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LifeTheLiving
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-27-2009

Ghost 11.5, Automatic restore of *.gho file at a specific time

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.

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Ghost 11.5, Automatic restore of *.gho file at a specific time

LifeTheLiving,

 

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.

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LifeTheLiving
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-27-2009

Re: Ghost 11.5, Automatic restore of *.gho file at a specific time

Hi Brian,

 

OK ... which tool do you think is the easiest?

 

regards Leif.

 

(Dansk??)

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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Ghost 11.5, Automatic restore of *.gho file at a specific time

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Leif,

 

This is what I use.

 

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/howto-ifd-bootfile.htm

 

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.

Message Edited by Brian_K on 07-27-2009 10:13 PM