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Kudos0

Problems copying Ghost Image Files

Working with a Western Digital World book drive with a dead housing.
Both drives (mirrored) spin up fine. 500G each, formatted NTFS.

 The
drives contain image files created by Norton Ghost that I am trying to
copy and paste to a Western Digital 1.5T My Passport USB drive.

 Using
a PC booted with a knoppix disk I am able to see the folders via a usb
connector. I can select copy and paste and see the progress bar
gradually move to completion which take about 12 plus hours.

 When done, I get error messages as follows:

 <Ghost file name> "Can't copy special file"
 <Ghost file name> "Error Opening File: Permission denial
 Error starting file <path and Ghost file name": input/output error

 Is there a way to copy Ghost files in this scenario?

 Suggestions greatly appreciated.
                           

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Kudos0

Re: Problems copying Ghost Image Files

Can you boot the Ghost SRD and copy using the command prompt or just Copy them from Windows Explorer?

Kudos0

Re: Problems copying Ghost Image Files

No.  The drives are part of RAID 1 array.  Using a usb connector in Windows just shows the drive as a partition with name "Unknown"

The thread you reference is the same tread we are in right now.  Did you mean to paste in a different thread?

Tomster2

Kudos0

Re: Problems copying Ghost Image Files

Are you sure it was RAID 1 (a mirror)?

I assume you must be trying to access the drive in the normal way, not through a RAID controller.   Unless you have some sort of USB external RAID case.

Have you tried the other drive?

Dave

edit- What makes you think it's a "dead housing" rather than a failure of the drives or array?

Kudos0

Re: Problems copying Ghost Image Files

Thanks for your reply.

Absolutely sure it was a RAID 1 mirror.

Dead Housing: no lights when trying to power up.  Tried two power supplies.

Drives spin up fine when connected to a usb connector.  They do not spin up when in the housing.  Western Digital My Book World drives of this time frame are famous for the fan failing and the mother board being cooked as a result.

When I connect either drive with a USB connector to a PC and then boot that PC with a knoppix disk, I can see the data on the drives.

So housing is dead, drives are good - but part of an array.  I can get past the array issue, but not the copy failures.

Kudos0

Re: Problems copying Ghost Image Files

If it wasn't a RAID, each error your getting would indicate a hard drive problem.  Especially because Linux does not have to respect windows file and folder permissions.

It should never take 12 hours and the input/output errors indicate Linux is having problems trying to read the file.

Not being a RAID expert, I always assumed with RAID 1 you could take one of the disks and read it in the normal way but since windows does not recognise it then either I am mistaken or a WD My Book does things in a different way.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Problems copying Ghost Image Files

Buffalo NAS drives use Linux and for them a Knoppix boot disk works fine with a RAID 1 disk.

WD NAS units can be formatted as NTFS in a RAID 1 setting. In this case a demo version of Paragon Drive Backup which has a file transfer wizard does the trick.

Neither of the above scenarios have disks that can be seen in a normal windows environment.  You can use a USB adapter and the WIndows machine will "see" it... but not the data, nor will it recognize the partition.  It will ask to initiatlize and reformat the disk, but you don't want to go there when you want the data that is on the disk.

Tomster2

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