I did a complete system restore and installed and customized all the important apps I use, then made a Ghost image to DVDs. When I needed to restore the image, I booted to the Norton floppy boot disks I made, then ran Ghost/DOS to restore everything. The results were great -- saved me a lot of time. However, it was a little tedious having to keep removing DVDs and putting in the next one. My original plan of putting the Ghost image on my external hard drive didn't work out. I couldn't get Ghost/DOS to see that drive.
I'm considering a couple possibilities:
1. Using Partition Magic create a logical drive just for holding my Ghost images and then restore from there.
2. Puchase and install a second physical drive for holding the Ghost images.
3. Troubleshoot the problem with Ghost seeing the external hard drive.
With these options, can I just copy over the Ghost image I have on the 8 DVDs and then restore just like before except not having to swap out DVDs? Or would I need to create another Ghost image?
Also, someone told me with a second hard drive it should be the same size as my current hard drive, 250 gig, if I want to keep the Ghost image on it. However, the Ghost image that I have now and works only takes up 8 DVDs, which is less than 40 gig. Is he right or wrong.
Which of these three options is the best solution from the standpoint of ease of use. Number 2 is the only one that will cost me any money, but I don't care about that. I can afford it and am only concerned about choosing the best option, the one in which it is easiest for me to just set Norton/DOS to re-imaging my hard drive and then leave it alone until it's done.
Thanks in advance for any help offered.
Edited by Tom_ZC, 26 April 2005 - 12:16 PM.