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Symantec Ghost 7.0 Image Spanning

Posted on 2003-11-04
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Probably not all that difficult of a question but something that has me puzzled none the less.

I'm trying to create an image of our server and because of it's size it must span across 2+ CDs.  My questions are first, once i have the image split, do i simply burn the seperate images to CD and will ghost prompt me to insert disc 2 or something? and second, is it possible to boot from a CD and restore an image that is on that same CD?? any help would be appreciated

-FlowMotion-
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by:rj-smith
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You can do this in a couple of ways. If you are used to create your ghost images and then burning them to CD afterwards then you can use ghost explorer to split the ghost image up into smaller chunks.

Alternatively you can have ghost write your image directly to CD when you create letting ghost handle the file sizes - it will prompt you for another CD when it fills the first.

Lastly you can specify when you create a ghost that ghost split the image into files of a certain size.

Yes I think it is possible to create a bootable CD and restore a ghost image from it although it's not something I've ever tried. You can create bootable CDs in most good CD writing applications.
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Having just written all that I've found an article at Symantec that explains it in more detail...

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/docid/1998123107455525?OpenDocument&src=ent_hot&dtype=corp&prod=Symantec%20Ghost&ver=7.0&tpre=

Hope that helps.
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dlot earned 50 total points
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The easy answer to both questions is YES! I've done both of these things...

1. Ghose will prompt for the second CD when it finishes the first. (And the 3rd after the 2nd, etc.)

2. I've used Nero to create the boot disc.  Made a network boot disk (floppy) from Ghost - had Nero use that disk (floppy) to make the bootable CD and then just added the image as well. Now I had the ability to restore over the network or from the CD if the network was unavailable. Use a version of MS-Dos if you're going to make a boot CD from it as I've had problems with using PC-Dos (Diamonds,Hearts,Spades,Smiley Faces and the like when I booted, but no DOS and no Ghost).

Happy Ghosting
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by:FlowMotion
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Thank you both for your assistance, you both included details that have aided me.  I don't really think it'd be fair to split 50 points between the two of you and thus i'm going to increase the value to 100 and split it.

Thanks again for your help,

-FlowMotion-
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by:dlot
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Glad to help.
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by:rj-smith
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Thanks dlot. Appreciate it.
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by:Cardguy
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If you have any type of RAID configuration set up on your server, and I'm sure you do, this will not work.

Soke to Symantec in great length about this.
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