How to create a PlateSpin Flexible Image from Ghost Image extraction (Raw Volume data)

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  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Platespin PortabilitySuite, Migrate

Situation

The following article will outline the required procedures for creating a PlateSpin Flexible Image from a Raw Volume data which was created from Ghost Image Extraction.

Note: Source workload must be discovered prior to importing data from a 3rd party image into Platespin image. This is not supported for Domain Controllers.

Resolution

  1. Extract the Ghost image to a folder on the PowerConvert server (Note - this article will use F:\image\ as an example for a Ghost output folder).
  2. Ensure that the F:\image folder contains the proper system files and folder (.e.g. winnt or windows folder, boot.ini, etc.).
  3. Upon completion of the above steps use the restore directory (F:\image\) as a Mapping path for the source's C drive during the PlateSpin Flexible Image creation (Image Job Configuration Windows | Volumes).
  4. If there are multiple Ghost images for multiple drives (.e.g. E, D, F, etc.) please repeat step 1 and select a different folder for each drive image extraction (for example, F:\image_D_drive\) and map the appropriate folder to the correct drive of the source (Image Job Configuration Windows | Volumes).

For complete instructions on how to create PlateSpin Flexible Images using Raw Volume Data please refer to the PlateSpin Platespin User Guide.

For more information on Symantec Ghost Images and extraction please refer to your Symantec Ghost documentation.

If you have questions about this article please contact PlateSpin Support at support.powerconvert@platespin.com

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