Can Norton GHOST image NTFS compressed drives?

By Pengu
Mar 6, 2006
  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm having a problem where i cannot GHOST drive-to-drive with a NTFS drive that has compressed files and folder enabled. GHOST reaches up to 99% before it craps out and i receive a error message of "Abort 25024: Compressed attribute writing is not handled"

    I am running GHOST Enterprise 8.x and was wondering if there are any switches that I may need to turn on? or is it even possible to GHOST a compressed drive?

  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    never tried it, but I imagine it should, unless there is too much compression and data.
  3. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    My guess is that it shouldn't matter. I mean, a ghost is a bit by bit copy, so compressed, encrypted, copywrited, forged, fused, glued, or stapled; it should still copy the bits and bytes regardless.

    Just a guess.
  4. wlknaack

    wlknaack TS Rookie Posts: 143

  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Ghost is not a bit by bit copy by default, you have to specfically request for this.
  6. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    Well there you go, perhaps it IS getting hung up then. Try the bit by bit copy.
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