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A dumb but relevent question.........

Created: 18 Mar 2010 • Updated: 18 Sep 2010 | 2 comments

I have been using imaging products for quite some time now and back in the good old days of Powerquest's Ghost and Drive Image, I used to have the option of either backing up or restoring either a partition or entire drive. Today, Ghost's grandsons, BESR and Ghost 15 only offer options to restore partitions and never entire drive. I always thought the restore entire drive option was great for users who have multiple partitions and don't want to worry about that complexity. Can this still be done and furthermore, does anyone have insight into why this feature was removed?

Thanks for all who can answer.......

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ioniancat21's picture

I thought all us old timers would love a screenshot of exactly what I'm referring to. In this shot, they're doing a partition, but the disk option is visable.....


Andreas Horlacher's picture

No question is dumb. :)

When a recovery point is created, a system index file is saved with it. The system index file contains a list of the most recent recovery points, which includes the original drive location of each recovery point. (You will see this file as a .Sv2I extension).

During a recovery from the recovery disk,  In the Select Recovery Point dialog box, click View by and select System.

> Click Browse, locate and select a recovery point (.sv2i), and then click Open.
> If you select a network location, type your network credentials.
> Select each recovery point that you want to recover. If necessary, add, change, or remove recovery points from the list.
> Click Finish.

Andreas Horlacher

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