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Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Aug 22nd, 2007 at 12:01pm
 
Is there a Ghost 12 service packing coming soon?  The release of version 7.01 of Backup Exec System Recovery suggests that it might be on its way.

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A service pack for Backup Exec System Recovery is now available.  This service pack makes the latest official version of Backup Exec System Recovery version 7.01.

This service pack applies to the following products:

Backup Exec System Recovery
Backup Exec System Recovery Manager
Backup Exec System Recovery Exchange Retrieve Option

For access to this service pack, please contact Symantec Technical Support.

An additional announcement regarding what issues have been resolved with this release will be posted soon.
Source:  Backup Exec System Recovery 7.01 Service Pack Is Now Available
 

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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #1 - Aug 23rd, 2007 at 10:19am
 
I just ran live update.

doesn't seem like anything was updated for g12.

my version says 12.0.0.20352
 
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Reply #2 - Aug 23rd, 2007 at 6:47pm
 
Here is the change log for BESR 7.01.

http://ftp.support.veritas.com/pub/support/products/Backup_Exec_for_WindowsNT/29...

It doesn't look particularly relevant to our needs.
 
 
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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #3 - Aug 23rd, 2007 at 6:48pm
 
For a listing of fixes implemented in BESR 7.01, please see:  Software Change Notice for Backup Exec System Recovery 7.01.
 

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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #4 - Aug 24th, 2007 at 4:31pm
 
Interesting, Brian - we posted the same link to the same document, all within 60 seconds of each other!

Just proof positive that “great minds think alike”!   Wink
 

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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #5 - Sep 10th, 2007 at 12:24pm
 
My version of Ghost 12 is 12.0.1.21822, so I'm guessing an update must have been made, though I have no clue what was added/fixed, etc, can't find it on Symantec's website, anyone know what this latest update included?
 
 
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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #6 - Sep 11th, 2007 at 9:02pm
 
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My version of Ghost 12 is 12.0.1.21822, so I'm guessing an update must have been made, though I have no clue what was added/fixed, etc, can't find it on Symantec's website, anyone know what this latest update included?


No.  After reading your post, I ran LiveUpdate and my Ghost 12 updated to the same version (12.0.1.21822). 

It has been an ongoing problem with Symantec and Ghost xx updates.  They never say what was fixed, enhanced, broken, or added.  If anyone has a clue why that appears to be the Symantec corporate policy for Ghost, please let me know.
 

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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #7 - Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:26pm
 
Ghost4me, yes, it is odd that Symantec doesn’t disclose the change log for Norton Ghost updates, especially given the fact that it does so for Backup Exec System Recovery.

On a separate theme, can you kindly examine and post the properties of “C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SymSnap.sys” for Norton Ghost 12?  I am curious whether Symantec is still using the StorageCraft ‘hot imaging’ driver - and, if so, whether the version has been updated since Norton Ghost 10.
 

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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #8 - Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:49pm
 
Pleonasm wrote on Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:26pm:
Ghost4me, yes, it is odd that Symantec doesn’t disclose the change log for Norton Ghost updates, especially given the fact that it does so for Backup Exec System Recovery.

On a separate theme, can you kindly examine and post the properties of “C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SymSnap.sys” for Norton Ghost 12?  I am curious whether Symantec is still using the StorageCraft ‘hot imaging’ driver - and, if so, whether the version has been updated since Norton Ghost 10.


That's the difference between Symantec's corporate products and their response for consumer products, I would guess.

symsnap.sys (Ghost 12 on Vista home premium system):
Ver 6.0.1.21380
size 131,808 bytes
size on disk 135,168 bytes


 

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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #9 - Sep 12th, 2007 at 2:01pm
 
Thanks, Ghost4me.  Do the SymSnap driver properties (Norton Ghost 12) still list "StorageCraft" as the copyright owner of the software, too?
 

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Reply #10 - Sep 12th, 2007 at 2:12pm
 
Pleonasm wrote on Sep 12th, 2007 at 2:01pm:
Thanks, Ghost4me.  Do the SymSnap driver properties (Norton Ghost 12) still list "StorageCraft" as the copyright owner of the software, too?


Yes, StorageCraft Corporation

Productname:  StorageCraft Voume Snap-Shot Development
 

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Reply #11 - Sep 12th, 2007 at 4:10pm
 
StorageCraft Corporation make ShadowProtect.

http://www.storagecraft.com/products/ShadowProtectDesktop/

I'm using the Trial version at present. It's interesting and quite similar to Ghost 12 which I guess is not surprising considering the shared technology. Unlike Ghost 12, you can create images from the recovery environment.

 
 
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Reply #12 - Sep 12th, 2007 at 5:26pm
 
Brian, I’m also investigating the ShadowProtect 3.0 product - although I have yet to download and install an evaluation copy.  When you have a moment, please start a new thread and post your observations on this tool.

I agree that ShadowProtect appears to be highly similar to Norton Ghost 9/10/12, based upon my reading of the User’s Guide.

Ghost4me, thanks for verifying that Norton Ghost 12 is still using technology that was developed by StorageCraft.
 

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Re: Ghost 12 Service Pack (?)
Reply #13 - Sep 13th, 2007 at 7:03am
 
Ghost4me, the SymSnap driver for Norton Ghost 12 has been updated, relative to Norton Ghost 10:

File:  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\SymSnap.sys (for Norton Ghost 10)
File version:  4.1.0.16040
Size on disk:  147,456 bytes
 

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