Rdeploy image question

Posted: 03-07-2009, 05:06 AM
I recently used Redploy 6.5 for Windows for the first time to make an image.
When I restored the image to a new drive it was not bootable as the original.
I noticed when you step through the few steps "create image file" the last
step is to select "partition". There is no option to select disk. Is that the
reason that I may not be getting the boot info in the image file?

Thanks for any insight.

Rdeploy image question


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Andrew E.
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RE: Rdeploy image question
Posted: 03-07-2009, 06:01 AM
Most 3rd party imageing software doesnt work in xp due to its security.
XP already has imageing capabilities (with IDE hds).Simply set new hd as
slave to C: on same IDE cable,format new in xp,once thru,go to run,type:
XCOPY C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r Agree to all in the DOS window.Also,D: being
the new hd,if asigned diffrent letter,then use that instead.

"ats1098" wrote:
> I recently used Redploy 6.5 for Windows for the first time to make an image.
> When I restored the image to a new drive it was not bootable as the original.
> I noticed when you step through the few steps "create image file" the last
> step is to select "partition". There is no option to select disk. Is that the
> reason that I may not be getting the boot info in the image file?
>
> Thanks for any insight.
>
>
DL
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Re: Rdeploy image question
Posted: 03-07-2009, 08:46 AM
Andrew posting crap, as usual.
I've not used Redploy, but have used the free utility provided by hd
manufacturer and paid for versions of Acronis TI.
In both cases once the process has completed you have to immediately
shutdown the PC, remove the origonal hd, connect the new as master, and then
reboot

"ats1098" <u50168@uwe> wrote in message news:92b5ca79a73e0@uwe...
>I recently used Redploy 6.5 for Windows for the first time to make an
>image.
> When I restored the image to a new drive it was not bootable as the
> original.
> I noticed when you step through the few steps "create image file" the last
> step is to select "partition". There is no option to select disk. Is that
> the
> reason that I may not be getting the boot info in the image file?
>
> Thanks for any insight.
>

Hunter01
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Re: Rdeploy image question
Posted: 03-08-2009, 03:19 AM
Ummmmm, completely wrong. Most imaging software works fine with XP, has
nothing at all to do with security (btw ntfs is not all that secure on
physical drives you have access to, play with something called ntfsdos
on a 9x dos boot disk and you'll see what I mean), and xcopy is probably
not going to work with XP in this manner, it's an old solution from the
Win9x days, try copying your system folder with xcopy on a running
system and see how far you get. If it did work feel free to stun me and
let me know, but I don't see it happening.

The original person's problem is more likely to do with hardware
incompatibility if the dumped image is not bootable on a different
computer, which is something that is sorted by sysprep, but this is
something he'd need to research, can't explain how sysprep works and how
to get it all sorted in a usenet post.

If on the same computer between two drives you'd need to make sure
you're imaging drive to drive, not with partitions, which would mean
you'd need to boot from floppy/usb/cd/network, but not from the drive
you're trying to image, that drive can not be in a "running" or "booted"
state if you want to image it. Also there are potential issues if going
from IDE to another non-IDE drive, but this can also be sorted fairly
easily either through repair (manually) or a good sysprep setup for an
automatic solution if doing this on a large scale.


Andrew E. wrote:
> Most 3rd party imageing software doesnt work in xp due to its security.
> XP already has imageing capabilities (with IDE hds).Simply set new hd as
> slave to C: on same IDE cable,format new in xp,once thru,go to run,type:
> XCOPY C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r Agree to all in the DOS window.Also,D: being
> the new hd,if asigned diffrent letter,then use that instead.
>
> "ats1098" wrote:
>
>> I recently used Redploy 6.5 for Windows for the first time to make an image.
>> When I restored the image to a new drive it was not bootable as the original.
>> I noticed when you step through the few steps "create image file" the last
>> step is to select "partition". There is no option to select disk. Is that the
>> reason that I may not be getting the boot info in the image file?
>>
>> Thanks for any insight.
>>
>>
John John - MVP
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Re: Rdeploy image question
Posted: 03-08-2009, 12:28 PM
Complete utter nonsense, third party imaging software *does* work with
Windows XP but your xcopy solution doesn't!

John

Andrew E. wrote:
> Most 3rd party imageing software doesnt work in xp due to its security.
> XP already has imageing capabilities (with IDE hds).Simply set new hd as
> slave to C: on same IDE cable,format new in xp,once thru,go to run,type:
> XCOPY C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r Agree to all in the DOS window.Also,D: being
> the new hd,if asigned diffrent letter,then use that instead.
>
> "ats1098" wrote:
>
>> I recently used Redploy 6.5 for Windows for the first time to make an image.
>> When I restored the image to a new drive it was not bootable as the original.
>> I noticed when you step through the few steps "create image file" the last
>> step is to select "partition". There is no option to select disk. Is that the
>> reason that I may not be getting the boot info in the image file?
>>
>> Thanks for any insight.
>>
>>
 
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