Switches: DOS Ghost Multicast Server and DOS GhostCast Server

Article:TECH106929  |  Created: 1999-01-01  |  Updated: 2005-01-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH106929
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Technical Solution

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Issue



You want to use the DOS version of Ghost Multicast Server or GhostCast Server and want to know what switches are available for the command line.


Solution



Ghost has several features that perform multicasting:
  • Ghost Console - This is a Windows application that is available in all currently-supported corporate Ghost versions.
  • Ghost Multicast Server - This is a Windows application that is available only in Symantec Ghost 7.0 and earlier.
  • GhostCast Server - This is a Windows application that is available only in Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.0 and Symantec Ghost 8.0/7.5.
  • DOS Ghost Multicast Server - This is a DOS application that is available only in Symantec Ghost 7.0 and earlier.
  • DOS GhostCast Server - This is a DOS application that is available only in Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.0 and Symantec Ghost 8.0/7.5.

This document lists the switches that are available for each of these features except Ghost Console.


GhostCast Server and DOS GhostCast Server command line switches
The following information applies to DOS GhostCast Server and the Windows version of GhostCast Server unless otherwise indicated. These switches apply to Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 1.0 and Symantec Ghost 8.0/7.5.

Switch
Description
-Ncount Starts the GhostCast transmission after "count" clients have joined the session.
-Ttime Starts sending to session automatically after a specified time (24 hour hh:mm format).
-Ominutes Starts transmission "minutes" after last client connection.
-Llevel Creates a log file specifying log level (E, S, W, I, or A).
-Ffilename Specifies log file name for the -L option (by default, Ghostlog.txt).
-C Closes ghostsrv application after GhostCast session completion. Applies only to the Windows version of GhostCast Server.
-D Uses dump from client mode (load to client is the default).
-R Restarts the GhostCast session on completion. Waits for client connections again after GhostCasting is complete.
-P Specifies partition mode operation. If loading to clients, the partition number must be given. If dumping from client, no partition number is required.
-Ma Sets the multicast address to a. Addresses between 224.77.2.0 - 224.77.255.255 are valid.
-DISKnumber Specifies the client disk number to which to load or create the image file.
-PARTnumber Specifies the client partition number to which to load or create the image file.
-Gswitch Specifies switches to include in the command line and those used by the Ghost application.
-HLxxx Sets the maximum amount of bandwidth consumed while loading an image, where xxx is the number of megabytes per minute. Applies only to the Windows version of GhostCast Server.
-HDxxx Sets the maximum amount of bandwidth consumed while dumping an image, where xxx is the number of megabytes per minute. Applies only to the Windows version of GhostCast Server.
-TTLxxx Sets the multicasting time to live. Applies only to the Windows version of GhostCast Server.
-Sxxx DOS GhostCast Server version of -TTL.
-Ux Force data transfer mode, where x is U, D, or M.


Multicast Server command line switches
The following information applies only to the Windows version of Ghost Multicast Server in Norton Ghost 4.x through Symantec Ghost 7.0.

Option
Description
Ghost 4.x and 5.x
Ghost 6.x
-JL:{E|S|W|I|A}=path and filenameLog multicast session diagnostic messages to file.
Yes
unknown
-JS=nSets the maximum multicast Time to Live (TTL) value.

The maximum value and the default value is 10.

Because the TTL value is included within the packet that the client sends, the server knows how many routers away the client is.

The -JS switch can be used at the Ghost Server or the Ghost Client. The command Ghostsrv.exe -JS=10 used at the Ghost Server computer will start the Ghost Multicast Server with a TTL value of 10.
Yes
unknown

Note: The maximum value for the -JS switch is 10. It's default value is also 10.


DOS Multicast Server command line switches
The following information applies only to DOS Ghost Multicast Server in Norton Ghost 4.x through Symantec Ghost 7.0.

Usage: DOSGHSRV [options]

Example: DOSGHSRV e:\test.gho test -d

Typing DOSGHSRV or DOSGHSRV /? at a DOS prompt will display the following list of switches.
OptionDescriptionUsage
Example
Ghost 4.x and 5.xGhost 6.x
-DDump image to serverYesYes
-PPartition load or dumpYesYes
-NcountStart transmission when {count} clients are connected.
That is, this switch starts the multicast transmission after the specified number of clients have joined the session.
-n10
YesYes*
-TtimeStart transmission at {time}YesYes
-OminutesStart transmission at {minutes} after last connectionYesYes
-BsizeSet multicast data buffer to {size} MBYesYes
-LlevelProduce multicast log where level is A,I,W,S or EYesYes
-MaddressUse multicast group {address}unknownYes

Note: The user manual for Norton Ghost 6.0 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition displays incorrect usage examples for the -Ncount switch. The correct usage consists of -n followed by the number of client computers that are required for Ghost Multicast Server to start transmitting the image data.






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