partclone restore to larger partition


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Tom Del Rosso

I used partclone from the clonezilla CD to make images of a 20GB primary
bootable XP and a 50GB logical drive. I want to restore them to larger
partitions on a new drive.

After trial and error with the options, I have discovered things like the
fact that you must remove the hiberfile when making the image or you can't
resize when restoring it.

Can you save me some time please? What options do you use?

Another thing is that it won't restore partitions to a blank disk. You have
to make the partition first, in the size you want. I'm not sure of the
options related to partition table and MBR. For example, if you have to
create a partition first in the desired size, then this implies you must use
the option not to create a partition table on restore. Or am I wrong about
needing to create the partition first?
 
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Rod Speed

Tom Del Rosso wrote
I used partclone from the clonezilla CD to make images of a 20GB
primary bootable XP and a 50GB logical drive. I want to restore them
to larger partitions on a new drive.
After trial and error with the options, I have discovered things like
the fact that you must remove the hiberfile when making the image or
you can't resize when restoring it.
Can you save me some time please? What options do you use?

I use Acronis True Image instead, none of that sort of farting around with it when doing that.
Another thing is that it won't restore partitions to a blank disk. You have to make the partition first, in the size
you want.

Fark, I'd toss it in the bin because of that alone.
 
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Tom Del Rosso

Rod said:
I use Acronis True Image instead, none of that sort of farting around
with it when doing that.

I could try the free WD version, but the source drive is invisible to
Windows due to some kind of soft damage, but Linux has no trouble with it.
I verified I can clone it, but the resize is the trouble.

Windows disk management doesn't even see it.

If Acronis had a live CD it should work. I'm not sure what will happen if I
use Acronis running under Windows.
 
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Rod Speed

Tom Del Rosso wrote
Rod Speed wrote:
I could try the free WD version, but the source drive is invisible to Windows due to some kind of soft damage, but
Linux has no trouble with it.

What True Image calls the rescue CD is Linux so should work fine.
I verified I can clone it, but the resize is the trouble.

The rescue CD can resize on both clone and on restore of an image.
Windows disk management doesn't even see it.
If Acronis had a live CD

It does, it calls it the rescue CD. You make it using an installed True Image.
it should work. I'm not sure what will happen if I use Acronis running under Windows.

It may well see the drive that isnt visible by Win.
 
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Tom Del Rosso

Rod said:
What True Image calls the rescue CD is Linux so should work fine.

When they call it a "rescue CD" that confuses me because it implies that it
does restore but not imaging.

It does, it calls it the rescue CD. You make it using an installed
True Image.

I'll see if the free version has that too.
 
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Rod Speed

Tom Del Rosso wrote
Rod Speed wrote
When they call it a "rescue CD" that confuses me because it implies
that it does restore but not imaging.

Sure, but its not clear what else they could have called it that
still makes it clear that its what you use when the shit has hit
the fan very comprehensively indeed and you need to restore
an image when noithing of the original install is working well
enough that it can be used to do a restore.
I'll see if the free version has that too.

Its been around right from the start so they would have
had to deliberately remove that capabilit, to create it.
 
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