Ghost Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bob S, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    I periodically make Ghost backups of all my hard drives. Here's a problem maybe someone knows the answer to.

    When I do the backup of my XP Pro NTFS drive, Ghost reads the size wrong. When it is 100% done it needs to continue to run for another 40%. It registers this overage and the time remaining goes into negative numbers. When it is done, it is fine. Note that my W2000 Pro drive does not do this.

    Norton does not know the answer, of course. This is Norton 2002 Ghost, which is compatible with XP.

    Any know how to correct or even the reason for this strangeness?
     
  2. InfiniteZ

    InfiniteZ Guest

    Does it make a good backup of the NTFS drive?
     
  3. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    Thought I said that... the backup is fine!
     
  4. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    I know, but I still want to know why it will not recognize size. Like I said, it is not due to the NTFS format, but to due to something about XP. Windows 2000 does not have this glitch.

    Wondering Why!
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Bob


    does Ghost make an Image of your whole hard drive or just the data section. I am wondering as I want to make an image of my C drive which is 20GB. I only want to make an image of the data and not the whole drive. The reason I dont want to make a whole drive image is that I want to put it on a CD or CDs but Ghost tells me that it will need 21 discs to make an image of my drive and I dont want to use that many.
     
  6. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    It is the whole drive. By my calculation, you are using 14 gig. You can make a whole drive image using compression. This ought to reduce the discs needed considerably. Also, if you do this, do not forget to invoke auto-spanning and auto-naming.

    Also, on CD's I have been told that it is dificult to restore just certain files. You would need to restore the whole thing. I have ghosted to CD's before, with success, but to invest a little money in a cheap backup drive is much faster and would pay for itself in just a few images.
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I have a 20 Gig drive. With only 6 Gig on it. I want an imaging Program that will only image the Data.

    Anyone know if an ASR on a CD with a floppy boot image would work to do this.
     
  8. Ewen

    Ewen Guest

    Not so Bob S. Ghost provide a "Ghost Explorer" in which you can view the entire image. You can drag and drop individual files or you can "right click" them and extract to any folder or original location. I also have a 20g disk and because it is quite new still I have only used four point something gig and by using "High Compression" I can Ghost to 3 disks. I Ghost to CD-RWs (always fully erased, never fast erase) and I have never had a failure yet.
    Also Ghost does not include "unused" space in the image.
     
  9. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    Ewen...this I know! I was saying that the original copy is of the whole disc (used portion). If you have been able to drag and drop from a CD, great. I am only going by what I have read.

    regardless, this thread has not given an insite into my original problem, see above.

    Thanks,

    Bob S
     
  10. XPfan

    XPfan Guest

    Which version of Ghost are you using?
     
  11. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Ewen, are you sure it only does the used space. If so then why did it say it would need 21 discs.
     
  12. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    I use Ghost 2002 to image my drives regularly and it always says it's going to take a lot more CD's than it winds up using, even without compression. It only images the data as I have imaged a 9 GB partition with 3 GB of data and restored it to a 4 GB partition with no problems.
     
  13. Ewen

    Ewen Guest

    gtgarside... I am quite sure... my disk is 20gig... I have only used 4.3gig and when i start the process the programme always says "Approximately 6 Disks will be required" and it always uses less. If I remember correctly the "From and To" statement before you start the write shows the disk size as something like 19042. I notice that Waldo has the same result as me.
     
  14. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    OK, got it from two peeps so I will give it a go, I think I will get some CD-RWs before hand though.
     
  15. Daedalus

    Daedalus Guest

    Where does it say how many discs you will need?

    it doesnt on mine, it just warns me that NTFS partitions will mean there will be excessive disc-swapping when using ghost explorer (which i dont use anyway).
     
  16. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    it told me right after I chose the compression type. I never got anything about Ghost Explorer, I have Ghost 2002.
     
  17. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Ghost Explorer is part of Ghost2002.

    When you run Ghost2002 its in dos, (from bootdisks).. Gost Explorer runs in windows, and does like others have said (allows you to see your backup and select files from it if you wish)
     
  18. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I know about Ghost Explorer, I was saying that I didnt get the message Daedalus talked about.

    Q: Is Ghost Explorer Exclusive to Ghost 2002 or has it been in previous versions as well.
     
  19. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    Ghost Explorer is in other versions. I remember it is 2001 and I think 2000. The key is that only the version in 2002 and higher are compatible with XP.