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We all know that backing up our data is important. Most of us select the files and folders that we deem most important to our work and set up an automatic backup schedule so that these files are stored on our server at the end of every day or working week. However, what happens if your entire system goes down? You then need to spend hours finding your original installation CDs, re-installing your software, setting up and configuring the installed software and then finding that your preferences, fonts and other system files are missing. Did you remember to back up purchased fonts? Probably not.
One solution is to forget about backing up key and important data and backup your entire drive. If you choose to backup using an incremental or differential option, only the files you’ve amended since the last backup, will be backed up. Therefore you could run a full drive backup at the end of every working day and, if you experience a major system crash, simply restore the backed up drive, along with your installed software, work, fonts, preferences and more.
Norton Ghost will take a snapshot of your current system and then restore that to a previous state, at a later date. For instance, backup your drive, install software, test, find it affects the performance of your system, then quickly use Ghost to revert back to a previous state, without having to bother sorting out and uninstalling the software from your system.