MBR, in the backup, where is it for restore?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by aoz, Nov 30, 2011.

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  1. aoz

    aoz Registered Member

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    to all,
    an experineced user of backup software, but plead ignorance on restoring, using paragon.

    I backed up
    first track
    mbr
    drive C

    it went into a total comnplex archive.

    I want to restore the c: and MBR to a different (replacement ) drive.

    I boot up, and all I see in the archive is

    first track (0 byteso_O?)
    drive C (drive c is a primary)

    WHERE is my MBRo_O??

    HOW to restore the MBR,and c: drive, to that spare replacement drive?

    i am confustd
    thansk
    nick
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    The MBR is in the first track.
     
  3. aoz

    aoz Registered Member

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    thanks for reply.

    If that is the case, then is thee a way to just restore the c: drive (partition, ) WITBHOUT the MBR?
    example, corruption on a drive, in c:, just want to recover/repair it, but not alter the MBR?

    replie appreciated, and I will try this this evening
    nick

    AND, ADDENDUM, what about track 0, indicating "0" bytes, how to recover this, or copy to another drive, if you are building a drive?
    (copy a drive image to an external drive, all components, then recover this, FROM THE IMAGE, to a new drive (certain cases, cloning directly is not an option, from one hard drive directly to other)
     
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  4. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    First track and MBR both have zero weigh. It is OK as MBR consists on 1 sector.

    About Restore:
    regardless of restored\not restored First track with MBR, MBR on the target drive will be adjusted to write down new partition if target drive is completely empty.
    MBR and First track restore allow to recover third-party and Paragon Boot Managers together with source partitions table in MBR.

    How to restore:
    In the Restore wizard switch to file view and navigate to your archive folder. Select first 0 size file with *.pbf extension for restore.
    Follow the wizard as usually.
     
  5. aoz

    aoz Registered Member

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    ok, thanks for reply, i wil experiment with this, i still hve to restore to one of the drives.
    nick
     
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