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How to change a ".gho" file to a ".VMDK" file for use in VMWare.

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Article ID: 151748

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Products

Ghost Solution Suite

Issue/Introduction

How to change a ".gho" file to a ".VMDK" file for use in VMWare.

Environment

GSS 3.3

Symantec Standalone Ghost Tools 3.x

Resolution

The "VMDK" that you will create will only work in "VMWare 6" and newer.

You can change a ".gho" file to a ".VMDK" file using the DOS version of the ghost, or the linux version of ghost

from windows command run:

ghost32 -clone,mode=restore,src=”Your Location Path\FileName.gho”,dst=”Your Destination Path\FileName.vmdk” -batch -sure or

From linux terminal run the following: 

ghost -clone,mode=restore,src=”Your Location Path/FileName.gho”,dst=”Your Destination Path/FileName.vmdk” -batch -sure

For more information on Ghost command line arguments, see document: "Switches: Alphabetical list of switches." at: https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article/152308/alphabetical-list-of-ghost-switches.html