Image only 1 of 2 partitions?
Tony Ayre last edited by
It doesn’t look like this is possible at the moment, but would it be possible to use fog to upload/deploy a single partition on a disk?
Eg. Hard drive is partitioned with 100Mb win 7 partition, a c: drive and a drive. I’d want to image the 100Mb bit and the c drive, but leave the d drive in tact.
Any thoughts how I could go about creating this as a function?
joshua last edited by
I think it is possible.
Try to follow my logic:
You make an image of a hard drive and it creates files for each partition. (That’s easy)
Once done, you have a directory and files like this.
/images/IMAGENAME/HOSTNAME/d1.mbr – Master boot record
/images/IMAGENAME/HOSTNAME/d1p1.img – C:\ Drive
/images/IMAGENAME/HOSTNAME/d1p2.img – \ Drive
As the above file structure shows you [B]Disk 1 Partition 1[/B] and [B]Disk 1 Partition 2.[/B]
So, if you only wish to restore the C:\ drive and not the \ drive, simply remove or rename the file for that partition, in this case it would be [B]d1p2.img[/B].
Now, this does not solve your issue 100% (because it will still upload/backup all partitions) ; BUT will
allow you some flexibility when downloading/restoring images.
[B]This is only theory and has not been tested/ proven by me.[/B] (but I think others have.)
I can test this theory when I find time… it could prove useful.