Symantec Ghost 8. This document describes the features and system requirements for Symantec Ghost 8. It makes PC management and deployment issues easier and more cost effective. Symantec Ghost can make complete backups of hard disks and partitions.
When will Ghost fully support Windows 8.X? Imaging an EFI/UEFI System with Windows 8 and Symantec Ghost from. Note: In Symantec Ghost 8.0 and higher the following changes were made: Restore = Load, Create = Dump. Note: The load switch is replaced by the restore switch in Symantec Ghost 8.x and higher. The load switch is still fully functional and is or tape.
It copies system files, making it a useful tool for disaster recovery operations. The following sections describe. Existing features. System requirements Existing features of Symantec Ghost. Feature. Description. Backup and restore computers. Use Symantec Ghost to backup and restore computers.
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Computers can be backed up to a network, or to a wide range of hard drives and removable media, including CD/DVD drives, Fire. Wire and USB hard drives, ZIP, and JAZ drives.
Clone computers Directly clone disk- to- disk or partition- to- partition to create an exact copy on a fresh disk or partition. Manage computers Remotely manage all client computers from a central Console and execute tasks on client computers from the Console or from the client. Transfer user data With Move the User functionality, you can capture files and settings from a computer and transfer them onto another disk or back onto an upgraded disk. Ghostcasting Transfer files efficiently and with a minimum impact on network traffic. Auto. Install Create executables that will install software packages or transfer files to Console client computers.
File system support Back up, restore, or clone FAT, FAT3. NTFS (DOS, Windows 2. XP/NT/9x), and Linux Ext. Image file editing Ghost Explorer lets you edit FAT, FAT3.
Linux image files. Restore individual files. Ghost Explorer lets you restore individual files from an image file. Disk and partition management. Run GDisk from DOS or in a command shell from within Windows to manage partitions and disks. Tutorials A set of tutorials is included in Symantec Ghost to provide a demonstration of the most commonly used functions.
New features of Symantec Ghost 8. Feature. Description. Hardware and software inventory. Manage hardware and software inventory from the centralized Console. Reduce networktraffic by sending an individual file to multiple recipients simultaneously. Flexible file transfer lets you specify where a file transfer goes. NTFS support Write to and read from NTFS partitions.
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You can store an image file on an NTFS drive and restore from an image file located on an NTFS drive. Windows version of Ghost. Run Ghost. 32. exe on Windows 9x/NT/2.
XP. Support for Fire. Wire (IEEE3. 94), USB 1. USB 2. 0. Back up, restore, and clone directly to and from supported Fire. Wire, USB 1. 1, and 2.
CD- R/RW and DVD drives. DVD support Back up to and restore from supported DVD+ R/RW and DVD- R/RW drives. Full NTFS read/write support.
Read from and write to NTFS disks and partitions. Expanded CD- R/RW support. Increased support for most new CD- R/RW drives.
Large drive support Support for backing up, restoring, and cloning IDE drives larger than 1. GB. Linux support Full LILO and GRUB support for EXT2/3 Linux files systems. GDisk compliance with Do. D requirements. GDisk now complies with the U. S. Department of Defense requirements for securely wiping disks. Omni. FS A general purpose utility for manipulating files and directories in a locally attached NTFS or FAT file system (including FAT hidden partitions), from DOS or Windows.
System requirements for Symantec Ghost 8. The minimum hardware and software requirements to run Symantec Ghost vary according to the installed components. Before you begin: Symantec does not recommend or provide support for the following. Installing the Symantec Ghost Console and Symantec Ghost Client on the same computer. We recommend that you install the latest service packs available from Microsoft. Ghost. exe. You can run Ghost. IBM PC computer or 1.
Microsoft- compatible mouse recommended. Supported backup media.
In addition to saving a backup to a secondary partition or an internal hard disk, Symantec Ghost can also save a backup to the following external media devices. DVD+RW/- RW/+R/- R drives. USB 1. 1/2. 0 hard drive and CD/DVD recordable devices. Fire. Wire (IEEE) 1. CD/DVD recordable devices. ATAPI tape (QIC1. SCSI tape drives.
A second computer using a peer- to- peer connection. Mapped network drives.
JAZ drives. CD and DVD writing. To write an image to a CD/DVD you must have a CD or DVD writer supported by Symantec Ghost. To determine whether your device is supported by Symantec Ghost, read the document Symantec Ghost 8. CD- R, CD- RW, and DVD drives. However, you cannot use Symantec Ghost to roll out an image of a server to multiple computers or to backup or clone Windows NT 4. Terminal Servers.
For more information, read the document Cloning a Windows NT or Windows 2. Server. Support for RAID disks. RAID drives are not supported, regardless of whether the drive uses software level RAID or hardware RAID. However, it may be possible to back up a RAID drive successfully, but it is dependent on the specific computer model, driver controller, hard drive, and RAID implementation. For more information on RAID and Ghost, read the document Ghost compatibility with RAID. References. For more information about Symantec Ghost 8. Symantec Ghost 8.