Symantec™ Ghost Imaging Foundation

Article:DOC2565  |  Created: 2010-08-16  |  Updated: 2010-08-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC2565
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Table of Contents:
About Ghost.exe
Using Ghost.exe on a stand-alone computer
Starting Ghost.exe
Using Ghost.exe with a mapped network drive
Establishing a peer-to-peer connection with Ghost.exe
About splitting images in a peer-to-peer operation
Creating a backup image file
Backing up a hard disk to an image file
Backing up a partition to an image file
Restoring from an image file
Restoring a hard disk from an image file
Restoring a partition from an image file
Cloning disks and partitions
Cloning disk to disk
Cloning partition to partition
Verifying integrity
Adding switches to your Ghost.exe operation
Running Ghost32.exe in Windows
Compatibility with Ghost.exe
About Symantec Ghost image files
Image files and compression
Performance on a network
Image files and CRC32
Image files and volume spanning
Limitations on the image file size
Size-limited image files
Spanned image files
Spanning across multiple volumes and limiting span sizes
Restoring from a spanned image
Image files and tape drives
Drives with BitLocker Drive Encryption
Dynamic disks in Windows Vista/XP/2003/2000
Support for Disk Drive Overlays (DDO)
Hibernation and swap files
Backing up or migrating a server
Resolving SID and configuration issues
Using Ghost Explorer
Viewing image files and their properties
Launching a file
Extracting a file or directory from an image file
Modifying image files
Listing the contents of an image file
About image file spans
Setting the default split options
Compiling an image file
Using Ghost Explorer from the command line
Using Ghost Explorer with long file names
Running DeployAnywhere from the command line
Evaluating the target volume
Retargeting the image
Adding new drivers to the Ghost Deploy Anywhere driver database
About GDisk
Running GDisk
Overview of the main command-line switches
Online Help for command-line switches
Switches common to all GDisk commands
Creating a partition
Reinitializing the Master Boot Record
Reinitializing GPT disks
Showing information about disks
Performing multiple GDisk operations using batch mode
Deleting and wiping your disk
Wiping Host Protected Areas (HPA)/PARTIES
Confirming a disk wipe
Activating or deactivating a partition
Hiding or unhiding a partition
Modifying the Windows 2000/XP boot menu
Specifying the boot.ini path and file name
Displaying the list of current boot entries
Adding an entry to boot.ini
Removing an entry from boot.ini
Setting the default boot option and timeout
Support for large hard-disks
About OmniFS
OmniFS operating environments
Using OmniFS
Access method switches
Accessing files and folders with names that contain spaces
Listing drive identifiers
OmniFS operations
Setting the attribute for a file
Copying files and directories
Renaming files and folders
Deleting a file
Deleting a folder
Listing a folder
Listing all volumes on a computer
Listing the commands
Displaying the OmniFS version and copyright
Creating a directory
Using OmniFS to recover files
Using a script file
OmniFS scenarios
Using OmniFS from the command line
Using OmniFS with a script file
Using OmniFS with a batch file
OmniFS error handling
Correcting the date and time
About GhRegEdit
Using GhRegEdit
About GhostCasting
Splitting images in a GhostCast operation
Preparing for GhostCasting
About creating the model computer
Creating a GhostCast Server
Starting a GhostCast session
Creating an image file
Connecting a computer to a session
Restoring an image file onto client computers
Controlling the GhostCast session from the server
Setting Auto Start parameters
Setting the data transfer mode
Controlling the amount of network bandwidth used
Viewing and changing GhostCast Server session options
Running Ghost.exe on a client computer
About running GhostCast Server from the command line
Starting the GhostCast session
GhostCast Server command-line options
Command-line option examples using GhostCast Server
About IP addresses for GhostCasting
Locally specified IP addresses
Examples of Wattcp.cfg client configuration files
About using BOOTP/DHCP to assign IP addresses
BOOTP/DHCP automatically defined IP address
About GDisk disk-wipe specifications
Clearing, sanitizing, and viewing hard disks
About completeness of coverage
Determining disk size
About Symantec Ghost switches
Listing command-line switches
Command-line switches
Accessing files
Using the clone switch
Defining the type of clone command
Setting a source for the clone switch
Setting a destination for the clone switch
Setting a destination size for the clone switch
Examples of clone switch usage
Batch file example
Using the -CRC32 switch
Examples of -CRC32 usage
Files not checked with CRC
About numbering the Virtual Partition
Supported configurations
Supported Linux distributions for cloning
Supported Linux distributions for running Ghost
Symantec Ghost utility support
Symantec Ghost port configuration
Ghost.exe errors messages
Ghost.exe problems
Vista volume containing system restore points
Starting from a PXE image on a Dell Dimension 8100 computer
About using Ghost with NTFS files
Symantec GhostCast errors
Symantec Ghost and legacy network cards
Problems running Symantec Ghost
Cloning Windows 2000/XP computers
Vista partition restore
Joining client computers to Active Directory Domains
Cannot start from drive A
Windows blue screen
Missing hibernation file
About cancelling a Ghost.exe operation

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