07-27-2009 02:36 AM
Hello Out There,
I am the administrator of a few computers at work. Work have purchased Ghost 11.5 awhile ago and this is what I get....
I need to reboot the computers at night and automatically restore the C: partition from a GHOST.GHO located in the root directory of D:
Is this possible?
Where do I seek the information on how to do it?
Thanks for any help - regards Leif.
07-27-2009 04:13 AM
I've done this on a test basis with Ghost 2003. It should be much the same with Ghost 11.5.
Create an 8 MB bootable FAT partition. Copy ghost.exe into the partition. Edit autoexec.bat so your ghost restore command line is appropriate. Then have a pqboot.exe line to get you back into your Windows OS.
The restore process is started by a scheduled task referencing pqboot32.exe to boot the DOS partition.
I don't use DOS Ghost anymore. I find automatic restores are easier with other software but I understand you have to use Ghost.
07-27-2009 05:09 AM - edited 07-27-2009 05:13 AM
This is what I use.
That page may look complex initially but it only takes a few minutes to set up an automatic restore once you are familiar with the software.
Edit... Let's say you want to restore at 3 am. At that time your computer will restart, run the restore and then restart into Windows. When you arrive in the morning you are looking at the desktop of your restored Windows.