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    Hi all,
    Having had my new PC up and running for about 2 months now, i'm beginning to think about backup. What's my best option for backing up? I had looked at buying a second identical hard drive and using Norton Ghost to mirror onto that. Good idea?


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    You don't need an identical drive as you could create a compressed image file enabling use of a smaller backup drive, or even burn to CD/DVD.

    You can do that with ghost, but I use a program called Acronis TrueImage. It's great because you don't need to shutdown windows to make the image.

    The only trouble with imaging is you can't do incremental backups.
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