 and reinstall 9.0?

Is there another way to complete this process?

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:12 AM

I don't know if this will hellp BUT with Norton Ghost 9.0 and 10.0 the installation CD you got is also the recovery disk.

IMO, if you want to use Norton Ghost 2003, just uninstall 9.0 then install 2003.

Entirely up to you :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 01:17 PM

I'm unfamiliar with the Norton program, but would assume that somewhere there's an option to create an image of your drive - or an option to clone your drive. Depending on the media that you select to copy the image to, it'll save the image in the max file size for that file system (FAT32 ~ 4 gB). Also, some programs will split the image into CD (~ 700 mB) or DVD (~ 4 gB) sized chunks.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 04:12 PM

Personally, I think Acronis is easier to use and works better. Normally, when you start a backup, you can select the location as a CD or DVD ROM and it will burn the disks for you. You also need a bootable Ghost CD to restore the images.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:17 PM

I haven't used Ghost since it first came out - but know several people who swear by it. I'm an Acronis fan from version 7 and I swear by it!
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