[Samba] Using a Norton Ghost with Samba and dos client bootdisk

Brad Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Mon May 6 07:36:14 GMT 2002

Adam Manock wrote:

> Test setup:
>     Bart's (truly awesome) network boot disk
>     http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/network/
>     Norton Ghost 5.1d
>     Samba 2.2.3a
> Ghost was tested dumping a local disk to an image on a mapped network 
> drive.
> Initial testing gave a horrible ghost image dump speed of 2MB / min
> Adding a parameter -SLOWFILE when starting ghost lifted this to > 
> 100MB / min
> I am guessing that without this switch Samba thinks it is being 
> flooded and
> throttles back accordingly???  Or maybe the dos tcp-ip stack gets 
> overloaded??
> Has anyone been doing similar imaging to Samba mapped network drives with
> newer ghost versions or other imaging tools? What kind of performance 
> have you
> been getting? Any problems? (I'd like to upgrade some day)
> Adam
the new ghost tools run on an NT machine and do "pulling" from the client
it works fine but you have to buy licenses for each machine and maintain 
an NT machine to act as the ghost server.


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