How do I backup a ghost file to a zip drive?

Question

Can you zip a "GHOST' file so you can save it to fewer DVDs or CDs?

Answer

This question was answered on November 17, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Yes, you can save a ghost file to a zip drive However you can not save directly to your zip drive The first thing you need to do is save the ghost image file to another location such as a partition on your hard drive, then use the windows software to save the files to the USB Drive.

Symantec Ghost 8.x and Norton Ghost 2003 support USB1.1 and USB 2 connections for cloning operations that work with an external storage device

For this type of cloning operation, use a Ghost Virtual Partition or the Standard Ghost Boot Disk The option “USB Devices” is available only in the Symantec Ghost 8.x and Norton Ghost 2003 versions of the Ghost Boot Wizard.

Here are the steps for saving the image file directly to a Zip or Jaz drive.

1.Run ghost.exe This assigns the next available drive letter to the Zip or Jaz drive, enabling DOS and Ghost to see the drive.

2.Run Ghost.Exe of Ghostpe.exe.

3.Choose Local.

4.Choose either Disk or Partition.

5.Select To Image Do not choose To Disk or To Partition.

6.Select the Zip or Jaz Drive at the “Select local source drive by clicking on the drive number” window.

7.Continue with the remainder of the Ghost prompts.

Ghost.exe is a part of the Iomega Tools If you do not already have

Ghost exe available on your hard drive, or on an Iomega floppy disk or CD, visit the Symantec Website for more information, and look at the following topics: Where Can I get Ghost for Zip and Jaz Drive? If you need updates, look up this topic, Visit Updates Norton Ghost 2003.These problems are not present in Symantec Ghost 8.x

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Posted by Kenward of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on November 17, 2005