Moving from Norton Ghost to True Image 2010
I'm currently using Norton Ghost 2003, running under DOS from a bootable USB thumbstick, to clone my Windows XP system and personal data partition to a backup partition on a second internal SATA drive. It has served me well, and I LIKE that:
* It runs outside of the Windows partition it is cloning - that makes me feel good :)
* It's fast and reliable
I DON'T LIKE that it has poor support for USB and I'm unable to save a backup image to the large external USB hard drive which I have. So I'm seriously thinking of moving to True Image 2010.
I'm sure TI2010 will be able to do backups to the external USB hard drive with useful options like "incremental" and "differential". But I'm unsure how much of my Ghost 2003 functionality it will have, and therefore whether I will need to retain it. So I have the following questions:
* Can TI2010 do a partition-to-partition backup; in other words completely replicate the C: partition on my internal SATA drive 1 to the F: partition on my internal SATA drive 2 ?
* If so, can it do that operating outside Windows in the same way that Ghost operates from a DOS environment?
* And if it can do that, what is the bootable media? CD/DVD? Would it be possible to put the necessary TI2010 code on a bootable USB thumbstick?
Sorry for so many questions. Please keep the answers simple - I'm a retired pensioner, not a young "geek" :)