First using resizeable image. Not working



  • Is it possible to restore image from fog server to to smaller hard drive? I have created new (resizeable) image of one hard drive, with 3 partitions (System reserved, Windows 7, Restore partition) but cannot restore it to smaller disk (original was 1000GB, restoring to 500GB, all data is not more than 100GB) - just some general error about not able to restore image.

    Is the Single disk resizeable correct option for this type of image? (tried the Multiple partition, All disks as usual. but this didnt work either)

    And what is the principle to restore and resize these partitions? Will be the two “fixed” size partitions (1 and 3) the same, and system partition will be maxed out?


  • Moderator

    @mrzo For the record - my organization has had a whole lot of problems with the Lenovo M72e. And when I say problems - they are (currently) absolutely not working with FOG Trunk.

    The strange thing is - the 30 or so that we tried every method in the book with - one of them always succeeded while every single other one always failed… we have sat down and compared Firmware settings, we’ve restored firmware defaults… we can’t figure it out, it’s a mystery at the moment. We are currently using WDS and/or Norton Ghost for that particular lab.

    We have no M83 models in our environment - but I wanted to just shed a little light on my experience with Lenovo. I think some of their other models don’t quite like San-Boot style HDD exits either… Lenovo is… a PITA.

    AHCI is the preferred operating mode, it’s a best-case scenario that you have a mechanical drive.
    You say that the system is configured to boot via UEFI ? What boot file are you using? Have you tried others?



  • @Wayne-Workman
    I can provide some additional info, but no photos or videos for now, I decided to reinstall the system to new drive (for multiple reasons, not just FOG related). If I am going to have some time to recreate the setup, I will provide them in the future.

    No it is not SSD. Classic WD (Caviar) Blue (both original 1TB and new 500GB)
    It was not a RAID (now it is, but not related)
    If you asking if IDE or AHCI - AHCI
    PC is Lenovo Thinkcentre M83 (UEFI BIOS)

    I have created and tried to restore the image on the same version of FOG (4557). Created without problem. Restoring of 1st partition, no problem. Failed on restoring of 2nd (main, windows 7 installation) middle in procces. Dont recall any more details, sorry.


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    When we’re playing the game of “troubleshooting” - quite honestly - we are at the mercy of what details you provide. Basically - the more details, the better odds of getting your issue resolved - because eventually we will see something that raises a question and then in a hop-skip and a jump, we have it solved in some way.

    So… photographs of your errors please; Use your smart phone. If you could take a video of the download process and upload via YouTube and then post here - that would be even better than photos.

    Is this a solid state drive? Is it RAID? What is the operating mode of the HDD inside of the Firmware settings? What is the exact model of the system?



  • @Tom-Elliott
    Don’'t remember that info was showed when creating image, remember only checking if it can be resized, resizing and uploading. Cant find it on FOG web at image page either. But as I said, all the data is not more than 100GB (100MB System reserver?, 40GB Windows 7, and about 30GB restore partition if I remember correctly) so I dont know, why it could not be placed on 500GB drive.

    One not fully related question - Multiple Partition Image - All Disks (Not Resizable) image type can by restored to bigger drive? (I use this type of image by default)


  • Senior Developer

    When you were creating the image, it should’ve shown you the “smallest” size the disk could be placed on. As a matter of fact, I believe it will show on the image management page too. If it’s “smallest” size is still larger than the destination disk, you’ll see very similar issues.

    Again, I’m shooting in the dark, so I could be, and probably am, wrong.



  • @ch3i

    Version: 4557

    ls -lhart /iscsi/lun0/fog-images/THINCENTREM83RESIZEABLE/
    total 30G
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 Sep 3 09:29 d1.fixed_size_partitions
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 248 Sep 3 09:29 d1.partitions
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Sep 3 09:29 d1.original.swapuuids
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1.0M Sep 3 09:29 d1.mbr
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 45 Sep 3 09:33 d1.original.fstypes
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 316M Sep 3 09:35 d1p1.img
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18G Sep 3 09:59 d1p2.img
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12G Sep 3 10:15 d1p3.img
    drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4.0K Sep 3 10:15 .
    drwxrwxrwx 17 root root 4.0K Sep 3 10:15 …
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 239 Sep 3 11:34 d1.minimum.partitions


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    @mrzo said:

    Is it possible to restore image from fog server to to smaller hard drive? I have created new (resizeable) image of one hard drive, with 3 partitions (System reserved, Windows 7, Restore partition) but cannot restore it to smaller disk (original was 1000GB, restoring to 500GB, all data is not more than 100GB) - just some general error about not able to restore image.

    Is the Single disk resizeable correct option for this type of image? (tried the Multiple partition, All disks as usual. but this didnt work either)

    And what is the principle to restore and resize these partitions? Will be the two “fixed” size partitions (1 and 3) the same, and system partition will be maxed out?

    Hi, Which version of FOG ? Can you post the result of ls -lhart /images/yourimage ?


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