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How to determine whether Ghost wrote to a disk or partition

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Article ID: 151690

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Products

Ghost Solution Suite

Issue/Introduction

You want to know whether a drive or partition was written over by Ghost.
 

Environment

Ghost executables from Standard tools or Ghost Solution Suite. 

Resolution

Ghost writes a "fingerprint" in unused space on the disk whenever Ghost writes over the contents of the disk or partition.

When the GHOST64.exe -FINGER command is used, Ghost looks at these bytes on each disk to determine what the last Ghost action was.

Here are examples of the display you see when you use the Ghost64.exe -FINGER command:

GHOST (12). Copyright Symantec Ltd
 

Disk Last Ghost Action Date Time Clone-ID
1 Disk to Disk 10-08-98 19:53

             

*** End of diagnostics ***

and

GHOST (12). Copyright Symantec Ltd

Disk Last Ghost Action Date Time Clone-ID
1 File to Partition 11-16-98 17:21 3650a291
2 File to Partition 11-17-98 12:25 3533db95


*** End of diagnostics ***

Note that the version number displayed at the top of the display is the version of Ghost that is running with the -FINGER switch. It is NOT the version that was used to create the partitions or drives.

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