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How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 5:50 am
by paul_6
hi,
Bing could do that (>>EMBRBK0.BIN etc..)
Has it disappeared in Bibm?
Thks
Paul
reg owner of all your products

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:39 am
by TeraByte Support(PP)
You can use the TBOSDT "copy sectors" command (specify the disk, starting LBA, number of sectors, and the filename).

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:37 am
by paul_6
Anybody to give some practical examples of scripts doing that ? I am not an IT specialist....

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:59 am
by Brian K
copy sectors 0 0 2048 HD0.bin

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:01 am
by paul_6
short and good! thks. Where will be located the file HD0.bin?

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:59 am
by Brian K
In Windows...

copy sectors 0 0 2048 E:\temp\HD0.bin

In BIBM you would mount a drive...

copy sectors 0 0 2048 0:temp\HD0.bin

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:04 am
by paul_6
Thanks...
รดรดรด not that easy..
do you confirm for BIBM >> 0:temp\HD0.bin and not 0:\temp\HD0.bin

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:11 am
by Brian K
Both work but I think the following is more correct...

copy sectors 0 0 2048 0:temp\HD0.bin

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:23 am
by TeraByte Support(PP)
Make sure you're only copying out (or writing in) the actual needed number of sectors. 2048 may be more than wanted on some drives (could get into partition data, for example).

Re: How to backup/restore first sectors HDD?

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:32 am
by paul_6
Thanks both of you!
Inside Windows I've run :tbosdtw.exe, then : copy sectors 0 0 2048 E:\temp\HD0.bin..
and -surprise- it worked!
Where do I find the equivalent command for BIBM? (sorry, i am afraid the question is stupid ..)