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RE: Really big files?
- From: "Hannu E K Nevalainen" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 22:34:46 +0100
- Subject: RE: Really big files?
- Reply-to: "ML CygWIN" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
> From: Brian Dessent
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 10:19 PM
> Greg Freemyer wrote:
> > === Session Log
> > $ mount -f -b //./physicaldrive2 /dev/todds
> Just a completely random guess here: Is 'physicaldrive2' an active
> system drive? IIRC there are some parts of windows that cannot be read
> by anything but the kernel itself, such as the SAM database (or
> something along those lines.) If this is the case then you'd have to do
> the image when the partition is not active. I don't know how or if
> tools like Ghost get around this.
Minimal info addition:
Symantec's ghost.exe is a AFAIK DOS application, with all the
implications - don't know more about it (does it handle NTFS?).
PowerQuest's "ghost" (i.e. Drive Image) does some 'magic' by booting a
temporary disk image - for creating the backup (this disk image can be
rebuilt using the installed software. Does understand NTFS and at least
'knows about' Linux).
/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59+16.37'N, 17+12.60'E
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