Select partition not to upload



  • When uploading image I would like to leave out a partition used for local backups.
    Currently we have to upload the entire disk then return to the server and delete the partition.
    This is very time consuming considering the back-up partition is sometimes over 100Gb



  • [quote=“Tom Elliott, post: 29142, member: 7271”]Why is there a partition on the same disk that is your “local backup”?

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to have the “local backup” on a separate disk?[/quote]

    I agree, the process of backups were created before I was hired on…currently using Ghost 2003 boot up disc and creating images on 2nd partition. Our systems are loaded with Operating systems dating back to XP -> Windows 8.1, along with different languages of each…so you can imagine how many images are is stored. We do not use volume licenses…each image is retail.


  • Developer

    this seems like a pretty complicated feature to add, but just to throw an idea in for implementation
    i would have the image format be something like this
    d1.mbr
    d1p1.img
    d1p2.img
    d1p3.skip
    d1p4.img

    this would self document the image files that partition 3 is to be skipped when downloading


  • Developer

    This could be a useful generic feature. It seems that it would take quite a bit of work though.

    • Modify UI to present the option (user would have to identify the partition(s) to skip somehow, by number?)
    • Modify DB to save the option
    • Modify the passing of information to the upload script to include the option
    • Modify the upload script to obey the option

    I’d be willing to take a stab at the upload script, but haven’t spent any time in the other parts of the system, so I doubt I’d be effective there right now.


  • Senior Developer

    [quote=“buckITall, post: 27253, member: 101”]When uploading image I would like to leave out a partition used for local backups.
    Currently we have to upload the entire disk then return to the server and delete the partition.
    This is very time consuming considering the back-up partition is sometimes over 100Gb[/quote]

    Why is there a partition on the same disk that is your “local backup”?

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to have the “local backup” on a separate disk?


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