I'd like to create a ghost image with multiple partitions. Here's what I'd like to do:
All machines have a minimum 20 GB drive (some machines have more)
All machines, when imaged, should end up with a C: drive that is 15 GB
The D: drive should take up the remaining space, so on a 20 GB machine this would mean
C: = 15 GB
D: = 5 GB
30 GB Drive
C: = 15 GB
D: = 15 GB
And so on
I'm just using 8.0 with the Ghostcast server and a bootable network CD.
Thanks for your help!
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I gess the best option is to build manually two workstations with the scenarios you shown, and create an image. So you end up with 2 images, one for 20Gb disks and another one for 30Gb disks with the proper disk volumes.

Then you should consider grouping your workstations on a Dynamic Group based on Disk Size, this way you know what image to deploy on each group.

For additional help grab the ghost implementation manual at Symantec.

Check page 221 of Ghost Implementation Guide (Ghost_imp_guide.pdf)
And check page 208 for Filter Conditions, the example shows how to create a Disk Size filter (lucky! [:D] )

Of course I assume that you have only 2 types of HDD sizes, its not reasonable to use this method if you have more HDD sizes.

So you shloud consider using the Ghost Console, when a machine boots up with the CD the Ghost Client awakes on the console and deploys the task (image).

I don't think you can create and adaptative partition...

hope it helps.

Answered 09/15/2004 by: ricardodias
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This is achievable using just a single image using GhostCast server. The image should contain two partitions, but the size of these does not matter, as this may set when restoring. The only requirement is that the size of data in the stored partitions does not exceed the destination size.

On the GhostCast server, you would set the ghost command line parameters as follows:

"dst" is the destination disk (i.e. disk 1), and "sze1" is the size of the first partition (15360MB=15GB). The second partition will fill the remaining disk space by default (i.e. 5GB, 15GB or whatever).
Answered 09/15/2004 by: JoeW
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Use the following command
GHOST.EXE -CLONE,MODE=load,src=@"session name",dst=1,sze1=f,sze2=f,sze3=v -SURE

This command will load Ghost, join "session name", specify disk 1 first partition is fixed, 2 partition is fixed, & 3 partition will take the rest of the drive space.
Answered 09/24/2004 by: roysmith123
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