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GHOST Disk to Disk image

Created: 26 Jun 2012 | 9 comments

Hello Everyone,

 

I just installed GSS trial version to test it out but have been having a problem with it.  I currently have a Windows 7 ultimate 32bit system sitting on sysprep ready to be copied over to another disk but have ran into a wall.  The problem that I’m facing is that when I try to run the “Disk To Disk” option the “To Disk” is greyed out.  Is this because it’s a trial version and I need to purchase the whole suite?

 

Any help would be appreciated,

 

Thanks,

 

 

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EdT's picture

The trial version is indeed deliberately limited in what it can do. You would need to buy a full license to make use of all the features.

A word of warning. Ghost has not had a significant upgrade in some years as the development team were all laid off. There are statements that a new version is in the works, but again, there is no timescale or evidence of any actual product plan.

Products from Paragon and Acronis appear to be current and maintained, and perhaps worthy of further investigation pending the appearance of a definite strategy for the future of Ghost.

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Nitin's picture

There should not be any issue to take disk to disk image via trial version. Eventually it is full version but for limited time period and limited clients. One of the reason I can predict is disk are not similar i.e. destination disk capacity is lesser than source disk.

Regards,
Nitin

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Enkeirs6's picture

The source disk is bigger than the destination disk, i try using a same capacity disk to see the out come.

 

thanks,

Nitin's picture

My apology.. Disk to Disk is not possible in trial version but you can have work around - disk to image and restore disk from image.

Regards,
Nitin

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Enkeirs6's picture

I have tried to disk to image option, but when i went to try out the destination drive the machine just keeps rebooting even after I have already check the drive boot from RAID ATA to RAID ACHI.  nothing helpded.

Enkeirs6's picture

So I tried to "Disk to Image" option again with a same size hard drive and got the attached error message after I tried to boot the destination drive.

Source drive is currently sitting on sysprep. 

 

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EdT's picture

Were both of the Windows 7 partitions faithfully copied?

If you run a repair from a windows 7 install DVD, does it then boot?

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Enkeirs6's picture

Ghost Trialware is worthless, so when trying to restore "From Image" i get the following message:

"Ghost Trailware is only able to be used via the Ghost Console, or to deploy Ghost Boot Partitions"

So basicaly it doesnt let you test "Disk to Disk" or restore "From Image" options.  Talk about being very limited as to what you can do with a trial version.  How can anyone realy test the product out in fully before purchasing something without testing it out first? 

EdT's picture

Limiting the capabilities is a normal process for eval software. Without this, anyone could download the eval, backup and restore an image (eg when migrating to another hard disk) and then just uninstall. Hence no revenue for the vendor.

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