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unattended ghost 10 install
Apr 17th, 2007 at 1:08pm
 
I would like to know how to create a bootable cd/dvd that will automatically recover a computer with Norton Ghost 10.

I own 2 legal copies of Norton Ghost 10 and I need to re image about 150 computers, all of the computers are the same make and model.

I already have the image for the computer created as *.v2i and *.sv2i
 
 
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Re: unattended ghost 10 install
Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2007 at 3:22pm
 
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I would like to know how to create a bootable cd/dvd that will automatically recover a computer with Norton Ghost 10.
I own 2 legal copies of Norton Ghost 10 and I need to re image about 150 computers, all of the computers are the same make and model.
I already have the image for the computer created as *.v2i and *.sv2i


You need 150 legal copies, not 2 if you plan to use Ghost 10 on 150 computers.  Check with Symantec for discounts and/or site licenses.
 

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Reply #2 - Apr 17th, 2007 at 3:34pm
 
You probably would be better off with Ghost Solution Suite, which is designed for corporate environments and for what you are trying to do.

http://www.symantec.com/smb/products/overview.jsp?pcid=cli_mgmt&pvid=ghost

 

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Reply #3 - Apr 18th, 2007 at 12:46pm
 
The Backup Exec System Recovery tool suite by Symantec is another option to explore, which is ‘essentially’ Norton Ghost 10 for the corporate environment.
 

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Reply #4 - Apr 24th, 2007 at 1:09am
 
Pleonasm wrote on Apr 18th, 2007 at 12:46pm:

Looks like you can buy a single license now.
 
 
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Reply #5 - Apr 24th, 2007 at 9:32am
 
Interesting observation, Brian.

Symantec says it will begin shipping BESR 7.0 on April 25, 2007 – which might also be the date that Norton Ghost 12 is released (?), given the similarity of the two products.
 

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Reply #6 - Apr 24th, 2007 at 9:48am
 
Pleonasm wrote on Apr 24th, 2007 at 9:32am:
Symantec says it will begin shipping BESR 7.0 on April 25, 2007 – which might also be the date that Norton Ghost 12 is released (?), given the similarity of the two products.


I must be missing something because I don't see any similarity between Backup Exec and Ghost.  Ghost 12 comes from the design line of Drive Image to Ghost 9/10.  Backup Exec (as I recall) is the Veritas product which Symantec bought.

Wouldn't that be like saying that Acronis True Image is similar to Ghost 10?  Agreed they both create backup images, but otherwise I don't see the similarity.

Personally I think Symantec is confusing it's corporate and consumer customers with too many similar products, which resulted from buying too many other companies.
1. Ghost 2003 product line
2. Ghost 8.x product line
3. Symantec Solution Suite 1 and 2

4. Ghost 9, 10, 12  (from Powerquest)
5. Ghost Save & Restore (Ghost 10 with file/folder backup added)

6. Ghost Backup Exec (from Veritas)

(I can't even remember where Ghost 11 fits in)
 

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Reply #7 - Apr 24th, 2007 at 12:23pm
 
Yes, the naming of products by Symantec is certainly confusing.  Norton Ghost 12 will be the Windows Vista compatible version of Norton Ghost 10 for consumers when it appears.  BESR is what was formerly known as “LiveState Recovery,” based upon the original PowerQuest technology – and not related to the Veritas acquisition.  Backup Exec (not to be confused with Backup Exec System Recovery!) was a Veritas product, however, as I understand the situation.

When referring to the similarity of BESR 7.0 (“desktop edition”) and Norton Ghost 12, my intention was to emphasize the fact that both products will have a number of new/improved features in common:
  • Symantec Restore Anyware technology
  • Enables end user file recovery via Google Desktop
  • File/folder backup and recovery
  • Physical to virtual (P2V) and virtual to physical (V2P) conversions
  • Drivers can be manually added directly to the Symantec Recovery Disk
Does that help?
 

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Reply #8 - Apr 24th, 2007 at 12:49pm
 
Pleonasm wrote on Apr 24th, 2007 at 12:23pm:
BESR is what was formerly known as “LiveState Recovery,” based upon the original PowerQuest technology – and not related to the Veritas acquisition.  Backup Exec (not to be confused with Backup Exec System Recovery!) was a Veritas product, however, as I understand the situation.


I thought that Backup Exec System Recovery was based on Veritas Backup Exec:

http://www.crn.com/it-channel/190500332
Symantec Moves LiveState Into Backup Exec Family
Symantec is giving its LiveState Recovery application new functionality, dropping its price and moving it into the Backup Exec storage software line inherited in the Veritas Software acquisition.
Starting Tuesday, LiveState Recovery will be called Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery, said Michael Parker, global manager for Backup Exec product marketing. "We're bringing it into the Backup Exec family," he said.

It's so Confusing......

Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers
http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/products/overview.jsp?pcid=1018&pvid=57_1

Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition
http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/products/overview.jsp?pcid=1018&pvid=1602_1


 

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Reply #9 - Apr 24th, 2007 at 1:37pm
 
We need a flowchart to navigate all of this. Let me try again.

1. (Consumer) Ghost 2003 product line
2. (Enterprise) Ghost 8.x product line
3. (Enterprise) Symantec Solution Suite 1
4. (Enterprise) Symantec Solution Suite 2 (Ghost 11)

5. (Consumer) Ghost 9, 10 (from Powerquest)
6. (Consumer) Ghost 12 (Vista support added)
7. (Consumer) Ghost Save & Restore 1 (similar to Ghost 10 with file/folder backup added)
8. (Consumer) Ghost Save & Restore 2 (Vista support added)

9. (Enterprise) Backup Exec family:
   a. Backup Exec (from Veritas)
   b. Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (formerly Symantec LiveState Recovery)

Also see:
https://forums.symantec.com/syment/board/message?board.id=109&message.id=772
 

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Reply #10 - Apr 24th, 2007 at 3:28pm
 
I've used the trial version of Backup Exec System Recovery Desktop. It is like a cross between Ghost 9 and 10. Very nice to use. The incremental function seemed better than Ghost 9/10. For example, if you have a power failure causing the computer to shut down ( or you shut down with the power button as a "test"), Ghost 9/10 will do a baseline recovery point rather than the next scheduled incremental recovery point. BESRD will perform the next scheduled incremental recovery point but there is a message about comparing changes from the previous recovery point. Or something like that.
 
 
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