What is Ghost?
The word “Ghost” in ghost Windows Server 2008 is serving as a verb which means to do backup and restore for computers. When people mention Ghost, it generally refers to a disk cloning program which is developed and sold by Symantec Company. However, with the development of computer technology, ghost program has been eliminated in the market. Instead, a great number of third-party software continued and also flourished the ghost function, among them AOMEI Backupper is the most stable as well as the most popular one.
AOMEI Backupper is a sophisticated and easy-to-use backup and restore freeware which is designed for both business and home users. It provides three main backup options, namely, Disk Backup, Partition Backup and System Backup. To ghost Windows 2008 Server, we need the System Backup feature.
Ghost Windows 2008 Server system state with AOMEI Backupper
With the increase of computer service time, data security would expose itself to more potential threats. If you don’t pay attention to those impending threats, the valuable data which kept on your Server will be permanently lost. In order to prevent those unwanted accidents such as system crash, software conflict, disk collapse, virus and hacker attack, we strongly recommend you to install a backup and restore software to ghost all the data on your Server. For Windows Server 2008 system state backup, AOMEI offers two easy ways to deal with it, that is, ghost the system state and ghost the entire hard drive.
Ghost System State:
Ghost system state means creating an image file for the current system status for later use, when some unwanted accidents happened in the future, you can use that image file to recover your computer to the appointed time without reinstalling your Server 2008 operating system.
Ghost Hard Drive:
Ghost Hard Drive is actually all about backing up the entire disk of your Server. Unlike System Backup only can backup the system state, this feature has the advantage of creating image files for everything which kept in your hard drive, that may include all the programs, applications, settings, software files and etc.