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i am using ghost 2003 and i wanna make a imgage of my own computer through a mapped network drive and dump the image on the server,i think i am doint every thing right but when it boots up and it goes to the DOS it doesnt connect can any one plzzzzzzzzzz help me thanks

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In reply to: ghost 2003

DOS and network access is still an expert's only field. Support for such can be expensive which makes you research and learn the old rules of network access via DOS.

What can work is to create the image on another local drive and then use KNOPPIX or another ready to use bootcd to copy it up to the network drive.

From what I've read, the "bare metal" backup and restore was improved in newer versions of Ghost. But they still expect you to "know your stuff."

-> Some tell me Acronis has this area a bit more wired for those that don't want to learn old DOS tricks.


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In reply to: Unlikely.

there is any other way that i can ghost the my computer to the server .thanks

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Yes. But there is "learning" to do.

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Many pan Ghost because it may require owners to learn the old ways.


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Don't let Bob scare you too much

In reply to: Unlikely.

He may have been thinking of Ghost 2002 (and earlier). There, you did have to boot into DOS on both the machine being ghosted and the receiving machine. That supported only peer-to-peer; you had to specify the receiving drive specifically ? you could not ?map? a drive. Generally, to put a Ghost image on a server, you first had to create it on a peer machine, and then copy it to the server. Also, you had to use DOS-like command line switches to do anything more than the most simple operations.

This changed with Ghost 2003. While you still can use the DOS command line to specify details of the action if you wish, it is not always necessary. There is now a Wizard, which operates under Windows, and which allows you to set up all the parameters ? including a mapped drive -- in a simple Windows environment. True, the action still takes place in a DOS environment, but that is virtually automatic and transparent. The Wizard sets up the command line switches for you, then switches to DOS to perform the actions.

On the Ghost 2003 disk, there is a manual, an animated demo, and an interactive process. Check these out, especially the demo. You do not need to read the entire manual, but do become familiar with the basic concepts and terminology. It may not be all that difficult. Even with Ghost 2002, I have had relatively unsophisticated users quickly learn to create regular partition or disk images.

Hope this helps.


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Hope the wizard works.

In reply to: Don't let Bob scare you too much

People bring me the units that the Wizard does not work on. Most of the time it's due to unsupported network cards or "other". Then we are stuck with creating a proper boot diskette with the old drivers to connect up to the server.

It seems hard to users that have not used a command line, but it all makes sense if you dissect it enough.


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