Ghost > * for time saving

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  1. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    I've finally gotten around to building a set of new images (and a new driver setup for these craptastic network drivers) for the office.

    Prior to this ghost, it took on average of 1.75 hours to build a machine, install the updates, needed utilities, etc. on the box. Now, ~15 minutes depending on network traffic.


    In theory, I just saved the company 1.5 hours * my payrate * (our average number of computers rebuilt per month) 50.


    When I factor in my payrate, that's a big number :eek3:
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I used to do that but I found that I didn't want to install SP on top of SP, so I just made a bare install. Still saves a lot of time but if you want the newest and greatest on there without the old shit, it's the only way. Either that or keep updating the image (which I can't do efficently since everyone runs different programs and has different computers).

    But yeah, Ghost kicks ass for a program that fits on a floppy.
     
  3. drgh0st

    drgh0st New Member

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    Veritas Backup Exec > ghost.
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Uh, no. And I own both.
     
  5. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    these are not for the same thing. backup exec is for backups and ghost is for imaging.
     
  6. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    I have 4 builds (2 domain builds and 2 Citrix builds, 1 of each for each of our workstations) that I distribute. I plan on updating these monthly since we roll updates out via GFI Languard. This is mainly so that I don't have to jack around with menial crap during most of my day :o
     
  7. Demo Dick

    Demo Dick I will treat you all alike. Just Like Shit!

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    You use GFI?

    We bought it & I think it sucks. I mean seriously sucks.

    It will only push about half the updates it needs to & it never seems to see the updated that it has just deployed as being deployed.

    I gave up & went with SUS & SMS
     
  8. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Which version? The latest one (5.5 I think?) isn't that bad. I kind of like it, actually. They've improved a TON over the older versions that made me want to stab the executive who said "buy this, I don't care what you think, look at what it can do!"

    You do have to set it up to deploy updates other than the "criticals" but the good part about it is that you can deploy any updates that you want.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :coold: Maybe I'll talk my boss into buying Ghost this summer. It would save me a lot of time as well.
     

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