Norton Ghost Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Norton Ghost for Windows, Linux, Mac, Web, iPhone and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Norton Ghost.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 11/12/2016 8:35:00 AM

Alternatives to Norton Ghost for all platforms with any license

  • 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 packages is that it takes a lot of time to massively clone systems to many computers. You've probably also heard of Symantec's solution to this problem, Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition® with multicasting.

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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 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Acronis True Image

    Acronis True Image provides data protection including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Microsoft, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems. As disk imaging software, True Image can restore the previously captured image to another disk, replicating the structure and contents to the new disk, also allowing disk cloning and partition resizing, even if the new disk is of a different capacity. The Acronis True Image Cloud version allows cloud users to also back up their mobile devices.

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  • 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 development projects (Android, Ubuntu on Arm, etc). Anyone is free to branch and modify this program. Patches are always welcome.

    Free 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
  • Redo Backup and Recovery

    Open-Source drive imaging solution coming as Linux-based Live CD (or USB thumb drive) that allows for backup and recovery of partitions or entire hard-drives and computers (both Linux and Windows). The solution provides a beginner-friendly and easy to use graphical user interface, automatically finds network shares, includes the web browser Firefox and more.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated, but it still works. Last version, 1.0.4, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • 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 an exact replica of your source hard drive. CCCs block-level copy offers the absolute best fidelity in the industry!

    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 especially useful to roll back your system to the last known working state in the event of virus attacks or crashes.

    Free Personal Windows

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    • 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.
  • FOG Project

    FOG is a free open-source cloning/imaging solution/rescue suite. A alternative 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 scan & task scheduling. FOG is a Linux-based, free and open source computer imaging solution for Windows XP, Vista and 7 that ties together a few open-source tools with a php-based web interface.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • 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. Steadier State freezes the computer as an image and creates a snapshot of the current activity as a virtual C:\. Restarting gives the option to roll back or keep the new snapshot.

    Free Windows

  • 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 Stick.

    Free 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 currently in use. For data recovery you need the Runtime Live CD from http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-live-cd.htm . The Runtime Live CD is ready-to-use and preinstalled with all data recovery tools.

    Free Personal Windows

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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 and easily repair PC issues - saving time, money and PC trouble. This solution is especially useful in the case of a situation where you cannot get into Windows.

    Freemium 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 bringing unique simplicity to file backup and file restoration.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Paragon Backup & Recovery

    Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition gives you the ability to make a backup of your disk/partition, plus the ability to restore it later. The hot process options using Microsofts VSS technology allow to make backups during working on your Operating System (Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, ...), similar as with Macrium Reflect Free Edition with Multi Language Support.

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 time. Operations are pretty simple: users can complete copy with ease. High security: it will not bring any damage to data.

    Free Windows

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  • AOMEI Backupper

    Free Edition supports scheduled backup, incremental backup and differential backup of partitions, hard-disks AND folders. Restrictions: no cleanup of backups and no command-line-backups as you can do with Macrium Reflect Free Edition. AOMEI Backupper is an easy-to-use Backup & restore software for PC and Server. Backup: file backup, system backup, disk/partition backup, etc. Clone: disk clone, partition clone, volume clone

    Freemium Windows

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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 still recover files lost some time ago. The idea is to combine the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup.

    Free 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.
  • 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 Live CD: all changes made on the file system will not be saved on the disk but in RAM and when the system restarts, all the content saved in the previous session is "forgotten" and lost and the disk / partitions are restored to their original state.

    Free 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
  • 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 system partition on a regular basis to backup your system. If your current system gets damaged or crushed or you are not just satisfied with it, you can use Toolwiz Time Machine to rollback your system to any snapshot you want.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.1.16, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • HDclone

    HDClone creates physical or logical copies (clones) and file images of hard disks and other mass storage media. HDClone is a perfect tool for backups and copies of entire software or operating system installations. A special SafeRescue mode makes HDClone an invaluable tool for rescuing defective hard disks and other media. HDClone works independent of partitioning scheme, file system, and operating system. It also works with proprietary formats which otherwise would be unaccessible.

    Freemium 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 our network via command line and PSEXE. Can map and access images and a host of other good stuff.

    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 automatically.

    Freemium Mac

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  • 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 available to you in no time with just a few clicks - even if Windows cannot be started anymore!

    Commercial Windows

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