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things I learned about resizing prior to restore

Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:06 pm

From (my old) memory I could have sworn that my first couple of attempts to restore a resized (smaller) data image did not show the newly created extended volumes for target to restore.

IFD seemed to have a problem with restoring a smaller data image to a newly created larger volume.

It reported the OLD partition size before resizing.
Then on the third attempt the volumes appeared and I restored the data partition to the ntfs volume, but it still reported the volume size as the previous (before resizing) smaller size. It made the extra space in the volume into free space and I had to resize again to be congruent with the new larger volume size.

Also I forgot that fat32 cannot transfer large files, so my idea to use that partition to hold large images will not work and I had to delete and remake as an ntfs partition. Why is there no extended dos option in the file system menu?

Re: things I learned about resizing prior to restore

Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:40 pm

it won't if there is a problem (errors exist) or the drive size the BIOS can
see is less than what outside the BIOS sees and created.


"wizzleme" wrote in message news:13076@public.bootitbm...

From (my old) memory I could have sworn that my first couple of attempts to
restore a resized (smaller) data image did not show the newly created
extended volumes for target to restore.

IFD seemed to have a problem with restoring a smaller data image to a newly
created larger volume.

It reported the OLD partition size before resizing.
Then on the third attempt the volumes appeared and I restored the data
partition to the ntfs volume, but it still reported the volume size as the
previous (before resizing) smaller size. It made the extra space in the
volume into free space and I had to resize again to be congruent with the
new larger volume size.

Also I forgot that fat32 cannot transfer large files, so my idea to use that
partition to hold large images will not work and I had to delete and remake
as an ntfs partition. Why is there no extended dos option in the file system
menu?

Re: things I learned about resizing prior to restore

Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:40 pm

Do you need to reboot before imaging after doing a resize?
Mary

On 12/26/2016 7:40 PM, TeraByte Support wrote:
> it won't if there is a problem (errors exist) or the drive size the BIOS can
> see is less than what outside the BIOS sees and created.
>
>
> "wizzleme" wrote in message news:13076@public.bootitbm...
>
> From (my old) memory I could have sworn that my first couple of attempts to
> restore a resized (smaller) data image did not show the newly created
> extended volumes for target to restore.
>
> IFD seemed to have a problem with restoring a smaller data image to a newly
> created larger volume.
>
> It reported the OLD partition size before resizing.
> Then on the third attempt the volumes appeared and I restored the data
> partition to the ntfs volume, but it still reported the volume size as the
> previous (before resizing) smaller size. It made the extra space in the
> volume into free space and I had to resize again to be congruent with the
> new larger volume size.
>
> Also I forgot that fat32 cannot transfer large files, so my idea to use that
> partition to hold large images will not work and I had to delete and remake
> as an ntfs partition. Why is there no extended dos option in the file system
> menu?
>
>

Re: things I learned about resizing prior to restore

Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:22 pm

wizzleme wrote:
> Why is there no extended dos option in the file system menu?

What is "extended dos"?

Re: things I learned about resizing prior to restore

Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:45 pm

Sorry I meant extended fat32 or exFat.

I mispoke(wrote) because I was thinking of accessing large volumes from Dos from a fat32 partition (in the event windows won't boot), but fat32 does not allow transfer of large files.

exFat32 allows large file transfers but it's not on the list of available partitions in bootitbm.

Re: things I learned about resizing prior to restore

Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:47 pm

Actually it's called exFat
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