Windows Backup program?

From: Jerome H. Fine <>
Date: Tue Jan 18 18:07:32 2005

>Joe R. wrote:

> This past weekeend I found a ADIC 1200D DAT tape library in a scrap pile.
>It has a Sony DAT-2 tape drive with an autochanger and holds up to 12
>tapes. I'm thinking of using it on my PC. Can anyone recommend a good (and
>cheap!) backup program that will work with Windows 98?
Jerome Fine replies:

I am not sure how cheap GHOST is for Windows 98, BUT
I have found that it satisfies almost ALL of my
requirements. While you MUST execute GHOST (as a backup
or restore) under DOS mode, I am able to perform a
backup of a 2 GBytes of file space into a compressed
800 MByte image file in about 5 minutes with an 750 MHz
Pentium III system - although I do have a 100 UDMA
controller for my 3 * 40 GByte hard drives - and I
backup from the C: drive to the E: drive while placing
the CRC file on the D: drive. After that is done,
I make a second copy of each file so that both the
D: and E: drives have the same pair of files. Once
a month I DELETE the previous files for that month
and after 4 months, I copy 4 backup files to a DVD
for "permanent" storage.

If you have the companion GHOST Explorer, then you are
also able to inspect the individual directories and
retrieve individual files from the *.GHO files.

I have been doing this for about 3 years now and it
seems to work quite well. Spending 5 minutes at the
end of each day seems quite reasonable.

If you have any other questions, ....

Does anyone else use GHOST and how does it seem to
be working?

Sincerely yours,

Jerome Fine
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