Clonezilla good alternative for Symantec Ghost

If you clone drives for desktops or servers you are probably familiar with Symantec Ghost program or TrueImage.  if you are on a budget Clonezilla is a good alternative. It is free and opensource software that allows you to copy an entire computer hard drive from one computer to another hard drive creating an exact copy of the computer.

This is useful to just have a backup of your computer or if you are running a business and need to deploy many identical standard desktops for your employees. Two versions are available a Live version which is booted from a CD-ROM and suitable for a single PC and a Server edition that can deploy a computer image to up to 4o PCs.

 

Who Deleted My Files

If your work in a collaborative environment you share files. A hazard of sharing files with others is someone will at some point delete or modify your files. Too many cooks in the kitchen spoils the soup. Varonis created a good document explaining how to enable auditing on your server so you can discover whom tampered with your files

https://blog.varonis.com/someone-deleted-my-file-how-can-i-find-out-who/

Ok. So you see that Fred deleted your file yesterday. You have a backup, right?

Backups are great but there is another way to get back you file without having to restore from backup.

Previous versions is a feature you can enable on you Windows server or desktop. On a server you would enable shadow copies on the disk where the files are located.

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