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Ghost 2003 Restore - need confirmation that I'm doing right
Oct 17th, 2007 at 1:35pm
 
I am here with the Guide looking at How to Restore a Norton Ghost Image. I have read and done the entire Restore except I'm afraid to pull the trigger.  I have written out the entire process as screens on the PC. If someone would look at my screens I will try to write them here. I need to know if I have done th right thing in the destination location. Anywya here are the screens.
SCREEN 1.

LOcal
    Partition
      From Image:

SREEN 2.

Image file name to restore from:
Look in:
             1:1 [ ] NTFS drive
             2:1 [New Volume] NTFS Drive  
             3:1 [80 gig] NTFS drive                      **** This is the one I choose *******

SCREEN 3.

IMage file name to restore from
Look in:        3:1[80 gig] NTFS drive
                  -
                  -  
                  -
        drv1.gho                              2,147,475,012           10-10-2007

SCREEN 4.

Selecet source partition from image fil

Part      Type      ID       Description      Label      Size      Data Size

 1        Primary  07       NTFS               Diskload 76308   58057

                                                          Total   76308    58057

SCREEN 5

Select loca destination drive by clicking on the drive number

Drive          Size          Type      Cylinders      Heads      Secotors

1                76319        Basic      9729            255          63       ***** %his I choose ****
2                38166        Basic      9729            255          63
3                76319        Basic      9729            255          63

SCREEN 6.

select destionation partition from BAsick drive: 1

Part      Type      ID       Description      Label      Size      Data Size

 1        Primary  07       NTFS               No name 76308   58068

                                                           Free      10

                                                         Total       76319   58068
                                                   
SCREEN 7.

Norton Ghost

  Progress INdicaator


           PROCEED WITH PARTITION RESTORE?
           DESTINATION PARTITION WILL BE PERMANENTLY OVERWRITTEN.

Details
Connection Type    Local

Source Partition     Type: 7[NTFS] 76308 MB, 58057 MB Used, DiskLoad
                           from Local file 3:1\drv1.gho, 76319 MB
Target Partition      Type: 7[NTFS], 76308 MB
                           from Local drive [1], 76319 MB


************************************************************************

That's all the screens. If I left anythiong out please write me what I left out. If I can clear anything up, write me.

Do I Have teh rigth source and destination locations?

Thank you,

Leftyx (Jordan)
 
 
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Re: Ghost 2003 Restore - need confirmation that I'm doing right
Reply #1 - Oct 17th, 2007 at 1:59pm
 
leftyx

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I have read and done the entire Restore except I'm afraid to pull the trigger.

Careful--your computer can sense *fear*  Wink !  Need to go forward boldly with confidence!  

And *Murphy's Law* comes immediately into play--*If something can go wrong, it will--at the most inopportune time  Wink !

Seriously, as you have clearly indicated (I can see the sweat on your brow!!!), this is *where the rubber hits the road*!

If you really want to be safe, you should get a spare HDD.  Remove your original for safe keeping.  And install the spare in its place.  Partition the spare HDD.  And now perform the restore as you have outlined--it appears correct and should go forward without a hitch.

Or, rather than partitioning the new HDD, you could use *Local > Disk > from Image*--now the partitioning step is performed by Ghost.  When you use *Local > Partition > from Image*, then the destination partition has to already exist.

 

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Re: Ghost 2003 Restore - need confirmation that I'm doing right
Reply #2 - Oct 17th, 2007 at 5:11pm
 
NightOwl wrote on Oct 17th, 2007 at 1:59pm:
leftyx

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I have read and done the entire Restore except I'm afraid to pull the trigger.

Careful--your computer can sense *fear*  Wink !  Need to go forward boldly with confidence!  

And *Murphy's Law* comes immediately into play--*If something can go wrong, it will--at the most inopportune time  Wink !

Seriously, as you have clearly indicated (I can see the sweat on your brow!!!), this is *where the rubber hits the road*!

If you really want to be safe, you should get a spare HDD.  Remove your original for safe keeping.  And install the spare in its place.  Partition the spare HDD.  And now perform the restore as you have outlined--it appears correct and should go forward without a hitch.

Or, rather than partitioning the new HDD, you could use *Local > Disk > from Image*--now the partitioning step is performed by Ghost.  When you use *Local > Partition > from Image*, then the destination partition has to already exist.


You're absolutely the best resource on Ghost on the Net. Hands down Nightowl. Quick, accurate, with the knowledge that can't be bought. Symantec should pay you.

Okay, I bit the bullet and hit OK. The Restore ran and hour. At the end I didn't know whether to click Clone Completed Successfully - Continue or Reset Computer. Anyway I chose Continue and I was able to gracefully close Ghost and restart my computer. When it got past the Welcome screen where it was bombing before, I yelled YES YES YES YES!!!!

After my orgiastic exclamations were over, a wave of relief swept over me and I praised the name of The Radified Guide.  I was looking at untold hours of grief and recriminations for not updating my boot disk lately, but it worked like a charm. UNBELIEVABLY I had a Ghost backup from the day before. I lost ZIP, NADA, ZERO, nothing. And the incredible ease which I was back and running was sublime. I can't say how worried I was that I was headed for days and weeks of running back and forth from the repair shop trying to get windows, my data, all the drivers, etc. back. And that's just to get it back to work, not to mention work in a normal way. I love normality today. Long live normality.

Sorry I've been away so long. It's great to know this is here as a resource. I don't have any experience to help with but if anybody gets confidence from reading this post that's great. Good luck and thanks for all the fish.

Leftyx (Jordan)
 
 
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Re: Ghost 2003 Restore - need confirmation that I'm doing right
Reply #3 - Oct 18th, 2007 at 8:42am
 
Sounds like a real positive experience...  Cool 
Me... I'm just hoping to make a CD Bootable Disk, and figure out how to access my Personal messages (PM)  I just joined and haven't even figured that out yet ... LOL
 
 
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Re: Ghost 2003 Restore - need confirmation that I'm doing right
Reply #4 - Oct 18th, 2007 at 8:56am
 
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I'm just hoping to make a CD Bootable Disk

Does this help:  Creating Bootable CD/DVD's Without A:\Floppy Drive

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and figure out how to access my Personal messages (PM)

Do you mean the Radified Forum's PM's?  At the very top of the forum screen, it should say *Hey, Kevanos, you have xx messages, x are new.*  Click on *messages*!
 

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Re: Ghost 2003 Restore - need confirmation that I'm doing right
Reply #5 - Oct 18th, 2007 at 9:02am
 
leftyx

Good to hear that everything went well.  And thank you for the kind words!

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thanks for all the fish

Hmmm...is this in reference to *Give someone a fish and (s)he eats for a day--teach someone to fish, and (s)he eats for a lifetime*?

Our intention is the latter!
 

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Re: Ghost 2003 Restore - need confirmation that I'm doing right
Reply #6 - Oct 18th, 2007 at 6:41pm
 
NightOwl wrote on Oct 18th, 2007 at 9:02am:
leftyx

Good to hear that everything went well.  And thank you for the kind words!

Quote:
thanks for all the fish

Hmmm...is this in reference to *Give someone a fish and (s)he eats for a day--teach someone to fish, and (s)he eats for a lifetime*?

Our intention is the latter!


I must be getting old. It's from the title of an old book, So Long and Thanks for all the Fish. It's one of the sequels to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe.
 
 
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