So what do you use for imaging? For some reason, the last time I tried ghost at home, it didn't see my drives...
This can be caused by having an older version of Ghost that doesn't detect the NTFS file system, but you'd have to have a REALLY old version of Ghost for that to happen.
Also, any Ghost version before Ghost Personal Edition actually runs from a Dos box, and the disk you want to run Ghost from must be FAT32, or it won't work (well, unless you get REALLY creative).
I have a bootCD that will start up the necessary stuff, ramdisks some commands here and there, then allows me access to the one FAT32 partition I have that contains Ghost. From there on it's a simple matter of Ghosting my NTFS partitions.
I've always used Ghost, and always will. It has never, and I do mean NEVER failed me yet. (knock on wood)
I've worked with Imagequest on my last rollout job, and just didn't like it as much. Too many errors creaping into the restore process, way too many times.
My current setup is such that all application critical data is stored on an E partition, and all programs and windows stuff point to that E partition. My C (boot) partition is Ghosted frequently, so if something nasty happens, ie a virus, or some spyware that gets through my tripple spyware killing layer, it's a VERY simple matter of putting the last Ghost back and going on. Nothing else needed, just dump the Ghost image back, and keep on gaming. All my email etc is also stored on E, and Outlook is a part of my Ghost image while pointing to the E drive as its storage place, so there's nothing else I need to do.
Works like a charm
One thing I never understand, though, is why people make backups of their entire
harddisks? Over 90+% of the data on your disks will be programs / games, right? For which I assume you still have the original CDs, right? So why in God's name are you backing that up? What's the difference between having to reinstall it from your original CDs, or from newly written backup DVDs? I just don't understand that train of thinking.
All I backup are my documents, some savegames and characters from certain games, and my boot partition for disaster recovery purposes. That's it.
So what if some virus kills your Doom 3 install? Pop the CDs back in and reinstall.
It just seems a waste of time to backup your entire system.
Edit : What, the fact that I would cream my pants, or that you want to see SS2/3 running on the D3 engine ?
You are a very disturbed individual This comment was edited on Aug 5, 23:57.