Solved

using Ghost 2003 to image a "connected" drive

Posted on 2009-04-02
6
352 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
we are coming off of the dos version of ghost (6.3 and then 8.0).  we used a net boot diskette to boot the machine, we then would map across the network to store or retrieve the image.  network security is now such that are unable to perform this task in the same manner.  we purchased symantecs ghost 2003 enterprise to hopefully perfom the task locally on a pc that is not connected to the network.

we have a desktop pc running xp pro, we also have a device called the EZ GIG II adapter (www.apricorn.com) that allows you to connect any 2.5 or 3.5 IDE, SATA or PATA drive via the USB 2.0 port.  I can connect the drive I want to image, I can see its contents and access areas not requiring special permissions so I know I am capable of seeing and accessing the drive.

my question is this... can I use ghost 2003 enterprise as simply as we did with the dos versions?  I have it loaded on the desktop pc now, I have the EZ GIG adapter connected with a 2.5 SATA drive attached as drive "F" and I want to capture an image of that drive that anyone (with little computer knowledge) with the same model can lay back down via a USB DVD player.

any assistance you can offer would GREATLY appreciated!!!

rich
0
Comment
Question by:bigricky
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 24052205
I do not see why not

It is best to test it obviously.

You can ghost the External USB drive to an image file on the desktop, and then burn that with a bootable DVD as long as the image is under 4.7 GB or you use the Ghost program to burn the DVD's directly ( multiple DVDs) .

I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bigricky
ID: 24052918
can you point me in the right direction?  I am looking at the main ghost console and I am overwhelmed by options. my previous experience with the dos version was "image to disc" or "image from disc".  I'm guessing it isn't that simple any longer.

do you of a good tutorial on ghost 2003... maybe that would be good.
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 24053715
Look at the help to see what you need.

If you are using Enterprise of Ghost Solutions Suite, then you have the option of creating a bootable GHOST CD ( DOS )

or see the help on creating an image backup.

What exact version do you have ?

Also remember to look for ghost.exe file if you want the DOS version ( usually under Symantec in Program files )

I hope this helps !
0
Complete Microsoft Windows PC® & Mac Backup

Backup and recovery solutions to protect all your PCs & Mac– on-premises or in remote locations. Acronis backs up entire PC or Mac with patented reliable disk imaging technology and you will be able to restore workstations to a new, dissimilar hardware in minutes.

 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 50 total points
ID: 24053726
To create  a Local bootable CD with ghost see the following


Ghost bootable
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f3/norton-ghost-bootable-cd-153755/

Create a Universal network boot floppy image and use that to create your CD boot. set it to connect to your server, and put a copy of Ghost.exe on the shared drive .

also
http://www.tech-forums.net/computer_articles/restore/restore-disk.php

SATA CDROM boot

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/on-technology.nsf/0/02757dcb0c3c1ed68825734e0059c0b8?OpenDocument&seg=en&lg=en&ct=uk
drivers
http://marktsai0316.googlepages.com/gcdromfordos
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:bigricky
ID: 31565879
thanks!
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:bigricky
ID: 24337304
ghjk
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

VM backups can be lost due to a number of reasons: accidental backup deletion, backup file corruption, disk failure, lost or stolen hardware, malicious attack, or due to some other undesired and unpredicted event. Thus, having more than one copy of …
The Delta outage: 650 cancelled flights, more than 1200 delayed flights, thousands of frustrated customers, tens of millions of dollars in damages – plus untold reputational damage to one of the world’s most trusted airlines. All due to a catastroph…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now