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Hi Experts,

I want to call Norton Ghost 15.0 backup & restore module from my VB.Net application. Is there any API / Commands available for this purpose. Any sample code, about how to call Norton Ghost from VB.Net / .Net application?

Regards,
Soumen
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sedgwick earned 2000 total points
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you simply call the ghost command from your vbnet using Process object.

for instance, to back up the main hard drive:

Process.Start("c:\progra~1\symantec\Norton~1\ghostexp.exe", "-clone,mode=dump,src=1,dst=d:\backups\maindrv.gho")

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by:Soumen-Roy
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@sedgwick,

I installed "Norton Ghost 15.0" 30 days trial in my XP SP3 32 Bit PC. I found no ghostexp.exe in the installation directory "C:\Progra~1\Norton\...". I searched my entire HDD but no such exe exists. Am I doing any wrong?

Regards,
Soumen
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by:sedgwick
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ghost32.exe and ghost.exe are not included in the free trial only in the full licensed product.
so you basically have no way of running ghost commands from your .net app.

in case you are able to put your hands on either one, here's a link to the user reference ghost command-line switchws:

Ghost's command-line switches
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by:Soumen-Roy
ID: 38771970
@sedgwick,

My friend has licensed "Norton Ghost 15.0" and I found ghost32.exe / ghost.exe nowhere in his PC also. Is it included in ver 15? I can not find those.

Regards,
Soumen
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by:sedgwick
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i meant the ghost solution, check the reply here:
http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/does-ghost-15-include-ghost32exe-and-ghost64exe

download the trial here:
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite
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by:Soumen-Roy
ID: 38772025
@sedgwick,

Thanx, understood. Let me check. Give me some time.

Regards,
Soumen
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by:Soumen-Roy
ID: 38772066
@sedgwick,

Thank you, it worked, I got those two exes. But I surprised there are two exes. ghost32.exe and ghost.exe. There is no ghost64.exe available. So, no exe for 64 bit! But that link you provided

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/does-ghost-15-include-ghost32exe-and-ghost64exe

clearly says that 64 bit is available. Probably I am using 32 bit XP SP3, thats why 64bit exe not available. I am not sure.

Your code

Process.Start("c:\progra~1\symantec\Norton~1\ghostexp.exe", "-clone,mode=dump,src=1,dst=d:\backups\maindrv.gho")

indicating that you are suggesting to use ghostexp.exe instead of ghost32.exe. May I ask you why?

I want to do 3 thing,

1. back up system / windows file
2. back up data / folders from HDD
3. restore those from particular location

Can you please help me with these three parameters with Process.Start?

Regards,
Soumen
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by:Soumen-Roy
ID: 38792042
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Soumen-Roy's comment #a38771805

for the following reason:

Excellent solution, as expected
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by:Soumen-Roy
ID: 38792043
I wanted to close it as I got an excellent solution from Sedgwick, but probably done some mistake at last time by my end. Sorry for that. Sedgwick solve my problem by providing me a nice solution.

Thanx
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