CloneZilla and O&O DiskImage unanswered questions

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by porty, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. porty

    porty Registered Member

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    I've asked a question about disk cloning on the CloneZilla\Sourceforge site, and also on the (German) O&O DiskImage site.
    As yet, no replies from either forum.
    So I wondered if someone here might be able to comment on either or both softwares. These are my posts:
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    CloneZilla:
    I have a 2TB SATA storage drive with bad sectors. It runs in Windows (7Ultimate 64 bit), but spasmodically.
    From what I've read, it doesn't look like the drive can be cloned with other software, so I thought I'd try Clonezilla.
    I did a trial run with Clonezilla (booted into DOS) and it seemed to run OK, but it was forecasting around 8 days (190 hours) for the full job.
    Does this sound about right?It seems like a long time but I'll do it if that's what it takes.
    Thanks for reading.

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    O&O DiskImage (German website):
    Sorry my questions are in English - I don't speak several languages like you clever people https://forum.oo-software.com/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.gif
    1) I want to clone a 2TB hard drive with bad sectors to a new 2TB drive. Will DiskImage do this?
    2) Does it do the cloning in Windows? Or in DOS, via a boot disc?
    3) How long might it take?
    I ask the last question because I tried to do the job with Clonezilla, in DOS, and it was forecasting 190 hours https://forum.oo-software.com/images/smilies/icon_exclaim.gif
    Thank you for reading this

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    https://forum.oo-software.com/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.gifYour comments would be appreciated. Sorry about the smiley links, can't see how to dump them.
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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  3. porty

    porty Registered Member

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    So you're saying that the CloneZilla forecast of around 8 days is likely correct?
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    That is a software guess. It could be infinite. It depends on how many bad sectors are present.

    If the HD was healthy, maybe 12 hours.
     
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