Move existing Norton Ghost backup files to another HDD

By N3051M ยท 4 replies
Feb 6, 2007
  1. Say i have HDD A, backed up to HDD B, normaly. Now, HDD B is no longer suitable for backing up A, because the size needed by A has increased alot compared to before. So i bought HDD C, which has twice as much space..

    Now here's a question for you guys.. can i just copy the *.v2i, *.sv2i and the "NG Recovery Point Storage.ini" files over to the new HDD without any problems or does it need to create a new recovery point?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,124   +982

    If you'r speaking of true backups (ie: made via the backup utility), you can
    xcopy any where you please -- the restore will ask for the file to restore and
    your on your way. A restore point will need to stay in the \windows dir however.
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,115

    yes its made by norton ghost. I just use its wizard to specify where to save and what files/partition/hdd it points to, if thats what you mean.

    I normaly have it set to the "add or replace changes" setting when i update, so i was thinking if just copying them over to the new hdd and editing the backup scheduler would continue it like normal or makes a new file itself or overwrites it... anyways, i'll find out tomorrow morning when it finishes backup..
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Without special technical knowledge, you will need to install Norton on the new drive using the Norton disc, before you move over the v2i, and sv21 files
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,115

    Ghost is already installed on my primary HDD with all the other apps etc... i do not need to change it..

    i was referring to the backup files it makes (the images of the HDD(s) i decide to back up, like what similar programs do eg. acronis, MS backup etc..) and whether they can be transfered over to the new HDD and still treated like it was on the old one.

    After copying it over last night and i ran the backup it just created a new file anyways (c_drive002) so i guess it doesn't matter, but i can still access the old file via ghost's backup explorer so its all good :)

    Thanks anyways..
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