A Ghost of a problem
Posted on 2004-08-22
I've used Norton's Ghost for a couple of years with no problems both to make images of partitions and restore them, until yesterday.
I have my 2 HDDs divided into 4 partitions each, with 2 of these partitions holding Ghost images of the other 6 partitions. I back up to Ghost images about every 2/3 weeks. I did this yesterday, successfully for 5 of the partitions, but unsuccessfully for Drive 'D' which contains only my photos.
I already have a successful Ghost copy of 'D' some 5 weeks old, so it has worked OK in the past with no problem. Now, however, I went through the normal set up procedure, and it related Source Disc2(Photo (D)) Destination J:\D Drive 21 08 04.gho Approx size of Backup Image 4934MB This all seems normal to me! (For info 'My computer shows this Drive as 7760MB used & 112821 Free).
The PC reboots as normal and then shows its normal screen of the process, but the figures are all wrong! It shows 114996 MB used,? and 1:55:20 time, so it looks like it really does mean to copy the whole partition including the blank bits, which it shouldn't do. Also note that it is showing this '?' sign which I have not seen before and which I must assume is significant, or is it.
Please note:- the ? is not correct but that is all I can send here; in fact it should be a 'semi quaver' sign, as in music!
Various attempts both yesterday and today have the same result. Has anyone got any advise please. I Know that I could simply take a DVD, or HDD copy of the files themselves, but that is hardly the point is it.
By the way I'm using XP Pro.