Windows 10: Macrium V7 unable to clone / image Disk with xfs (Linux) partitions

Discus and support Macrium V7 unable to clone / image Disk with xfs (Linux) partitions in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Hi folks seems latest version of Macrium free V7 won't clone or image physical (i.e not VM) Linux disks / partitions containing xfs formatted... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by jimbo45, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Macrium V7 unable to clone / image Disk with xfs (Linux) partitions


    Hi folks
    seems latest version of Macrium free V7 won't clone or image physical (i.e not VM) Linux disks / partitions containing xfs formatted partitions. No probs with ext2/3/4 though.

    Not sure if this has always been the case because I used to use ext4 file systems on Linux NAS so I can't say if this has always been a restriction.

    I switched to xfs because its infinitely more efficient than ext4 and a load more resilient.

    You can of course duplicate via dd but surely "cloning a disk" should give the choice of "standard clone" which just physically dumps data sector by sector - including empty ones to the target device so should be independent of the source disk geometry and file format even if it takes a lot longer or a faster "smart copy" .

    Maybe in MF there is an option --I haven't been able to do it yet.

    BTW no problem if your Linux system is a VM on a Windows Host even if the "internal VM" has xfs formatted disk(s) as the HOST OS will be using its own file system for accessing the "virtual disks"

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Jan 11, 2021
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  2. R9
    r9 Win User

    Disk/Partition Cloning Questions ?

    Till now I was using Acronis True Image 8 that comes with Hirens boot disk. I was cloning installations from USB HDD. Now I want to clone image file that is on network computer. Above mentioned Acronis software can restore only local images not network ones. The machine that is holding img files is Ubuntu Linux and files are shared both on FTP and SAMBA. I tried Linux Ghost software that has option for both NTFS and RAW method of cloning and can store and pull img files from FTP server. The thing is that after cloning even though the first partition is Active/Primary the PC wont boot from it.
    So the long awaited question is *Big Grin Macrium V7 unable to clone / image Disk with xfs (Linux) partitions :D. Please recommend me software that can be booted from CD/DVD and can restore partition images from network location. -This is not even a qustion *Big Grin Macrium V7 unable to clone / image Disk with xfs (Linux) partitions :D.
     
  3. fireberd Win User
    macrium....unable to drag drop partitions to target drive

    I recently used Macrium Reflect V7 free to clone an SSD to another SSD. I didn't have to drag and drop anything.
    Just click on "Clone this disk" and then in the next step select the drive you want for the destination clone.

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    fireberd, Jan 11, 2021
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  4. jimbo45 Win User

    Macrium V7 unable to clone / image Disk with xfs (Linux) partitions

    Macrium and Linux Disks cloning

    Hi folks
    just in case some people don't realize it but it's 100% possible to clone Linux formatted HDD's / SSD's with Macrium (from within Windows too --you don't need to use the stand alone program).

    Ensure though when you attach the Linux drives / SSD's you ignore Windows request to format them or any messages about "incompatible file systems"

    Simply select clone disks and carry on. The target SSD / HDD can be smaller than the source provided that the /home and / partitions (on Linux) are large enough on the destination drive.

    If you know this already - then OK but I know some people on these Forums use Linux for playing with etc and might not know about easy ways of backing up Linux systems (VM's are easy - this is for physical HDD's/ SSD's)


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    The target disk should be bootable in nearly every case -- it'a always worked for me --just remember NOT to format the disks at windows prompt and ignore incompatible file system messages from Windows.

    cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jan 11, 2021
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