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by IgnorantGuru
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Miscellanous
Topic: Invalid SSL certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 4672

Invalid SSL certificate

So you're aware, the SSL certificate for www.fsarchiver.org seems to be invalid. Everytime I open it, Firefox warns me that the site name does not match the certificate site name (which seems to be 240plan.ovh.net). I have to make a security exception for the site in order to get past this. Doesn't ...
by IgnorantGuru
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Feature request
Topic: MBR & VBR backup support
Replies: 16
Views: 33764

Re: MBR & VBR backup support

Thanks for the update. Next time I make a backup, which will be shortly, I'll check out the saving of the table. I probably won't actually restore the partition table though. :) I don't have a spare drive to test on at the moment. Next time I clear a drive I'll try it.
by IgnorantGuru
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: MBR & VBR backup support
Replies: 16
Views: 33764

Re: MBR & VBR backup support

Sounds good. I was thinking that you may want to look into updating the grub boot code with the new disk sector of its stage file. It doesn't store much in there. Maybe check to make sure the boot code is grub and is also a version that you support, then update it, or better, provide that as an opti...
by IgnorantGuru
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: MBR & VBR backup support
Replies: 16
Views: 33764

Re: MBR & VBR backup support

1) Support for FAT About the FAT support: if you can find documentation that says how to preserve the stuff required to boot Windows, or if you can demonstrate how to do that by hand, I can consider adding support for FAT. For your tests, you need two partitions. One original that you are trying to...
by IgnorantGuru
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: MBR & VBR backup support
Replies: 16
Views: 33764

Re: MBR & VBR backup support

1) Windows should still boot if you restore your ntfs to another partition, as long as you edit the boot.ini file, by mounting it using ntfs-3g and using an editor. Okay thanks. 2) It does not support FAT filesystems because people would expect it to boot if they have a Windows 9x installed on it, ...
by IgnorantGuru
Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: General questions
Topic: Supported File Systems
Replies: 17
Views: 12408

Re: Supported File Systems

No, FAT is not supported at all. If this is still so, then this statement on the FSArchiver home page is not accurate: "FSArchiver is working at the file level. It can make an archive of any file-system (ext3, ext4, reiserfs, xfs, ntfs, ...) that the running kernel can mount with a read-write suppo...
by IgnorantGuru
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: MBR & VBR backup support
Replies: 16
Views: 33764

Re: MBR & VBR backup support

I just came across this... http://www.fsarchiver.org/Cloning-ntfs Does this mean that fsarchiver does save the VBR and/or other Windows boot info on the partition? (Something I read elsewhere led me to believe otherwise.) For example, can I backup a Windows ntfs partition on partition 1 and save it ...
by IgnorantGuru
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: MBR & VBR backup support
Replies: 16
Views: 33764

Re: MBR & VBR backup support

I would like to rewrite my wikibook - How To Backup Operating Systems , so you might review that for an idea of the kind of functionality I mean. I would like to rewrite that using one tool such as fsarchiver, but at present the best I can do is use partimage for Windows partitions, fsarchiver for l...
by IgnorantGuru
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Feature request
Topic: MBR & VBR backup support
Replies: 16
Views: 33764

MBR & VBR backup support

Reiterating what I added to one of the old posts in General Questions, I think in order to be a functional replacement for partimage, fsarchiver should handle a few more things. Namely: 1) Should handle FAT (this is still used, particularly on removable devices) 2) Should backup and restore the part...