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Want to be Sure about the Drive
Jan 7th, 2006 at 6:55pm
 
Ok guys I'm just about ready to Ghost.  I have a SATA drive internal and a SATA drive in an enclosure connected to a SATA PCI controler. I tried my Ghost boot floppy and it's fine. I first tried booting then turning on the enclosure after the Ghost screen came up. It was obvious that the enclosure drive didn't show up. So I booted again with my boot floppy. This time the enclosure was on and the drive showed up. Now my only concern is when booted the first time it showed drive 1 and 2 . I was sure which was which. I have a 160 GB C drive and D drive of 60 GB that I use to store digital pictures. Well the second boot showed 1,2 and 3. Now the enclosure drive is a duplicate of my C drive ,size ,brand and all. Can I be safe to assume that #3 is the enclosure drive?
 
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 7th, 2006 at 7:16pm
 
Try it and see  Grin  That is what I did on my Dell - guessed correct.
 

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Reply #2 - Jan 7th, 2006 at 11:10pm
 
I was hoping that there is a better way. I sure don't want to mess up.
 
 
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Reply #3 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 6:50am
 
Assign drive labels, they show up in Ghost 2003.

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Reply #4 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 8:11am
 
How do I assign drive lables?
 
 
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Reply #5 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 8:15am
 
Which operating system?
 

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Reply #6 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 8:34am
 
Assuming WinXP (and it probably works the same in other operating systems):

In Windows Explorer, right-click the partition and select Properties. At the top of the window that opens, the cursor should be blinking in the "label field" for you to fill in.

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Reply #7 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 9:01am
 
Should have told you XP. Thanks for the help. At what screen with 2003 does the label show up. I did have my enclosure drive labeled   [GHOST] but the screen I saw only listed them as 1 2 3.
 
 
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Reply #8 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 9:57am
 
I always work from DOS, never from the Windows interface. In DOS, the partitions display the label when selecting the source as well as the target.

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Reply #9 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 10:46am
 
I booted from the Ghost Boot floppy so I should see the label. Thank you for the help.
 
 
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Reply #10 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 12:55pm
 
Christer

I'm not entirely sure--I will have to boot to DOS to confirm--but, I do not think the *source* screen shows labels in the DOS Ghost interface--that is a confusion factor if you have one or more *identical* drives!  (I have 3 Seagate 120 GB's on my one system now--and other that the Drive 1, Drive 2, and Drive 3--they all show as the *same*!)

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The external HDD's are *enumerated* after internal HDD's when using DOS--so, most likely Drives one and two are your internal, and Drive 3 is the external.

How I make sure--in Window, just before I get ready to boot to DOS to do a Ghost backup, on my internal or external HDD, I create a sub-directory labeled with the two digit month and two digit day (so today would be *0108*)--so when I get into DOS and Ghost, when I select Drive 2 (where my Ghost images are stored on my internal HDD), I will see that sub-directory where I want to store today's image, or if I select Drive 3 (my External HDD), if that's where I had intended to store the image for today--then that sub-directory is there!

Also, for double checking, I think you can select *Partition >to Image*, and then select the listed Drive #, and then you will be presented with the list of partitions on that Drive #--and here the *drive labels* are listed--once you confirm that the drive labels are what you expected for the drive # you selected--you can *back out* (cancel) the initial selection of *Partition >to Image*, and proceed with confidence with whatever procedure you planned.

I'll confirm this later when I have the time and report back the results.
 

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Reply #11 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 1:51pm
 
NightOwl,
maybe we're both right!

I have an old LapTop (Win98SE) with a single HDD with three partitions, C: (OmniBook), D: (DataBack) and E: (SystBack).

When creating an Image, in the first screen when the drive is selected, it only says "Drive 1" but when I have selected it, in the select partition screen, the partitions show up with labels.

It is "the same" when restoring an Image.

I have never used a hard disk with a single partition but it is possible that Ghost will skip "screen #2" for those hard disks.

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Reply #12 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 1:54pm
 
Thank you all very much for the help.
 
 
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Reply #13 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 1:55pm
 
Did the label(s) show up?

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Reply #14 - Jan 8th, 2006 at 2:22pm
 
Will Ghost recognize the enclosure drive as an external drive? It is connected to a PCI SATA host card.
 
 
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