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DiskClone and FAT32 Drives

Jul 23, 2010 at 3:43 PM


tried the new sample DiskClone but got only exceptions.

Here is one, tested on Win7 x86 and wanted to clone a USB Stick.

C:\DiscUtils>DiskClone.exe -of VMDK-vmfsfixed ..\sticky.vmdk g:\
DiskClone v0.9.0, available from
Copyright (c) Kenneth Bell, 2008-2010
Free software issued under the MIT License, see LICENSE.TXT for details.

Inspecting Volumes...
Inspecting Disk...
Snapshotting Volumes...

Unhandled Exception: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Exception from HRESULT: 0x8004230C
at DiskClone.IVssBackupComponents.AddToSnapshotSet(String pwszVolumeName, Guid providerId, Guid& snapShotId)
at DiskClone.Program.CreateSnapshotSet(List'1 cloneVolumes, IVssBackupComponents backupCmpnts)
at DiskClone.Program.DoRun()
at DiscUtils.Common.ProgramBase.Run(String[] args)
at DiskClone.Program.Main(String[] args)


A quick google revealed that shadow copying that volume is not allowed as it is FAT32.
Shadow copying the specified volume is not supported.

Ciao Ephraim

Jul 23, 2010 at 3:50 PM

I should have read the HelpRemakrs :D ...

Ciao Ephraim