OmniClone problems



Heidi Linda
07-09-2005, 09:24 PM
We are using an OmniClone unit to duplicate our XPe images at the moment,
and we are seeing a certain amount of failures in the copies. Has anyone
else had any experience of these units, and if so, have you experienced any
problems copying XPe images with one?

kgarceau@matrox.com
07-09-2005, 09:26 PM
Heidi Linda wrote:
> We are using an OmniClone unit to duplicate our XPe images at the moment,
> and we are seeing a certain amount of failures in the copies. Has anyone
> else had any experience of these units, and if so, have you experienced any
> problems copying XPe images with one?

Hi Heidi, Did you find a way to solve your ? I'm currently having the
same kind of problem, I'm trying to clone a master HD with XPE using
logicube's omniclone 2u (by the way I also tried with omniclone 2 and
echo, and i got the same results). The cloner never reports error
although there are files that have not been copied (in c:\program
files). Actually it is more like if sectors were skipped. I noticed
taht by creating a .txt file in c:\program files on a dirty HD that I
used as the target HD. After the copy completed, i booted the target
disk and noticed that my .txt file was still there.

1. Mirror copy works but that takes a lot of time.
2. The setup that fails is the clever mode (faster).
3. All NTFS partition works (I replaced the 1st partition from FAT to
NTFS).
4. I compared the FAT and MBR from the master and the clone I noticed
that on the FAT16 partition the "number of sector per fat" seems to
have been modified by the cloner from 256 to 257. You can verify that
using partition magic.

Here's the information regarding the drive I'm trying to duplicate.

- first I run diskpart.exe to create my partitions
select disk 0
clean
create partition primary size=2047
assign letter=m
active
create partition primary size=1024
assign letter=n
create partition primary
assign letter=o
exit
- then i format like this
format m: /fs:fat /q /V:diskc
format n: /fs:ntfs /q /V:diskd
format o: /fs:ntfs /q /V:diske

- finally, i unzip a .zip files including XPE and others files that
should be copied on m:
- unzip other .zip file holding file that must be found on drive o:

Does anyone have an explaination or a solution for this problem ?

Thanks,

Heidi Linda
07-09-2005, 09:26 PM
We found that the Mirror copy works, and so until we find a reason for this
problem, we are using Mirror copy. We're also looking into PXE booting
instead.

<kgarceau@matrox.com> wrote in message
news:1118319843.558109.304260@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
> Heidi Linda wrote:
> > We are using an OmniClone unit to duplicate our XPe images at the
moment,
> > and we are seeing a certain amount of failures in the copies. Has anyone
> > else had any experience of these units, and if so, have you experienced
any
> > problems copying XPe images with one?
>
> Hi Heidi, Did you find a way to solve your ? I'm currently having the
> same kind of problem, I'm trying to clone a master HD with XPE using
> logicube's omniclone 2u (by the way I also tried with omniclone 2 and
> echo, and i got the same results). The cloner never reports error
> although there are files that have not been copied (in c:\program
> files). Actually it is more like if sectors were skipped. I noticed
> taht by creating a .txt file in c:\program files on a dirty HD that I
> used as the target HD. After the copy completed, i booted the target
> disk and noticed that my .txt file was still there.
>
> 1. Mirror copy works but that takes a lot of time.
> 2. The setup that fails is the clever mode (faster).
> 3. All NTFS partition works (I replaced the 1st partition from FAT to
> NTFS).
> 4. I compared the FAT and MBR from the master and the clone I noticed
> that on the FAT16 partition the "number of sector per fat" seems to
> have been modified by the cloner from 256 to 257. You can verify that
> using partition magic.
>
> Here's the information regarding the drive I'm trying to duplicate.
>
> - first I run diskpart.exe to create my partitions
> select disk 0
> clean
> create partition primary size=2047
> assign letter=m
> active
> create partition primary size=1024
> assign letter=n
> create partition primary
> assign letter=o
> exit
> - then i format like this
> format m: /fs:fat /q /V:diskc
> format n: /fs:ntfs /q /V:diskd
> format o: /fs:ntfs /q /V:diske
>
> - finally, i unzip a .zip files including XPE and others files that
> should be copied on m:
> - unzip other .zip file holding file that must be found on drive o:
>
> Does anyone have an explaination or a solution for this problem ?
>
> Thanks,
>


OmniClone problems