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MAKING AUTO RESTORE DVD WITH GHOST 10

Posted on 2006-07-05
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Two questions:

1.  With Ghost 10, can I span DVDs?  For instance, I have a 20 gig hard drive, can I copy the image to 5 DVDs?

2.  If I copy this image to 5 DVDs, can I make the first disk bootable, so that if someone kills their pc, they can put this first DVD in the pc, boot up, and an auto-restore feature occurs that copies the image over the existing one on the hard drive?

Thanks!
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Thanks, Punky.  This has possibilities.  The only thing that bothers me is that WinImage is shareware, and if I create a dozen restore DVDs, then I need a dozen licenses or it quits working.

Also, sounds like Ghost 10 sux!  I quit Drive Image for Ghost.  Ghost was far superior.  Looks like Symantec has abandoned quality for marketing.  

Perhaps I could copy the drive image to DVDs, then copy Ghost 2003 GHOST.EXE to a USB drive, boot off the USB drive, and restore the image from the DVDs like that?  
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Dont be influenced too much by that thread.  The ghost versions that boot to DOS usually work fine.  And last I tried it, you can span destinations for a single source.  You can do this with Roxio DVD backup perfectly well, so I dont see why Ghost cannot do it.  When they went to a NON-DOS interface, then yes, ghost went down hill.

Have you looked at Acronis True Image and acronis backup in general?  www.acronis.com.  Most people rate that higher than Ghost now, Symantec is falling into disfavour.  I dont like either, so I am unbiased in recommending either Ghost or Acronis.  Look at them both, and see what you think ...
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There's a Ghost forum here that may solve your problem -- solved mine within hours. You have to register -- don't give your home email address -- get a temp email address as you'll get a bit of spam.
http://radified.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.cgi
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