Using this switch leaves the corrupted files in an unknown state. I have a computer that I have created two partitions on; the first partition contains the operating system and applications, the second partition contains a ghost image of the first partition for restore purposes - this partition is hidden using gdisk. This is a long file name. This was default Symantec Ghost behavior before Symantec Ghost 7. The default size of the buffer is automatically calculated by Symantec Ghost. I'm afraid not for the backup solutions that operate on sector level Drive Image technology lack this feature. By default, Ghost prompts the user to restart or exit when the operation has finished.
Then again, another, better and faster way to do it is to actually create a full disk image containing the complete stucture you want say, compressed with the -z9 switch , and then just restore it. This switch can be used with or without the -clone switch. For example, use 1 for drive one. When the source image contains only one partition, use the numeral 1. The path remains the same. }, Now, we have a new block to experiment with. This switch allows automation of Ghost.
Ghost manuals that refer to this switch are in error. In general, the error and statistic levels do not affect session performance. If additional space remains, other partition sizes will be increased. I had cloned the entire machine with both partitions and placed the ghost image on the second partion. Neither does ghost unless you specify that. You can set the buffer size value from 1 to 32. You can use this switch to help you extract files from a corrupted image file.
In this guide, we will dive a little deeper into the configuration and discuss how to manage some aspects of the application from the command line. First, we can choose a provider. Symantec Ghost returns 0 on success and 1 or higher on failure or error. Used to increase the number of hops required to contact the Ghost Multicast Server. This particular example directs Ghost. You cannot have your source ghost file on the same partition your trying to restore to. You may encounter problems if you do this.
Before upgrading, back up the database to your home computer as we discussed above. Makes one pass of the disk. This is lowest compression level, and the fastest transfer rate apart from no compression. I picked up a copy of Ghost 9 at Fry's Electronics free, less sales tax, after rebate , and discovered this the hard way. This is useful when automating Symantec Ghost in a batch command file.
The following batch file is incomplete and is intended only as an example of typical commands that a batch file for Ghost might use. However, without this configured, you will see an annoying banner: We need to configure email to get this to go away. When you are done, save and close the file. This means that we can start, stop and restart it easily using Ubuntu's service command. To display the information about the partitions on a disk, you must specify the disk number.
You are restricted to the preceding version when using a maintenance script, version 2003, which still has a command line option. How can I see what other options it accepts, appart from screen? The log level x can be E errors , S statistics , W warnings , I information , or A all in increasing order of logging detail. Example 3 Copy the second partition on drive one to the first partition on drive two on the same computer without the final prompt: ghost. Your help is greatly appreciated. Ghost stores most of its data in a database called ghost.
Lots of details to keep track of! File names must be given in short file name format and all path names are absolute. This option may slow Symantec Ghost operation substantially. I have use the -pfile switch with no luck probably user error. Normally, Ghost prompts the user to restart or exit. Note that, in this example, the commands do not specify the fixed disk to operate on.
This is the security standard for the U. I type in a search engine, I get a myriad of personal webpages, no documentation hits. If you use this switch to create an image of a dynamic disk, then the image must be restored to a disk with identical geometry. Review the list of files to see which executable is present on the boot disk. We will do this by adjusting the value in the init script that starts Ghost. Other -locktype values work as intended. The first partition uses the remaining disk space.
For example, use 1:3 to specify the third partition on the first drive on the slave computer. All other levels may reduce performance and should be used for diagnostic purposes only. Any insight into this problem would be appreciated. Use this switch when applications, such as some boot-time utilities, use the boot track to store information. Environments are configured in the config. For example: 1:2 refers to the second partition on the first drive. Thanks, Gerhard Archived from groups: comp.