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Ghost Solutions Suite 2.5 Image Restore

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My company uses Ghost Solutions Suite 2.5... We've use'd this to create images of different model computers in our office. The problem I'm having is the comptuer we set up with all our software and settings had a 120Gig partition, about 12 gigs of data was actually on the partition. All the other computers that would use this image have a 120 gig hard drive with a 20 gig OS partition and the remaining space in an extended partition containing irreplaceable customer data... What i need to do is overwrite the OS partition and restore the image while keeping the extended partition untouched with all its data.... It always wants to repartition the entire disk... the image is about 12 gigs... and ghost won't let me restore just to that partition... I'm using the ghostcast server and client to distribute the image.

 I've been through a million switches and parameters and can't seem to find a solution.... maybe i'm missing something and i'm going to run a nail through my face if its a simple thing...
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It's quite strange. If you taken the image of the partition (instead of the disk) you could always restore it as a partition. As you said, the target partition is 20GB so the image containing 12GB of data should fit.

1. Could you confirm that you were taking off the image of the source partition, not disk?
2. In GhostCast server, after you selected the image to restore,  set the radio button to Partition and click on the drop-down list. Can you see the desired partition?
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I'm not sure weither the entire disk or partition was cloned... Thinking back I probably would've copied the entire disk to ensure I got the MBR as well....

In Ghostcast Server I click the "Partition" radial and the drop down gives me
 "1  07  NTFS            39997MB     13608MB data"... is this all I'd need to do to restore to that 20 gig partition and will it include the boot record?
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Yes, correct.

But rule number 1 - before you start any operation with disk / partition MAKE A BACKUP OF THE USER DATA. It is not necessary to use Ghost. Any suitable tool will serve as well (NTBackup, ROBOCOPY etc.).

Hope it helps
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Alright this afternoon i'll have a chance to check it out, i appreciate your help.
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