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TonNortNuby
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎12-21-2011
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Does Ghost create partitions and/or do partition management?

I bought a new HDD to clone to, then bought ghost.  Now reading up on partitioning the new HDD in preparation to clone all partitions in the source HDD.

 

Then it dawned on me that a cadillac app like Ghost might have partition management.  Unfortunately, I have found no indications on the web of this capability.  The Index for the Ghost Help doesn't even have a Partition entry.  The thread http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-me/norton-ghost-and-partitioning/27538.html says Ghost doesn't do partition management, but it is a decade old.

 

Does Ghost now do partition management?  I believe the answer is now, based on the lack of any evidence, but it doesn't hurt to make sure.

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redk9258
Posts: 2,491
Registered: ‎02-22-2010

Re: Does Ghost create partitions and/or do partition management?

Ghost will create partitions when you do a disk copy (or more accurately, partition copy) or restore an image. When you copy to unallocated space you are given an opportunity to resize the partition to fill unallocated space. When you restore an image to unallocated space, you can resize the partition.

 

The Windows command line tool Diskpart is also available in the Recovery Environment if you want to partition the drive before you do a recovery.

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TonNortNuby
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎12-21-2011

Re: Does Ghost create partitions and/or do partition management?

Thanks, redk9258.  I will read up on the details.