Using Ghost to restore split images
|Article:TECH106815|||||Created: 1999-01-22|||||Updated: 2003-01-25|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH106815|
You have an image that is split into multiple files. You want to know whether you can use Ghost Multicast Server, GhostCast Server, or Ghost Console to restore these files.
You can use Ghost to restore an image that is saved in multiple files provided that the files meet the following two criteria:
Autonaming is used
You used the -AUTONAME or -AUTO switch when you created the image files.
NOTE: When writing directly to removable media, do not use the -AUTONAME or -AUTO switch. This might cause Ghost to write all files to the same disk. If you save the image file directly to a CD-ROM disk instead of saving it elsewhere first, Ghost automatically spans the image across multiple disks and names the files appropriately, without the use of switches such as -SPLIT, -SPAN, -AUTONAME, and -AUTO. See the document How to split an image file.
If using Ghost 5.0 and 6.0x, use one folder
Ghost 5.0 and 6.0x require that the separate files reside in the same directory. For this reason, you cannot use Ghost 5.0 and 6.0x Multicast Server to restore split files that reside on separate CD-ROMs. You must copy all of the pieces of the image file to a directory that is on a network drive.
Error: "The network connection is not available - enter CD1" when open a file in Ghost Explorer
How to use Ghost Explorer to open an image file that is stored on multiple CDs
Ghost image files appear as multiple smaller files on CD-ROM
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