Running an existing backup job immediately

This is particularly useful when you are about to install a new product and want to make sure you have a current recovery point in the event that something goes wrong with the installation. It can also help you to ensure that you have a backup of your work after you have modified a large number of files and you don’t want to wait for a regularly scheduled backup.

You can run an existing backup at any time.


If necessary, you can run a quick backup of a particular drive without using a defined backup.

See Running a one-time backup from Norton Ghost.

Norton Ghost can be configured to run a backup automatically when an event occurs on your computer, such as installing a new software program.

When you run a backup, you should close any partitioning software that is running, such as Norton PartitionMagic. Also, you should not run any disk defragmenting software during a backup.

You can also schedule backups to run automatically, according to a schedule.

See Editing a backup schedule.

To run an existing backup immediately from the system tray

  1. On the Windows desktop, right-click the Norton Ghost system tray icon.

  2. Click Run Backup Now.

  3. Click a backup job to start the backup.

    If the menus displays No Jobs, you must start Norton Ghost and define a backup.

To run an existing backup immediately from within Norton Ghost

  1. On the Home page, click Run or Manage Backups.

  2. Select a backup from the list, and then click Run Now.

More Information

Enabling event-triggered backups

Running an existing backup job immediately