I have been running Ghost (not the "real" ghost, but the PowerQuest one - Norton Ghost 14) on three of my systems for over a year now and am very happy with it. Fast, easily configurable, schedulable, has compression and encryption..
I'd like to set up something similar on our servers at work. Full system images with incrementals added every few hours to pick up changes to Perforce, stored on a rotating set of 1TB USB drives.
Unfortunately, Ghost doesn't run on Server. We have very simple servers, just basic PowerEdge SATA rack servers. Nothing goofy. I'm certain that Ghost would be able to work on these fine, except for its little flag it checks to make sure it's not running on Server.
So I have a few questions:
- Is there a way to make Ghost run on these?
- I am also looking at the "real" Ghost, which is actually cheaper per-license (apparently), but does not seem oriented towards frequent incremental image backups. Seems really geared towards managing system images, which is not what we need. Not to mention very very complicated to manage. Am I wrong about this?
- What competitors are there that I can use? I've looked at Acronis but their software is very expensive.
I'm not interested in weird command line only utilities or solutions where I have to set up scripts to automate backups. Ghost is absolutely perfect, except that it won't run on Server. What can I do?