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problems with ntfsclone 
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Post problems with ntfsclone
The problem is essentially with the documentation.
If one tries to restore (or copy) to a new partition, simply using something like

#ntfsclone --restore-image -output /dev/sdc1 /pathto/imagefile

will not work,
as ntfsclone will try to create a file called sdc1 in /dev/

Something the documentation and examples in the man page do not indicate.
So to accomplish this, according to above example, first the target partition must be created, large enough to contain the ntfs filesystem being copied.

So first create the (ntfs) partition sdc1 (by whatever application you prefer), then

#ntfsclone --restore-image -overwrite /dev/sdc1 /pathto/imagefile

Note that copying with

#ntfsclone -output /dev/sdc1 /dev/sda1

where sda1 is the source partition,
fails for the same reason.

Hope that helps anyone else blocked by this confusion.

It would be better if the syntax could be modified to indicate that the target is a partition and not an ordinary file.


Sat Dec 12, 2015 09:24
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Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2007 17:22
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Post Re: problems with ntfsclone
Hi,

Quote:
ntfsclone will try to create a file called sdc1 in /dev/
Something the documentation and examples in the man page do not indicate

Ok. The manual will mention that ntfsclone cannot create a partition, you must overwrite an existing one.

Regards

Jean-Pierre


Sun Dec 13, 2015 09:11
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