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Ghost Version 9.0: How to create a bootable CD-Rom with a backup-dialog to create a .gho image to USB2 disks ?

I have just purchased Version 9.0.
Hot-backup Windows XP Pro of my laptop C-Drive to one of my USB-connected drive.
I have a Windows 2000 Server Domain Controller to backup.
I installed .Net FrameWork Version 1.1.
Ghost Version 9.0 install starts, then stops after a while saying Operating System not supported.
I am guessing, of course, that "Hot-backup" of a Server-DC can be more tricky, thus not allowed.
Fine.
Question:
Is there anyone that would know how to create a bootable CD-Rom with Version 9.0 to allow backup [a ".gho" image] to be taken to USB-connected disks ?
A bootable DVD-Rom/RW would also be acceptable [multiple DVD-Rom].
I since tried to boot from the Install CD-Rom.
The only menu that comes up is "Recovery Disk" with a few options.
All options are oriented towards "Repair", "Restore" etc... and assumes you have a proper backup file  .gho  first somewhere, Wi-Fire, USB2 etc...
I need to take that Windows 2000 Server-DC image, as Ghost 8.0 use to, DISK to FISK, or DISK to PARTITION, or PARTITION to PARTITION.
I have not found that dialog with Ghost Version 9.0.
Could you help me here ?
Jean-Louis.
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DVation191Commented:
Ghost is right, it does not support the backup of servers. For that you need the enterprise edition...
http://sea.symantec.com/content/product.cfm?productid=9&aid=23
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DVation191Commented:
Norton Ghost 9.0
Windows XP Home, XP Pro, 2000 Pro SP2 or later
http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/sys_req.html


Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition 8.0
Windows 2000 Professional/Server SP4, Windows XP Professional SP1a, Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise
http://sea.symantec.com/content/product.cfm?productid=9&aid=23
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jlddjlddAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your response.
$500.00 dollars for a single test-server backup is a bit out of my reach.
Minimum is 10-Lic. I am not a "Corporate". I am testing at home a server environment.
I am looking into "stopping" my server and be able to boot from a CD-Rom and carry on a backup.
Ghost 7.5 does it well but does not support USB drives as a destination.
I am not looking for a "Hot-Backup" of a Server-DC.
The PC will be offline, then boot.
But I do need to save the  .gho  to a USB drive.
Any suggestion ?
Best Regards, Jean-Louis, Sydney, Australia.
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DVation191Commented:
To make a bootable CD all you need to do is start the Ghost Boot Wizard and choose CD/DVD Startup Disk with Ghost...and when given the choice be sure to include USB drivers. Once the disc is made it will have USB support
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jlddjlddAuthor Commented:
As it seems, Ghost Version 9.0 does not have any Ghost Boot Wizard choice.
This is what I am looking fort.
I could do a screen capture to show you.
All I have is:
+-------------------------------+ Pick a backup Task...
| -Views-                            |
| Advanced View                 | Backup Up Drives
+-------------------------------+
| -Status-                           | Schedule Incr. Backups
| Ready                              |
+-------------------------------+ Rest. Files & Folders
|-Learn about-                    |
|Back Up Drive                    | Restore a drive
|Restore Files and Folders   |
| Restore Drive                   | ...or upgrade a HDD
| Copy Drive                       |
| Norton Partition Magic       | Copy One Drive to another
+-------------------------------+

If you have Version 9.0 installed, please tell me the path to get there ?
This is what I am looking for.
Thank you.
Best Regards,
Jean-Louis, Sydney, Australia
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jlddjlddAuthor Commented:
Found somebody with the same problem:
http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=32&threadid=1424939&STARTPAGE=1
Seems that Symantec Norton Ghost does not have any Ghost Boot Wizard anymore to force people to purchase System Works 2005.

The 2500 points are still for grab.
Maybe I should grab them myself then ?
Best Regards.
Jean-Louis, Sydney, Australia
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DVation191Commented:
Hmm sorry to hear that. Sounds like your options are limited. If you can't make a boot disk and it won't run with the OS, it doesn't seem like you have much choice but to upgrade or change products. Sorry :(
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jlddjlddAuthor Commented:
Yes, It seems.
I have now purchased a Ghost 8.0 [10 Lic, single user!] just for Ghost Boot Wizard to generate a compatible CD-Rom Boot with USB2 support.
I will keep this one in a safe deposit box in Switzerland.
Thank you for your help and to all who help me getting to this simple truth:
"Not only in Scottland we can find unreal ghosts..."

This conclude the 27 x 51minutes Foxtel sitcom of:
                            "Catch a Ghost... without a Wizard, if you can !"

I have work to do now.  Nice week end to all.
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jlddjlddAuthor Commented:
Hello LucF !
You know, since that time, I have tried, and tried again.
And eventually I found that the  .iso  image of Ghost 9.0 sent by Symantec is both "bootable" but also auto-start to install... and, PF6 during boot from the CD-Rom allows to pint to any other device... eg. diskette, usb-stick, to grab additional driver that obviously may not be on the CD-Rom.
I went a step further.
[Maybe I win my own 250 points ?   :-)   :-)   :-)]
I went to buy WinISO.
With WinISO I can now open the symantec  .iso  "blob"  as an explorer tree, then add all drivers I want, then recreate a new  .iso  with all drivers I may need in the future.
That is for the RESTORE of any image to a disk or partition.
But I am still looking for Stand-Alone boot to take an image of a Win2K3-Server-DC.
The reason is simple.
Ghost 9.0 is not compatible with Server-DC.
Simple server is fine.
As far as Ghost 8.0 attempt... it is a mess with the console-install and what have you...
I might try again to get Ghost 8.0 Boot CD to allow BACKUP to USB2 for Win2K3-Server-DC in a while. I work with a customer support some 90 or 95 hours a week for the last 7 years... I need a rest somehow.
I hope the "PF6" thing will help some.
For the moment, any Ghost Boot Diskette 8.0 does "see" any USB port.
Back in 1970's !  Thanks Mr Symantec !!! Progress...

I love EE.
I have made some addict at work now...   :-)
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moduloCommented:
PAQed with points refunded (250)

modulo
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