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Re: Ghost 9.0
Reply #15 - Aug 18th, 2004 at 9:45pm
 
Will I still have my Ghost.exe file?  I wonder what size it will be?
 

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Reply #16 - Aug 25th, 2004 at 1:39pm
 
Does anyone know whether Ghost 9.0 will be included in SystemWorks Professional 2005 (as is currently the case with Ghost 2003 and SystemWorks Professional 2004) - or, will the user need to purchase the Ghost 9.0 separately?

I sent this question to Symantec over a week ago, but have not yet received a reply.
 
 
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Reply #17 - Aug 25th, 2004 at 6:46pm
 
Hello,

Thank you for contacting Symantec Online Customer Service.

In your message you wrote: > Can you tell me if the new Ghost v9.0 will included with either Norton System Works 2004 Pro or 2005 Pro.

I acknowledge your concern regarding this issue. Please note that Norton SystemWorks 2004 PRO include Norton Ghost 9.0.

For further assistance with all Norton 2005 purchase options, please contact a Symantec Store Customer Service representative by one of the following means:

-- On the World Wide Web, at the following URL:

http://www.symantecstore.com/question

-- By telephone,
1-888-366-5487
If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.

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Symantec Authorized Online Customer Service  

Rad note: I don't hink he's correct. I think Ghost v2003 comes with NSW 2004 Pro. Can anyone confirm?

I know that Ghost v9.0 will also include Ghost v2003.
 
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Reply #18 - Aug 26th, 2004 at 2:02pm
 
As an owner of Norton SystemWorks Professional 2004, I can confirm Rad's conclusion that Norton Ghost 9.0 is not included therein.  The Symantec Customer Care Specialist is clearly wrong on this point.  Only Ghost 2003 is included in Norton SystemWorks Professional 2004.

I called the Symantec Online Store (888-366-5487), but they had no information whatsoever on the product definition of Norton SystemWorks Professional 2005.  I also called the Symantec Authorized Service Center (800-441-7234) and received the same answer.  Their best guess is that Norton SystemWorks Professional 2005 will be announced in late September, 2004 – at which time the inclusion/exclusion of Ghost 9.0 will be known.
 
 
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Reply #19 - Aug 26th, 2004 at 4:48pm
 
Thanks.
 
 
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Reply #20 - Sep 18th, 2004 at 2:35pm
 
A description of Norton SystemWorks 2005 Premier now appears on the Symantec website (www.symantec.com/sabu/sysworks/pro), and Ghost 9.0 is included therein.

Therefore, it's probably a better value to purchase Norton SystemWorks 2005 Premier rather than the Ghost 9.0 application alone.
 
 
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Reply #21 - Sep 20th, 2004 at 2:30pm
 
I read the Ghost 9.0 User's Guide this weekend.   And, although I not actually used Ghost 9.0 yet, it sure appears that Ghost 9.0 = Drive Image 7.0 + Incremental Backups.  In other words, the 'only' significant difference I see between Ghost 9.0 and Drive Image 7.0 is the addition of the incremental backup feature (a very nice improvement, no doubt).  Symantec has clearly chosen Drive Image as the platform for Ghost, discarding the legacy Ghost 2003 framework.
 
 
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Reply #22 - Sep 20th, 2004 at 4:02pm
 
The official Symantec site says

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Norton Ghost 2003 is included to back up and restore data to: Windows 9x, Me, NT; Linux®; and DOS systems.


http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/features.html

I don't think Drive Image is an upgrade to Ghost. So if you have Ghost 2003 and plan to use it, there is no reason to upgrade to Ghost9.
 
 
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Reply #23 - Sep 27th, 2004 at 4:15pm
 
Couple of years back I frequently used ghostpe (From Ghost 2000 edition) and I was able to
1. create a bootable floppy to run the ghost utility
2. Clone the C:\ partion of WinNT server to another spare disk within the system.
3. Boot another identical Proliant server with ghost floppy and restore the ghosted image.

Now I have Ghost 9.0 with me (I am in another organisation now). To perform similar tasks as above, I don't see any option to generate a bootable floppy. I dont want to install this software on my server. What I want is clone a server.

Any help is appreciated
 
 
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Re: Ghost 9.0
Reply #24 - Sep 27th, 2004 at 4:33pm
 
No way to create a boot floppy? That doesn't seem right. What does Symantec say?
 
 
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Re: Ghost 9.0
Reply #25 - Sep 27th, 2004 at 5:59pm
 
Ang

Don't know about Ghost 9.0, but Ghost 2003 stand alone on a CD is a bootable CD and you can run Ghost directly from it.

Also, reading the 'readme.txt' on the stand alone Ghost 2003 CD, it says:

Quote:
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 4. Installation CD layout and contents
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The installation CD has several folders containing files that you
might find useful.

- The Support folder holds all the DOS Ghost programs that can be
 
run without installation
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And, I found the following on Norton SystemWorks 2003's CD in this directory:

CD-Drive Letter:\SUPPORT\GHOST

'GDisk.exe'
'Ghost.exe'
'GhReboot.exe'
'GhstWalk.exe'

So the DOS programs are there for 2003 versions of Ghost and Norton SystemWorks that can be copied to floppy and used without installing the whole Windows based program on the HDD.

Just create a bootable system floppy.  Copy the Ghost.exe to a second formated floppy.  After booting system with boot floppy, switch to second floppy with the Ghost.exe program and type 'Ghost'.

If you look in similar places on the Ghost 9.0 version, you might find the same solutions.  

If you need the system files for a boot floppy, you can find things on the internet, such as here:

http://bootdisk.com/
 

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Reply #26 - Sep 28th, 2004 at 1:27pm
 
NightOwl, Thanks for your lenghthy response.

I could not locate those files on my CDROM copy of Norton Ghost 9.0

What I did is, I booted the server using my old copy of floppy (V7.5) and I could execute ghost command. I see all the partitions. I selected to take an image of C:\ partition. But I don't see any target partitions to save as they are NTFS.

Ang.

RAD edit: Don't ask for files. There are other places for that.
 
 
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Re: Ghost 9.0
Reply #27 - Sep 28th, 2004 at 8:25pm
 
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Ghost prior to v8.0 or Ghost 2003 can not save to NTFS partitions.  See here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/2000012811284125?

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I could not locate those files on my CDROM copy of Norton Ghost 9.0


I'm curious--do you have just a CD with a copy of Ghost's v9.0 exe program file--or do you have the 'retail' CD from Symantec that allows you to install the Windows version of Ghost?  I've seen reference that Ghost 9.0 was going to have Ghost 2003 included--in which case the Ghost.exe for DOS should be there.
 

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Reply #28 - Oct 1st, 2004 at 3:45pm
 
I am back to some basic questions...

The requirement is: I have a Proliant server running W2K. I
have to take the C:\, D:\ and E:\ partitions to F:\
partition as C_IMAGE.GHO, D_IMAGE.GHO and E_IMAGE.GHO and copy these images to a CDROM. From these images, I want to build another identical Proliant server. Is this
possible? What is the best approach? (All my partions are NTFS)
 
 
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Reply #29 - Oct 1st, 2004 at 4:52pm
 
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Quote:
identical


That's the issue.  If you transfer the images to a new HDD and put it into the same machine--you will probably have no major issues.

But if you're transfering the images to a HDD on a different machine--then it's more likely not to be an 'identical' machine, and information in the registry no longer matches the hardware components and their settings and problems occur.

See here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/8f7dc138830563c888256c2200662ecd/...

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/2000012111391925?

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/1999012209340925?

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/1999070716282425?

To answer your question, if it's 'identical' hardware--use a partitioning program to create the same partition layout as you had when you made your images--they do not have to be the same size, but large enough to hold the data that you imaged for each partition-and then transfer the image of 'C' to 'C', 'D' to 'D', and 'E' to 'E' using a separate ghost procedure each time, and 'F' will be empty until you store more Ghost images on it.
 

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