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Norton Ghost Automation Backup: Stop services first before doing backup

Posted on 2008-11-07
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02

We would like to automate backing up of files using norton but some of the files are being used by a service or a server because we are currently using the computer as a server and we need the server files to be backed up but the services needs to be stopped first before doing the backup. What we would like to ask if there is a way for Norton Ghost to stop the services first before doing the backup so we do not need to stop the services manually. Is this possible? If it is, can anyone give the instruction on how to do it? we want to automate backup from stopping the service for the server and then backing up the files and start the service again.

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Get the Ghost SOlution SUite 2.5 and it restarts the  Computer is DOS mode so all files are accessible.

It is CLient server based for remote ghosting.

I hope this helps !
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Other options are to use the Net stop commands in a batch file before calling ghost.


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Can these net stop batch file be automated or run inside Norton ghost? if so, how?
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You need to check the command line options for Ghost32.exe

I know that the DOS version can simply be run from a batch file, but I have not tried this with ghost32.exe

I just ran

ghost32.exe and it has the usualt batch options, so all you need to do is run it from a batch file per the Ghost docs and examples.

I hope this helps !

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for some samples,, you may not want the clone switch since it may make an image to another drive, but this gives you a place to start.

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