Norton Ghost discontinued

by Ruchira on May 4, 2013




Norton Ghost is a software which makes life easier for a sysadmin or anyone who works with computers. It allows users to create a block level disk backups and restore it with ease. That means if you have to deploy several computers with the same configuration or if you need to keep a backup with all the software’s installed. Just use Norton Ghost and you are done. I remember the days which I used Windows 98 and Norton Ghost helped me to re-install my computer with all the software’s I need within 5 minutes. Installing Windows 98 and other software’s in regular way would take at least 2 hours those days. 

However according to Symantec, they are discontinuing the Norton Ghost product as effective on April 30th 2013. As a solution, Symantec which is the parent company of Norton offers its “Symantec System Recovery”. On their website it says that Symantec System Recovery (SSR) is backward’s compatible with the images created with Norton Ghost 15. And SSR said to bring many advantages such as Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 , 64bit , UEFI secure boot support and USB recovery disk support. Also the interface said to be not much different than the Norton Ghost.  You can find more details here 


I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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1 PaulM May 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

to do stuff like that, I would boot into a ubuntu live boot cd and use the dd command from the command prompt


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