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Old 09-28-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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Acronis image restore to SSD causes 'geom error'


My friend uses Acronis TIH, as I do, to make images of our HD's in case of a crash or virus. We both use dual boot machines running 7 and Ubuntu.

He has 2 SSD's on his machine and when he restores an image made on SSD #1 and restores it to SSD #2, he gets a GEOM error message when he tries to boot Ubuntu. Needless to say that after that error he can't go any further and Ubuntu won't boot up. I have researched that phrase in this forum and the web and found so many answers to a cause it makes my head spin. One of the better postings was in this forum but it dates back to 2005. Win 7 will boot and run just fine. I know that he has Grub installed on the same partition as Ubuntu.

It's my understanding that if he tries to restore the image file on a mechanical HD it will work fine.I'm wondering if since he is using SSD's that's part of the problem?

Thanks to all in advance!
 
Old 09-28-2014, 01:39 PM   #2
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Since Acronis is a Windows only program. I will be surprised if you get a definitive answer.

Usually when I want to find something out. In your shoes.
I would break out my external 1TB passport external usb 3.0 hard drive.
Try the acronis restore on it. See what happens since it is a 2.5 platter sata drive.

Me. I use this instead of Acronis.
Because choice is good.
 
Old 09-28-2014, 02:07 PM   #3
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Acronis isn't Windoze only...

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Since Acronis is a Windows only program.
Thanks for the url and the reply.

Acronis supports EXT 2,3,4 so having it make a successful backup isn't beyond it's capablitites. What it won't do is allow you to get separate files from an image, it will only allow restoring whole partitions or disks not parts of them. See :http://www.acronis.com/en-us/support...html#9480.html if you are interested.

I am not familiar with "REDO" but will gladly pass the info on to my friend, we have also been told that "clonezilla" is a viable choice, but for my money the interface is confusing at best.

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Old 09-28-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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With clonezilla you just need to read the selctions carefully.
 
Old 09-28-2014, 03:53 PM   #5
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Well, Acronis is closed sourced DRM pay for it software.
I get enough of that from my new Iphone 5S my wife just bought for me.
Itunes presently has my panties in a wad.

The Redo Backup is easy peasy to use. It has GUI interface. Your friend will like it. Best part. It is free.

Just another live DVD I keep on the rack.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qt4-...sh%20Language/
 
Old 09-28-2014, 04:29 PM   #6
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Yes I like it fine but.....

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Well, Acronis is closed sourced DRM pay for it software.
I get enough of that from my new Iphone 5S my wife just bought for me.
Itunes presently has my panties in a wad.

The Redo Backup is easy peasy to use. It has GUI interface. Your friend will like it. Best part. It is free.

Just another live DVD I keep on the rack.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/qt4-...sh%20Language/
All understood, once I looked at it I immediately d/ld it and burned a copy to try myself. Sadly it won't allow me to install just the Linux partitions onto a smaller drive. It complained about the size of the destination drive even though I wanted to try Redo and put 50GB onto a 240GB spare drive. My source drive was a 640GB.

Maybe this is because of it's bare metal capability I don't know. Seems a bit odd if you have multiple partitions and your main drive goes down, it'd be nice to be able to restore one OS onto any drive you have in the pile of stuff.

Looks like it can't do that. I can't agree with the homepage that implies 'you can be up and running again in 10 minutes.'

I COULD if I owned a warehouse full of larger drives than I am using, to draw from. Suppose my main drive is a 2TB... I'd have to buy another 2TB or know enough to have one there to use 'just in case.'

Love the program and I rally do appreciate knowing about it, but my friend and I can't use it. He has 2 SSD's and I have 2 mechanicals <sigh> I have been looking for something like this and was praying it would work.

Cheers and thanks again
 
  


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