Cloned wrong drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by airdale2003, May 14, 2007.

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  1. airdale2003

    airdale2003 Registered Member

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    Trial version of TI10. The cloning software worked like a champ, but I was pressed for time and inadvertantly selected the wrong drives. I selected the blank drive as the source and the data drive as the destination. Yep, my own silly fault.

    Are there any recovery tools or do I start rebuilding? So much for saving time.
     
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    Was this data drive purely data or was it your bootable windows system drive? There are tools for recovery such as R-Studio, which I have used, but to have the best chance of success, do not write anything at all to the drive in question. Disconnect it and put it aside until you decide how to recover it.
     
  3. airdale2003

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    It was indeed my bootable drive. I will try some of the recovery tools. Thanks for the response!
     
  4. rodnh

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    Hi airdale2003,

    Boy, that's a real bummer. I clone and reclone disks on a regular basis and always carefully double and triple check everything at the point of disk selection in fear of that happening to me also. Good luck to you in recovering your system.

    Rod
     
  5. airdale2003

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    The funny thing is, I am a network administrator and regularly clone our Citrix servers and never had a mishap.

    I think it is a rebuild.
     
  6. jmk94903

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    Sorry to hear about the mishap.

    And now you know why I prefer making images and restoring them instead of cloning whenever that is possible. :)
     
  7. airdale2003

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    Yes, a much better way.

    Instead of being bummed, I look at it as an opportunity.
     
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    Good thinking.

    I always look at at hard drive as half full rather than half empty. :)
     
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