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Message started by the_boy on Dec 15th, 2005 at 11:10pm

Title: Ghost 2003 commands
Post by the_boy on Dec 15th, 2005 at 11:10pm
Hi all,
Im using ghost 2003 to backup three units to one PC stored in a safe location, different users will be backing up the units and I would like to use batch files to do this so I can ensure all backups are done correctly. Diiferent users have different understanding of computers  ::) . I have used Ghost before and Im able to use switchs etc to control Ghost once in DOS.
Q: Would some one be able to tell me how do I shut down Windows and boot into Virtual mode using a batch file.
What I would like to do is from Windows (XP) open a command Promt, type in the batch file coomand and within the batch file tells windows to reboot into Virtual mode, from there Im fine.
Is this possible?

Title: Re: Ghost 2003 commands
Post by NightOwl on Dec 15th, 2005 at 11:22pm

I've not seen any way in Ghost 2003 to schedule backups--Ghost 9.x and 10.x have scheduling options.

Maybe others have thoughts on this.

You can set many of the default behaviors using the Windows Ghost interface under *Options* and then *Norton Ghost*--and there is a *Ghost Command Line* there--but I do not know if it will remember the commands from one session to another--just tried it--and closed out the program and re-loaded--the command line option was saved and brought back upon re-loading the program.

But still have to do the initial steps manually to tell Ghost to proceed to do a back up.

Title: Re: Ghost 2003 commands
Post by the_boy on Dec 15th, 2005 at 11:34pm
Bugger, Thanks Nightowl.
Maybe I should be looking at changing the boot file and have the user select  DOS mode, from there running the batch files are not a problem. Was reaaly hoping there was a way to do the lot from windows and keep user intervention to a minimum   ::)

Thanks for the reply
PS awesum forum  :)


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