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Using Ghost 2003 for Backing Up Data Across DVD R's

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Hi Everyone:

       After successfully backing up my HDD using Ghost 2003, I thought I would help a friend with his data backup.  All of my data on the HDD fit on one DVD R, however, I believe his data will have to be spanned across a few DVD R's.  With that in mind, should I expect any problems doing this?  Or, are there any special considerations which need to be brought to light?

        Any thoughts regarding spanning data across a few DVD R's using Ghost 2003 will be appreciated.

        Thank you.

        George
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Norton Ghost will split the image to 2gb sections automatically.  You can fit 2 sections on 1 DVD.
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Also, once you ghost backup his computer, you can use the windows Ghost Explorer to load up the backup, change the auto-split setting to 4000mb, and recompile the images to new image files.  So instead of having a few 2gb image files, you could have a few 4gb files, but it really doesnt matter.  If there are 2 2gb image files backed up on a DVDR, ghost will see them on restore, and when it doesnt see one, it will ask for it and you can pop in the next disc that has it.
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Hi There:

         Thanks so much for the followups.  I am more confident the extensive backup of my friend's HDD will go well.  Based upon your explanations, it appears Norton Ghost 2003 does all the calculations for the user during the backup of the image files.  I am really happy to be briefed on that feature.  That integrated abiilty of Norton Ghost 2003 alone will help make the backup more hassle free.

          Once again, thanks for taking the time to explane all of this to me.  

          George
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