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  • Clonezilla icon

    Clonezilla

    Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution. You're probably familiar with the popular proprietary commercial package Norton Ghost®. The problem with these kind of software...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • One of the most important features of norton ghost is live backups which is not supported by Clonezilla Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Macrium Reflect icon

    Macrium Reflect

    Backup solution for Windows. Basic features free, others only in purchase version (dynamic disk support, auto-cleanup of old backups, command-line-start).

    Freemium Windows

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    Time Machine

    Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents. Now, if you ever have the need, you...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Win32 Disk Imager icon

    Win32 Disk Imager

    Create and restore image backups of disk drives. This program is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. It is very useful for embedded development, namely Arm...

    Open Source Windows

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    • This is just for writing to removable devices, not for hard disk images. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Easeus Todo Backup icon

    Easeus Todo Backup

    EASEUS Todo Backup is a file backup and disaster recovery software. You can backup disks, partitions, individual files and folders. You can backup to other disk of your PC or to FTP and CD/DVD. Todo Backup enables you to clone the...

    Freemium Windows

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    Carbon Copy Cloner

    Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create...

    Commercial Mac

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    Comodo Time Machine

    Comodo Time Machine (CTM) allows non-commercial users to quickly restore their entire system to an earlier point in time (including the registry, critical operating system files and user created documents). This free tool is...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued According to the Comodo Team, CTM is still in development, but the old version was removed from the official website. Latest version, 2.8.155286.178, released in July 2010, can be still downloaded from the official forum.
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    AX64 Time Machine

    AX64 Time Machine is a backup and recovery software that enables an easy and fast way to restore your PC to an earlier point of time. Time Machine allows to quickly recover from: disk failures, system crashes, virus infections...

    Commercial Windows

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    DriveImage XML

    DriveImage XML is a reliable program for easy imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. Image creation uses Microsofts Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives...

    Free Personal Windows

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    USB Image Tool

    USB Image Tool can create images of USB flash drives and MP3 players, that are mounted as USB drives. It allows you switch between images with different music styles on your MP3 Player or to make an exact backup image of your USB...

    Open Source Windows

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    Genie Timeline

    Genie Timeline is a time machine backup software for Windows that automatically, wirelessly and continuously backs up music files, videos, photos, documents, files and folders on your machine with little or no user intervention...

    Freemium Windows iPhone iPad

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    Rollback Rx

    RollBack Rx client is a robust system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred. RollBack Rx makes it easy for users of all skill levels to quickly...

    Freemium Windows

  • Steadier State

    Steadier State is the fastest and easiest way to restore Windows 7 to an earlier snapshot. Each user creates files and installs programs on C:\, the PC's only hard drive. Everything that each user does affects all future users....

    Free Windows

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  • FOG Project icon

    FOG Project

    FOG is a free open-source cloning/imaging solution/rescue suite. A alt. solution used to image Windows XP, Vista PCs using PXE, PartImage, and a Web GUI to tie it together. Includes featues like memory and disk test, disk wipe, av...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Systemback icon

    Systemback

    Simple system backup and restore application with extra features. Systemback makes it easy to create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There...

    Open Source Linux

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    rdiff-backup

    rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The product seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.8, released in March 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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  • Siveo Pulse icon

    Siveo Pulse

    PULSE is a complete solution for managing the life cycle of a workstation, which allows industrialization and automating heavy and time-consuming tasks on complex and remote networks. Its main features are: creation and deployment...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Lethe

    Lethe is a Deep Freeze -like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux (May work on other Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions). Lethe makes the partitions behave like a...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.34, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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    FarStone RestoreIT

    RestoreIT® 7 is based on FarStone's patented "Advanced System Restore " technology. RestoreIT® 7 is a new, and powerful, innovation designed to recover your entire PC in 60 seconds for an effortless recovery...

    Commercial Windows

  • Seagate DiskWizard icon

    Seagate DiskWizard

    Based on Acronis True image with limited functionality. Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives. The software lets you quickly install your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of...

    Freemium Windows

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  • O&O DiskImage icon

    O&O DiskImage

    Prevent data loss easily and securely! With O&O DiskImage you can create images of your entire computer or individual partitions during operation. If data loss occurs, your imaged data (files, folders, partitions) will be...

    Commercial Windows

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    Drive SnapShot

    A fast and inexpensive imaging tool. Very simple yet powerful, following the KISS methodology. Can be run as a portable app, thereby opening up a lot of possibilities. For instance, I use it to remotely back up all the computers on...

    Commercial Windows

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    SuperDuper!

    SuperDuper makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly interface is understandable, easy to use, and its built-in scheduler makes it trivial to back up...

    Freemium Mac

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  • Stellar Drive Clone icon

    Stellar Drive Clone

    It is an vital utility for mac systems which is used to create the exact imitation or mirror image of the Mac hard drive or volumes. The cloned hard drive is used as a ready to use copy of the original hard drive. In case of any data...

    Commercial Mac

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  • MiniTool Drive Copy icon

    MiniTool Drive Copy

    MiniTool Drive Copy is a piece of quite excellent free drive copy software which provides users with professional solutions to disk copy and partition copy. Moreover, it can give hard disk data strongest protection in the shortest...

    Free Windows

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  • ToolWiz Time Machine icon

    ToolWiz Time Machine

    Toolwiz Time Machine (Toolwiz multi-point restoration) is a powerful and easy-to-use undelete freeware, protecting your PC from data loss and improving its security. It allows users to create no more than 24 snapshots of your...

    Free Windows

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    XXClone

    XXCloneE copies the whole Windows NT, 2000, or XP system volume to another disk that will be ready to boot without a restore step. You may boot the system from the clone volume when disaster strikes. Need not go to the DOS mode. ...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • SnapRunner

    snaprunner is a wrapper script in Python which adds some functionality to Drive SnapShot. It's an open source command line script and can be used and extended by anyone. It adds following features: Alternately creates full...

    Open Source Windows Drive SnapShot

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    ODIN

    ODIN (Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell) is a utility for easy backup of hard drive volumes or complete hard drives under Windows. A disk image can be created or restored. Only used clusters can be backuped, compression on the fly is...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.34, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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    KLS Backup

    KLS Backup - Powerful backup and synchronization program with FTP, WebDAV and cloud support (Windows Azure, Amazon S3, Eucalyptus Walrus) KLS Backup is a powerful backup, synchronization and disk cleaner program that allows you to...

    Commercial Windows

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Norton Ghost Comments

2003 was the last version worth using. After that they put ...

Comment by evan
about Norton Ghost Jun 2011

2003 was the last version worth using. After that they put way too much effort into making scheduled backups and adding features in the windows app. The strongest point of Ghost was, you could easily load/create disk/partition images in a basic GUI environment without having to load windows first. That is essential if your OS is hosed.

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I have an older version of this and it works great. Saves y ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about Norton Ghost Jun 2011

I have an older version of this and it works great. Saves you tons of time, so u dont have to reinstall from scratch or for backups/recovery.

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Macrium Reflect Free for Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7

Comment by em4020
about Norton Ghost Jun 2011

Macrium Reflect Free Edition works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
On all these Windows versions 32 and native 64 Bit. http://alternativeto.net/desktop/macrium-reflect/
The only free XP and Vista compatible disk imaging software with BartPE and Linux based recovery options.

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Is there any free Ghost alternatives that works on Windows ...

Comment by Ola
about Norton Ghost Jun 2011

Is there any free Ghost alternatives that works on Windows Server 2008?

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This is a very nice alternative to Ghost and it works with ...

Comment by timbuckto
about Norton Ghost Jun 2011

This is a very nice alternative to Ghost and it works with newer computers and USB Hard Drives. I could be wrong but I believe this version has their Startup Recovery Manager. Which I have used on all the computers I've worked on.

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