Re: Norton Ghost - NTFS drive image from ext3 partition to new drive?
- --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "pennhavn"
> Unfortunately I also found TI 9 still has some bugs that need to beI never used this feature. I keep all my data files on the LS and back
> worked out before I will purchase it. While it seems to work fine for
> creating a backup image of a complete partition, it freezes up tight
> when I try to use it's folder / file imaging feature. Too bad, as that
> would be a great way to back up only data folders. My backup strategy
> is to back up my data files frequently, but only create a backup of
> the primary partition image every week or after major software
them up via RSYNC to an attached USB drive each night. So maybe the TI
bug you mentioned went unnoticed.
- --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "James Ronald"
> The Ghost recovery disks are DOS based at least as of Ghost 2003.
> DOS drivers that can mount an ext2 partition but I don't think thatthere is
> one for ext3. I would start by finding and testing a DOS ext2/3driver as
> that's going to be your show stopper.Appreciate your effort to be helpful. Unfortunately "at least as of
Ghost 2003" is the important qualifier. It seems that the Ghost
"engine" was replaced after 2003. This is one reason why the
documentation on Symantec's "support" site is so unhelpful, as nearly
all of it seems to refer to the earlier versions.
From an informative article:
"Norton Ghost 9 (which is actually rebranded [Power Quest] Drive
Image, a different product from the original Norton Ghost) ha[s a] so
called Symantec Recovery Disk...
Norton Ghost 9.0 also offers increased driver and interface support
for USB, USB2 and FireWire removable storage devices in comparison
with Ghost 2003. That provides the possibility of restoring the image
from USB2 or FireWire disk...
This version of Ghost also supports Linux EXT2 file system apart from
FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS..."
The bottom line is that this is a very confusing topic, and (based on
my search efforts anyway) it is very difficult to find definitive answers.