While i agree Vista's complete PC Backup has its uses it isn't something i
would rely on. From my experience of using it, it doesn't have any
compression options, so if you are imaging (or shadow copying) a drive of,
say 50GB, then you need 50GB available for the image. I haven't tried
imaging to DVDs but, again, from other conversations, i gather that the
'restore' process for DVDs has to go in reverse order. In other words if you
have disk 1 to 5, the you insert 5 first to get the restore going. Insert
disk 1 first and Vista complains.
There are far better third party imaging options available. As manu have
said, Acronis is one, Paragon is another, so is casper.
As for anything from Norton i'd bin it. They were good back in the Windows
95/98 era, but i find Norton applications nowadays cause more trouble than
they actually cure.
John Barnett MVP
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"Ed." <ejs(at)zoom.net> wrote in message
>I use products from here. For the Backup I use Image for DOS.
> Good Luck.
> "Alan Robinson" <AlanRobinson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>I have been using Symantec's GoBack for many years and it has saved my
>> on many occassions. But will not be available for Vista. I have been
>> at Rollback RX which is supposed to be really good but you have problems
>> defraging your hard disk. You have to uninstall rollback, defrag and then
>> re-intsall and then you lose your restore points. So how good is Vista's
>> system restore? Would I be able to bank on it in an emergency? Any
>> and ideas would be appreciated. I did think of Acronis True Image as a
>> companion, but was rreally looking for something along the lines of
>> Many thanks,