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Error: A source volume could not be locked (640)

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Article ID: 151783

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Products

Ghost Solution Suite

Issue/Introduction

Getting an error when running Ghost to create an image saying "A source volume could not be locked (640)"

Symptoms
Running Ghost32 on Windows 2003 server to create an image from the C drive to another drive (Internal or External)


Cause

Server OS

Resolution

Ghost is not designed to create a hot images from server OS.
Ghost32.exe for use with Hot Imaging is only designed for use with XP and Vista.

Note: For Windows 10, limited Hot Imaging is still possible, however, we can't certify it for 100% of customer configurations.


References
Tips for Hot Imaging with Ghost Solution Suite 2.5

http://service1.symantec.com/support/on-technology.nsf/docid/2008121215010060