Protecting data with Norton Ghost 2003

Wednesday, 4 June 2003, 11:21 AM EST

Symantec’s Norton Ghost 2003 is the latest rendering of a product that has become many a Windows administrators’ mainstay over the past few years. I’ve used previous versions, but had never attempted to use it with Linux until the release of this version.

A trusted source told me that he was using the new version with Linux and getting good results, and thus I obtained a copy. The front of the box reports that it works with "XP Home/XP Pro/2000 Pro/NT WS/Me/98" and leaves Linux out of the equation altogether. Not surprisingly, Linux is not mentioned anywhere on the box, and anyone who has worked with the operating system for a while knows that the Window-ish interface shown on the back of the box as the GUI for the product is never going to pop up under Red Hat.

Undaunted, I continued on.

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