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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!!!

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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 !
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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.
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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 !
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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
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thanks!
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