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maxellator
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Resume Imaging

Post by maxellator » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:27 pm

I just had a hard drive which I guesstimate it had around 60% bad crcs. I created a small image of the disk to speed up the scanning process (instead of scanning the disk directly).

My question is, can you resume an imaging process? i.e. start imaging where you left off? The computer doing the imaging restarted due to updates, and I lost 3 weeks of continuous 24/7 scanning. Estimated time of imaging was around 1.5 months. It was a 200gb drive.

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Re: Resume Imaging

Post by Alt » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:48 am

Not directly. If you can determine exactly the sector where the scan ended, you may create a region starting from the next sector, create an image of that region, and then create a spanned volume, where the first part is the first image, and the second one is the second image.

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Re: Resume Imaging

Post by maxellator » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:20 pm

That is a very good idea. It would be nice if it was automatic, or at least if it told you which sector was the last one. It is very frustrating to lose weeks of imaging.

Thanks!

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Re: Resume Imaging

Post by Alt » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:06 am

Yes, it's a good idea. We'll include that in our to-do list.

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