Restore Backup to Given Partition Starting Offset

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Restore Backup to Given Partition Starting Offset

Postby rlstocker » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:03 am

My understanding is that to have correct partition alignment the partition starting offset must be an integer multiple of 4096.

I have a drive on which I created an NTFS partition with a partition starting offset of 1.00 Mib, i.e. 1,048,576 bytes. I wish to restore a IFW image to this partition. However the image comes from an NTFS partition with a partition starting offset of 32,256 bytes which means it is not properly aligned.

How do I specify in the IFW restore that I want the restore to start at a partition starting offset of 1.00 Mib? I could not make head or tails from the IFW manual.

Thanks in advance for any info, Rick
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Re: Restore Backup to Given Partition Starting Offset

Postby TeraByte Support » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:10 pm

enable 2048 alignment in global settings.



"rlstocker" wrote in message news:1880@public.image...

My understanding is that to have correct partition alignment the partition
starting offset must be an integer multiple of 4096.

I have a drive on which I created an NTFS partition with a partition
starting offset of 1.00 Mib, i.e. 1,048,576 bytes. I wish to restore a IFW
image to this partition. However the image comes from an NTFS partition with
a partition starting offset of 32,256 bytes which means it is not properly
aligned.

How do I specify in the IFW restore that I want the restore to start at a
partition starting offset of 1.00 Mib? I could not make head or tails from
the IFW manual.

Thanks in advance for any info, Rick

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Re: Restore Backup to Given Partition Starting Offset

Postby TeraByte Support » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:11 pm

(if restoring an entire drive, enable the aligned restore, if doing a single
partition you don't have to do anything special).

"TeraByte Support" wrote in message news:1883@public.image...

enable 2048 alignment in global settings.



"rlstocker" wrote in message news:1880@public.image...

My understanding is that to have correct partition alignment the partition
starting offset must be an integer multiple of 4096.

I have a drive on which I created an NTFS partition with a partition
starting offset of 1.00 Mib, i.e. 1,048,576 bytes. I wish to restore a IFW
image to this partition. However the image comes from an NTFS partition with
a partition starting offset of 32,256 bytes which means it is not properly
aligned.

How do I specify in the IFW restore that I want the restore to start at a
partition starting offset of 1.00 Mib? I could not make head or tails from
the IFW manual.

Thanks in advance for any info, Rick

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Re: Restore Backup to Given Partition Starting Offset

Postby rlstocker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:47 am

I am using Image for Linux (GUI) V2 2.70 for the restore and one cannot enable 2048 in Global Settings. One can enable 2048 in alignment or use Global Settings but not both as far as I can discern.

Could you please supply more specifics.

Thanks,
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Re: Restore Backup to Given Partition Starting Offset

Postby TeraByte Support » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:51 am

You just enable in in the global settings (that can be done when using
makedisk so it's always on).

In the individual drive settings, if you have global settings disabled, you
can set it for a specific drive, but it won't stick unless you customized
the .ini file before creating the boot media (which you'd have to do to have
individual drives have global settings disabled).

"rlstocker" wrote in message news:1890@public.image...

I am using Image for Linux (GUI) V2 2.70 for the restore and one cannot
enable 2048 in Global Settings. One can enable 2048 in alignment or use
Global Settings but not both as far as I can discern.

Could you please supply more specifics.

Thanks,

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Re: Restore Backup to Given Partition Starting Offset

Postby rlstocker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:11 pm

Many thanks - worked like a charm. In the restore I left global settings checked and checked align restore. Perhaps did not need to check align restore.
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