Intelligent Sector Backup

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NetRock
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Intelligent Sector Backup

Post by NetRock »

Hi ...
We are using your great software for imaging bootable USB Flash Drive.
It works fine on the keys with same or higher space size, but not smaller size.
Is there way to burn 9GB of information that is originally, backup from a 32 GB Bootable USB key on 16GB USB key.
So, it only restore used sector, instead of all.
Thank you for your time to answer.
Cheers!
Alex
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Re: Intelligent Sector Backup

Post by Alex »

USB Image Tool does not work on file system level. To make an intelligent sector backup (only used sectors), it would have to read and interpret various file systems (FAT, NTFS, ext2/3). That's not planned for now.
dandnsmith
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Re: Intelligent Sector Backup

Post by dandnsmith »

There is a work-around which I have used, and seen recommended.
First use your tools-of-choice to get the data 'together', then reduce the partition size, backup the result.
When restoring, you may wish to expand partition size again
NetRock
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Re: Intelligent Sector Backup

Post by NetRock »

Thank you for your comments.
I guess for now, I will use the suggested work around...
Cheers,
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