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Symantec Adds Recovery Points To Ghost Backup

Version 10 allows users to set event-triggered recovery points--backups that are a snapshot of the drive at a particular time--like Windows does.

Symantec on Tuesday launched Ghost 10.0, the next edition of its end-user image-based backup and restore software.

Norton Ghost 10.0 debuts a Windows System Restore-esque recovery point capability that lets users set event-triggered recovery points -- backups that are a snapshot of the drive at a particular time -- and also reconcile recovery points to save storage space.

In addition, Ghost's new reconciliation function lets users continue to make incremental backups -- available in previous versions of the software -- even when the PC's status has changed because of an unexpected hard boot or power failure.

Ghost 10.0 supports 128-, 192- and 256-bit AES encryption strengths, shows the backup and recovery status for all drives on a system, and works with CDR/RW and DVD+R/RW drives, USB- and FireWire-connected backup, and Iomega Zip and Jaz drives.

The software will release later in September, and sell for $70; current users of Ghost will be able to upgrade to version 10.0 for $50.

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