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NTFS and Ghost

Posted on 2003-10-29
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Hi,

If I convert my FAT32 drive into NTFS will I still be able to use Ghost to backup? I will be booting from a floppy to start ghost through DOS. I think NTFS prevents this, not sure? If so, is there a newer version of Ghost that allows usage through Win2K?

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Doohsam
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Ghost directly accesses the hard disk without the middle man ("middle software"?), so you can theoretically backup anything that a PC supports (I haven't encountered anything that I can't clone on a PC... yet), including Linux partitions and all versions of NTFS.
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as cwp stated, yep, this is no problem.
You can see this at => http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/products/products.cfm?ProductID=3

The only thing not supported is using Dynamic drives, so you shouldn't convert your drives to Dynamic, just leave them as Basic drives.

LucF
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thanks
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Oh yeah... dynamic disks. Then again I haven't used ghost on them, but I did with drive image/partition magic; they don't wanna touch those disks as well.
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Ghost-ing NTFS also requires/recommends the -NTIL parameter.
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