OS X :: Data Rescue Cloning And Partition?

Aug 8, 2010

OS X 10.6, 2 USB hard disks (magnetic, not SSDs), Data Rescue 3.

I used Data Rescue to clone a dying 120GB hard disk with a single partition to a healthy 500GB hard disk. The healthy disk now just reads as a 500GB hard disk with a SINGLE 120GB partition, as expected. I then aimed a deep scan at the 120GB PARTITION on the 500GB drive.

Question: Could the scan have picked up files that had been previously deleted on the healthy 500GB disk, WHICH WOULD CURRENTLY RESIDE OFF THE NEW RECOVERED PARTITION?

The reason I ask if because I don't want to mix files recovered from the dying hard disk with my own files that I previously may have had on the healthy 500GB disk.

Another quick question: are partitions continuous on a disk, or can they be on sectors physically scattered around the disk?

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Need some help here. My friend is a DJ and had an external drive with tens of thousands of songs on it. The plug broke on it and I think that corrupted it since Eject was not used. I pulled the 3.5in HDD out of the case and hooked up up with some other external plugs I have.

When I run Data Rescue 3 on it, it shows that it sees almost all of these and the only two formats it counts up are mpeg and mp3s. Data Rescue then finishes the scan and has a bunch of crap files that are not needed, but none of the songs show up. What is going on here? Did I miss something in Data Rescue 3.

The drive is a 1TB drive and the backup drive we are using is 640GB, but there was only about 250GB of music on the drive to begin with.

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But i'm confused of where to look for them, shoud i look to recover them in the USB drive, or in my Mac?

Oh and one more thing! I did this months ago... Oh and i'm sorry if this is not the right forum, but i don't even know if this is a Mac issue or a USB drive issue in the first place.

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Quick question: I'm cloning/backing up my 250GB boot drive which has all my sys, apps and docs on it. I have a larger 320GB target drive to back up on. But I want to partition it up into 2 partitions. One for the boot clone and the other for other junk. When I go to disk utility it says the Total Capacity of my 250 is 238.1 GB. So, should I partition my target clone partition at say 240 GB (to get more out of the 2nd partition)(or is that inadequate when my source drive gets full up at a later date) or 250 GB or 256 GB (to be really safe)?

I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner and want to do a block level copy

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The problem with the current scheme is that I often find myself in the situation where I am working on a project, and one partition is full, but the other has plenty of space - so I end up wasting a lot of time moving files from partition to partition to get things done. So no matter what, I know that I want to combine the home directories and project data on one large partition. The question is should I have:

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I've tried VolumeWorks 1.5 from a bootable DVD but for some reason when I open it and select my hard drive, the left column where a list of my partitions should be is blank, and all the buttons on the bottom are blanked out except "close" and "rebuild".

I was going to try booting from CD and running disk utility to accomplish this, but most of the stuff I've read says that shrinking a partition with DU will erase the data. ?

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the question is this,can i make a sub-partition of, say 100GB using disk utility or something but not lose data from my drive?

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I currently have a 750GB HFS+ disk (system) which has about 300GB of data on it. I want to add 2 partitions to it - ideally without having to copy everything off, wiping it, adding the new partition setup and copying everything back.I seem to remember there was a utility that did this - or am I imagining it?Also, the 2 partitions I want to add are PC partitions - so my disk will end up looking something like...
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32GB FAT 32If I can do this, what is the best way to format these partitions in these PC formats?And what is the best way of cloning my current PC partitions (on a different disk) and copying them over to the new PC partitions that I will be adding to my system disk?

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Sep 30, 2009

So not even a year into owning my shiny MBP 15.4, the OSX partition crashed and I lost everything. Lesson learned, I need to buy a nice external HD to backup my stuff. So here are my questions for you guys. What is a nice portable small external HD... one I don't need to plug into the wall and the computer, pref around 320GB. Also I am going to freshly install OSX 10.6 so I think its time to go from 2GB to 4GB, what is the best RAM for my MBP 15.4 2.4GHz Unibody and where should I pick that up from?

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So I tried to install XP on my MacBook Pro via Boot Camp and it didn't go so well. To make a long story short, my OSX partition and Windows partition were both deleted so I re-installed OSX. When I went to re-intall OSX I could not choose a HDD to install it on, so thinking it was the right idea I created a new partition and continued the installation. After installation everything seemed fine so I went to restore from time machine, which I did. The only problem is I now have 100 GB of data on my computer, but it apparently doesn't exist as I can't see, or access any of it.

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Feb 28, 2010

I would never opened a topic like this if I had not a similar experience with expanding 'dmg' in the past!
A truly bad experience! It is supposed that using 'disk utility' I can resize-expand-make bigger any dmg file. Every time I tried it, it was a totally fail process.The 'disk image' dmg did not resized at all.
I do not know why, it just happened to me many times.

Does anyone had similar experience? Any solution to this? So if I have a dmg that need to be bigger, I create a new one from scratch and I copy paste files from the old dmg.I need to do the same with hard disk partitions, using disk utility once again. I need to resize my hard disk partitions.Does this process works well as it should be, or it is a bad-implemented feature?

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Apr 21, 2010

I tried to install Ubuntu (don't ask me why) onto my G5 dual core 2.5 Ghz PowerPC and after the installation not working as I had hoped (it worked fine on my netbook btw) I switched off the mac using a hard-shutdown from the power button as the whole system became completely unresponsive. I then tried to reboot and found that on my reboot rather than booting into the user screen as per usual I got the dreaded "circle with a cross through it". After fiddling about with a hell of alot of boot options I managed to get into the open firmware (option,o,f) terminal style screen up. from this screen it would seem that on my internal hard drive that pretty much all of my files are still on the hard drive. As I couldn't open them from the open firmware I was then told by a friend that I could run disk utility from the install cd provided with mac os x and I managed to find my internal hard drive using disk utility.

It seems as though during the ubuntu install I've deleted all partitions on the hard drive and therefore on the "partition" section under "current" it has no partitions set up and I have the option to set one up. It also gives me various different formating options; Mac os x Extended, Mac os x Extended (journalled), Mac os x Extended (Case sensitive journalled), Mac os x Extended (Case sensitive), unix file system and free space. I think it was originally on Mac os x Extended (journaled) but I'm not certain. Before I hit that re-partition button do u think that this is the right thing to do and if so which formatting option should I use? Presuming that the re-partitioning goes well, will I then have to re-install os x? Also will I loose all the data on the hard drive? Although I have the vast majority backed up there are still a few odd files that I wouldn't mind keeping if at all possible and obviously I didn't think to back up those hundreds of apps I've acquired over the years.

An embarrassed Dc
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Apr 21, 2010

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- The hardware utility on the OS X install cd says there's no problems, but when removed from the mini, connected to a PC, and tested using bootable cd IBM Drive Fitness Test and Seagate Seatools, the drive fails both tests.

- The drive has been connected to our data transfer system (running Windows XP) and unsurprisingly XP sees the drive in disk managment, but doesn't see the partition in Explorer.

- Research online led us to HFSExplorer, which dies see the MAC partition and file tree. But any attempt to extract files results in a Java runtime error saying that the source cannot be accessed. Once this error is received, HFSExplorer crashes and must be relaunched, and will not detect the MAC partition again until the computer is hard shutdown and restarted. THe physical drive vanishes from disk managment when the error occurs also.

- Further research led us to MacDrive, which mounts the drive (after reporting that it detected an error and asking if we still want to mount). We can again browse the file tree, but as soon as we attempt to copy anything, it fails and the explorer window with the MAC partiton vanishes. Again, the system must be hard restarted in order to restore access to the partition.

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