Re: Ghost image fails to restore properly?
- From: Nick <tanstaafl@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 01:43:36 GMT
On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 00:49:27 GMT, in alt.sys.pc-clone.dell, louise
>YES - thank you. It makes sense that the file system information
>was damaged by the brownout. The reason I say this so emphatically
>is because Seatools said the NTFS file system was "critically" off,
>or something like that. It said the disk itself was fine.
>I didn't know that Ghost doesn't backup basic NTFS file system
>information, but I'm sure that's what happened now that you spell
>it out that way.
I honestly don't know; I'm not familiar with Ghost and was just speculating.
You mentioned in another post that you also tried a different hard drive
with no success, so maybe it was some other problem not directly related to
>Do you think that reformatting the drive and then restoring the
>image would have worked? It's too late now but I don't ever want
>to go through this again so I'm trying to find out as much as I
Frankly, my best suggestion would be to check the Ghost documentation and
the support information their web site to see what they recommend for doing
a total restore in a situation like this.
>You are also correct about the UPS. Is there a brand and/or kind
>that you find particularly reliable?
For what it's worth, my little sales pitch was literally a true story: I
still remember how ticked off I was at the amount of time it took me to redo
things all because of a few seconds of power loss. :)
I don't have a lot of experience with different brands: the last two I
bought were APC Back-UPS models, because that's what Dell offered with the
computer I bought.
The one I bought with my Dimension 8100 has worked fine for a little over
four years, including a number of power outages. Right now, it's
semi-retired supporting two external hard drives I use for backups. A new
battery for it is on my shopping list when I get around to it...
I bought a new APC UPS with the Dimension XPS 5 from Dell (a few weeks ago),
because the new computer draws more power and I wanted more capacity than
the old UPS had.
I would think you'd be OK with a UPS from any major manufacturer.
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