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obron
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Registered: ‎07-17-2009
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Ghost 14 from a bootable USB Drive

Hi, I recently purchased Ghost 14 in hopes of replicating a workflow I have with version 8.3.  I'm hoping for better performance mostly.  But I can't seem to figure out if this is supported in version 14, doesn't appear to be but I thought I'd check with the experts.  I currently have a USB drive that I can boot to a Windows 98 command line.  Then, there's a copy of Ghost.exe (version 8.3) on that stick that I can run and create an image of my "golden" computer and then take that stick to another set of computers and perform a mass-restore of that image using that same Ghost.exe tool and my newly created image file.

 

Is this workflow supported?  I first don't see a simple way to create a Vista boot disk.  But even if I cross that hurdle will I be able to copy any of the Ghost tools to the drive to perform the workflow above?  If instructions are around that would be great, but mostly I want to know if this is possible so I don't waste a lot of time on this if it's not.  Thank you.

 

Ron Ward

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yogesh_mohan
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008

Re: Ghost 14 from a bootable USB Drive

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obron
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Registered: ‎07-17-2009

Re: Ghost 14 from a bootable USB Drive

Thank you for the link.  It's not exactly what I wanted to do because I didn't want to install Ghost on the box I'm backing up.  But I can experiment with this suggestion and see how it works for me.  Thank you for the time.  -Ron
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byte8086
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-19-2009

Re: Ghost 14 from a bootable USB Drive

okay.. I had to register just to post this link for you. I can verify it does work, and it does so exactly how you want it. I had the same question a few months back and this allowed me to restore an image without having to reinstall Ghost or the OS all from a USB key.

 

GL

 

 

 

Boot Ghost 14 from a USB key 

 

 

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obron
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Registered: ‎07-17-2009

Re: Ghost 14 from a bootable USB Drive

Sorry for the late response, was on vacation last week.  This solution does indeed work.  Thank you all very much.