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If I'm not wrong you first need to uninstall Safeboot from your computer before cloning it but I'm not 100% sure
You can clone it (do a full binary clone) but you can't expand the partition within Ghost if it's encrypted.
So, you could move it to a new drive, then expand it into the empty space within Windows with something like partition magic.
must be a binary copy though (and none of this is formally supported)
Many thanks for the response I will give it a try.
Not too worried about extending the partition, providing SafeBoot allows me to have additional partitions?
When you say "full binary clone" is that to the -ib or -id switches in Ghost or something else?
I realise that is more of a Ghost question than a Safeboot one!
urgh - I can't remember - whichever lets you capture from sector 0 onwards (the MBR etc).
Device Encryption/Endpoint Encryption 5 will let you have extra partitions, but not Device Encryption 4.
You might want to back up the MBR (sector 0) after creating all the new partitions as well though just to be safe.
We are using version 4 I believe so I will have to go down the partition magic route as well!
Wish me luck.....
You can't add a partition with v4 - it won't recognize it, and, if you ever remove 4, it will remove your new partition. Also if anyone ever has to fix your v4 install, that will remove the new partition as well.
If you are indeed on 4, best to decrypt, image and then start again.
OK I have my HDD being decrypted after contacting my corporate helpdesk.
They started the process remotely from the management console I presume.
Now once this is done can I safely image my hdd to the new one using Ghost.
Are there any other gotchas here? Do I still need to do a full binary copy?
Presuming this all works is there anything I need to do before reconnecting my machine with the new HDD to the company network?
Are they decrypting it, or are they disabling EEPC?
You still can't clone the disk and add a partition if EEPC4 is still active (if the boot code is there) - it needs to be completely disabled (no pre-boot at all). Then you can treat it like a normal drive.
The SafeBoot Status window says
"decrypting C: (disk = 0, partition = 0)"
So will I need to request someting else?
How will I be able to tell if pre-boot is still active.
I do appreciate your assistance by the way and apologise as I am a complete newbie to SafeBoot!