Additional tips about backups

Consider the following tips when you run a defined backup:

  • Norton Ghost does not need to be running for a scheduled backup to start. After you define a backup, you can close Norton Ghost.

  • The computer that is being backed up must be turned on and Windows must be started.

  • All defined backups are saved automatically so that you can edit them or run them later.

  • Do not run a disk defragmentation program during a backup. Doing so will significantly increase the time that it takes to create the recovery point and might cause unexpected system resource issues.

  • If you have two or more drives that are dependent on each other, you should include both drives in the same backup. This provides the safest protection.

  • Include multiple drives in the same defined backup to reduce the total number of backups that must be run. Doing so minimizes interruptions while you work.

  • Use the Progress and Performance feature to reduce the impact of a backup on your computer’s performance. For example, if a scheduled backup starts while you are in the middle of a presentation, you can slow down the backup to give more processing resources back to your presentation program.

  • The power management features on a computer can conflict with Norton Ghost during a backup.

    For example, your computer might be configured to go into hibernation mode after a period of inactivity. You should consider turning off the power management features during a scheduled backup.

  • If a backup is interrupted, consider running it again.

  • If you experience problems while creating a backup, you may need to reboot the computer.

Additional tips about backups