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Ghost v10 help
Nov 27th, 2006 at 6:22pm
 
I have finally got Ghost 10 and installed it.

What I wanted to do is make an image of my C and D drives as separate images.   BTW my HHDs are partitioned with C, D and E on the master and F, G and H on the slave.  After a lot of fiddling around, I finally got Ghost to make an image of C drive and stored it on the slave drive.  When I selected C drive, why the heck does it keep wanting to make an image of the whole drive?  I like to never got it to offer the options for just the C drive.  This is aggravation as all get out.

After an hour or so I finally gave up trying make an image of the D partition.  NO matter what I did the only option I got was to make an image of the whole master drive.  I never could get it to offer the option to only image the D drive.  This is such BS.  Roll Eyes  How do I get the option to only image the D drive?

I don't think this is possible, but I'll ask anyway.  With Ghost 10, is there anyway to make a disk to boot into DOS like Ghost 2003 does so that the user can make and restore images?  I know the Ghost install disk will only do the recovery.

Oh and also why the heck is booting to the recovery disk so SLOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW?  It takes forever, I could almost reformat in the time it takes just to boot up the recover disk.

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Re: Ghost v10 help
Reply #1 - Nov 27th, 2006 at 8:53pm
 
fawny1 wrote on Nov 27th, 2006 at 6:22pm:
"... I don't think this is possible, but I'll ask anyway.  With Ghost 10, is there anyway to make a disk to boot into DOS like Ghost 2003 does so that the user can make and restore images?  
I know the Ghost install disk will only do the recovery
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"I know the Ghost install disk will only do the recovery..."
Au contraire, mon Ami!
 Such is indeed the case for the Ghost 9 Recovery Disk with legacy images, but not the installation CDs for either Norton Ghost 10.0 or Norton Save & Restore which can simply boot from the CD itself (either product readily allows one to boot into a Windows XP Preinstalled Environment) and immediately engage the legacy Backup/Restore or Clone "cold-imaging" procedures by following the path
'Recover > Recover Data on My Computer > Recover using a legacy Ghost image'
with the side benefit of bypassing both USB mass-storage device and SATA HDD glitches frequently encountered with DOS-dependent Ghost 2003.  In essence, this procedure uses
restoreghost.exe
(an alternate name for
ghost32.exe
) from Norton Ghost Version 8.2 to allow both immediate creation of Ghost Backup images or the converse Recovery of such images that are in fact totally compatible and interchangeable with those *.gho/*.ghs files created with the
ghost.exe
of Norton Ghost 2003 -
but not with those created with Ghost 9, Ghost 10.0, or Save & Restore during "hot-imaging".


Albeit they are indeed slow to load, the installation CDs bear the "cold-imaging" Windows-compatible
Ver 8.2 which is exceedingly robust and has worked superbly for me on a failing system when even Norton Ghost 2003 could only spit out error messages.  Oh, yeah - I forgot it also performs
legacy Norton Ghost Clone procedures
as well.  The Symantec Recovery Disk from the Norton SystemWorks 2006 Premier suite is likewise bootable and has the same Ver 8.2 capabilities as outlined above.

CLICK HERE to view my preferred - but admittedly convoluted - "path-less-traveled" of using
ghost32.exe
on a BartPE-XPE (reatogo edition) CD to generate Norton Ghost 2003-compatible files
independent of DOS
.

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Re: Ghost v10 help
Reply #2 - Nov 27th, 2006 at 10:58pm
 
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Oh and also why the heck is booting to the recovery disk so SLOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW?

Because you have switched to Ghost 10  Wink --Windows based (bloated)--instead of good old DOS based (slim and trim, and oh so quick) Ghost 2003!  (Sorry, couldn't resist--my fingers did it  Cheesy!)

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NO matter what I did the only option I got was to make an image of the whole master drive.

That doesn't sound right--the other posts I've seen say you have to backup each partition as a separate process in Ghost 9 and 10.  I don't use Ghost 10, so hopefully one of the Ghost 10 experts will comment.  Have you read the
forum's FAQ section
on Ghost 10--maybe one of those postings would be helpful.
 

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Re: Ghost v10 help
Reply #3 - Nov 28th, 2006 at 12:07am
 
fawny1 wrote on Nov 27th, 2006 at 6:22pm:
Oh and also why the heck is booting to the recovery disk so SLOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW?  It takes forever, I could almost reformat in the time it takes just to boot up the recover disk.


fawny1,

Mine takes 3:50 min. Luckily we only have to boot to the CD rarely. It's a preinstalled environment and isn't "slim and trim, and oh so quick."

As NightOwl mentioned, you can only do partition images. Not whole disk images. Does this help?

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MANUAL BACKUP

Start Ghost 10
click Back Up Now
click Define New Backup
In the Easy Setup Window put a dot in Define a new custom backup. OK
click Next in the Define Backup Wizard
select the drive to backup. Next
put dot in Independent recovery point. Next
choose the location for the backup image. Next
Compression Standard (recommended). Tick verify. Untick Limit the number of ... Ignore Advanced if you don't need to split the image. Next
dot in Manually
tick Create Recovery point now
Finish


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SCHEDULED BACKUP

Start Ghost 10
Click Back up Now
click Define New backup
Define Backup Wizard opens, Next
select the drive to backup, Next
choose Recovery point set (recommended), Next
Choose location and filename, Next
Choose desired compression, Tick Verify recovery point after creation, Choose your Limit...(I leave unticked), ignore Advanced unless you want to split the image, Next
Dot in Scheduled, click Define Custom Schedule
Scheduling tab,Top part is for the days and the time that recovery points (Base and Incremental) will be created. I tick all days.
Untick "Create more than one recovery point per day" if you only need one , otherwise choose the number of incremental recovery points
Choose frequency of Base recovery points at the bottom, eg weekly, monthly, etc    I choose weekly
Click "Event trigger" tab, Choose any of the four or leave unticked, (I leave unticked) OK, Next
Tick "Create recovery point now" if you want it done before the scheduled time, Finish
 
 
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Re: Ghost v10 help
Reply #4 - Nov 28th, 2006 at 1:37am
 
fawny1

Why do you think it's doing a whole disk backup and not just a partition?
 

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