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Message started by wp on Jul 1st, 2013 at 8:53am

Title: disk to image problem
Post by wp on Jul 1st, 2013 at 8:53am
I am running ghost 32 11.5 3.96 MB from my desktop and I am trying to do a peer to peer disk to image.
The source machine is running XP and the destination machine is running Windows 7.
Everything was going okay until the progress indicator showed that approximately 10% of the source disk was processed. Then I get a pop-up box which says question: (1824). Image file already exists - overwrite?
When I chose no I got the following pop-up box.
Spam volume[1] done (1658)
Symantec ghost needs to create a new image span. Please either choose browse to select a new drive and file name, or insert new disk and choose okay.
I chose browse. That brought up the following pop-up screen entitled:
name of portion to image. Look in: and it brought up the root of the destination drive.
There were three GHS files located there.
2013 001. GHS          2, 147, 458, 823          3:26 PM
2013 002. GHS          2, 147, 471, 602          3:29 PM
2013 003.GHS           1, 703, 158,011            3:32 PM
Nevertheless, I supplied a file name of Monday and I pressed enter.
Things went badly. The creation of the image continued, but it listed speed as 14 MB with completion time of 24 hours.

any suggestions ?

thank you

Title: Re: disk to image problem
Post by NightOwl on Jul 1st, 2013 at 9:49am
@ wp

Then I get a pop-up box which says question: (1824). Image file already exists -

What was the original name that you gave the Ghost image file--i.e. what was the *2013 xxxxxxxxxxxxx.gho* name that you used?

What was the full path to the destination folder for the image files?

Was the above path new and unique--or have you stored other Ghost image files there in the past?

Spam volume[1] done (1658)

I presume this really is *Span*--correct?

Title: Re: disk to image problem
Post by wp on Jul 1st, 2013 at 11:55pm
i think the original name i specified for the Ghost image file was 80xpJun2012

i picked the path through ghost.  it was to  e:\gho2013\acer of my hp9 pc.

it was unique

Span is correct

     what i just noticed there is no .ghs file on the destination

Title: Re: disk to image problem
Post by NightOwl on Jul 2nd, 2013 at 9:07am
@ wp

Darn--your answers did not give me the *easy* explanation that I was hoping for!

So, the *e:\* drive (partition) is a networked mapped drive that's on your Win7 machine--i.e. the destination for the Ghost image--correct?

If you use Windows Explorer (or Explore using My Computer), can you see that directory with that path--i.e. e:\gho2013\acer\ ?

With Windows Explorer, do you see the first *.gho* file from the image set you attempted to create--i.e.  *80xpJun2012.gho*  (I suspect that 2012 might really be 2013), in the above *acer* sub-directory?  (When there is an error or you cancel a Ghost image set creation procedure, typically any already created image files will be left behind--Ghost does not clean up the incomplete image file set--just leaves them there.)

Have you done this imaging procedure previously--i.e. *peer to peer disk to image*--using Ghost 32 and these machines--successfully?  Or, is this a first time attempt, and you are having these problems?

Title: Re: disk to image problem
Post by OldCasper on Aug 4th, 2013 at 9:19am
I started using Ghost as a DOS program back in 1997 as a Demo version, from the original authors in NZ.

It was necessary to use DOS Notation when naming files (8.3).  That is no more than 8 characters in the file name and three characters in the extension.

I've continued with that same naming scheme to this very day.
A typical Ghost backup file name for me would be, "XP080413".
Where XP is the OS I'm backing up and the rest is the date.  So NO two Ghost backups will ever have the same name.

Just a thought ;)


Title: Re: disk to image problem
Post by wp on Aug 12th, 2013 at 7:32am
thank you
i'll give 8.3 a try

best regards

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