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Ghost splitting file and auto naming

Created: 22 Apr 2013 • Updated: 22 Apr 2013 | 5 comments

Hi,

 

Having a brain fart so just want to confirm one thing. If I create a image do I want to use the following command to split and auto name the files

 

Ghost.exe -SPLIT=2048 -AUTO

 

The file would be saved on a Buffalo NAS drive or perhaps even a USB thumb drive

 

Thanks Guys.

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EdT's picture

If you are saving to a mapped network drive, then the default situation is a split of 2048, as Ghost has no reliable means of checking what file system is being used on the mapped network drive and assumes the worst case. With a USB stick, which is normally formatted as FAT32, it is a good idea to specify the split value IMHO, but on the other hand, if you format your USB key as NTFS, there is nothing to stop you creating one large GHO file (assuming you are booting WinPE), but if you boot to DOS, again you will not be able to create a file greater than 2Gb due to DOS file size limits.

If you are unsure of the command line options, these two articles will help:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH130961&locale=en_US

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO48877&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&searchid=1329491570143

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Briandr88's picture

Hi,

 

Thanks for the response. I'd like to save to a mapped network drive, but having issues doing so. Getting System Error 53's when using the following command to map to a Buffalo NAS I have:

net use k: \\myserver\my_files\images /user:admin my password

Any ideas? I am trying to download an eval copy of Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5.1, but the connection where I am at is really slow......

Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EdT's picture

Does your command: net use k: \\myserver\my_files\images /user:admin my password actually work ?

System Error 53 is discussed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/137565?wa=wsignin1.0  and suggests you may have a problem with the network connection. You have not indicated if your boot environment is DOS or WinPE, and frankly without some more information, it is difficult to guide you further. 

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Briandr88's picture

WinPE. It works inside of W7, but it does not work when booting with a USB WinPE drive. My colleague has a Super Boot CD which allows us to map to the Buffalo NAS. I'd still like to know why the bootable USB thumb drive created with the Ghost Boot Wizard is erroring out with a System Error 53.

EdT's picture

This may be down to the network protocols that the Buffalo NAS supports. Simple WinPE clients may be assuming that Netbios is supported. Is it?  

I don't have any experience of the Buffalo NAS boxes, as I use Synology. The Synology box actually runs a version of Linux as its operating system and the file system on the internal drives is Ext-3. Therefore I cannot assume that I am going to get full windows support for all possible protocols.

That is where I would suggest you look further - the issue of protocols offered by your NAS box.

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