Recover incomplete drive or partition copy

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by sambul14, Apr 14, 2013.

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  1. sambul14

    sambul14 Registered Member

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    I was trying with Paragon HDM to Copy a partition of a damaged 2TB hard drive to another drive. It didn't finish about a half due to damaged HD overheat and failure. As a result, no partition was created on the destination drive, because HDM creates a new partition with a file system AFTER the partition copy operation is completed. Is there a way to scan the data already copied to a new drive, and create a file system on the partition? Meaning I want to complete partition copy even in half, but don't have a 3rd drive for traditional recovery from 2nd. Need to create a partition with the data that was already copied, just like HDM usually does after it copies all data. Any way or tools for that?
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 Registered Member

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    Try data recovery programs. If the data was ok, it should be recoverable.
     
  3. sambul14

    sambul14 Registered Member

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    But if Paragon package can copy the data first, then recreate a file system using that data, it acts in a capacity of data recovery program, just doesn't do a useless job of coping data to another drive during such "recovery", i.e. recreating file info records. So recreating a file system by the package own routing should be possible even when not all data were copied from one partition to another. These actions should be independent, since in many cases partition and drive copy is done from drives to be replaced, so failures during such ops are expected and need to be addressed in the package features by allowing partial copy.
     
  4. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    Nice thought but in spite of how it does things and how much error tolerance it may have, the basic premise for Paragon is the system is working properly.

    The other problem is that it is copying sectors in some manner and it may well have restored some sectors in a file but not all of them before it crashed. In other words, what is there may be useless.

    You really do need to try a data recovery program with its special methods to scan the new drive to see what you can recover.
     
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