64 GB USB Stick

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Re: 64 GB USB Stick

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:02 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi all,

The problem is the NTFS part... I have a few more modern laptops that won't boot on a NTFS partition because it is not FAT and the BIOS / UEFI doesn't support it. You might be surprised who is capable and who isn't :-)

That's why something like this needs to be investigated very well, and tested on different platforms before we can actually do something. Again, the idea I like very much, I kind of played with the same idea a couple of months ago but ran into some issues with flashdrives that support multiple partitions and flashdrives who don't...

We will discuss this and try to find a solution but in the meantime, if you have an example of solutions that can actually do the above, I'm very happy to hear about it

Cheers

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Re: 64 GB USB Stick

Veeam Logoby Raycaster » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:15 pm

I just replicated a solution that almost accomplishes everything.

1) Format 64G USBKEY with EXFAT32 (crappy COREMICRO drive $20 VERY VERY SLOW)
2) Ran Rescue Media Builder from Acro*** True Image 2014 on 64G USBKEY
3) Placed previous OS backup on USBKEY
4) Booted old Dell Inspiron 1501 from USBKEY.
5) Laptop booted with restore software running and I completed the restore.

This is OK, but as mentioned earlier the software is very buggy and I have lost a ton of backups.
Also, this is not really automated having to manually copy previous backup and then run the restore software specifying details that are easy to screw up.
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Re: 64 GB USB Stick

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:03 pm

Lennard,
I wonder if you created a separate partition on the USB stick or just pushed the backup to the bootable volume?
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Re: 64 GB USB Stick

Veeam Logoby Raycaster » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:13 am

The USBKEY was formatted with exFAT and appears as:

57.62 GB FAT32 : Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)

I will reformat the 64G USBKEY tonight to check everything 100% again.
Sorry If I'm driving you crazy... I've just been chasing this process for awhile.
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Re: 64 GB USB Stick

Veeam Logoby Raycaster » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:04 am 1 person likes this post

Ok, this is what I did exactly:

Formatted crappy $20 64G COREMICRO USB KEY with fat32formater : http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index. ... format.htm - It Formatted to 57.6G

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Used software mentioned in past posts to use its auto-booting utility RESCUE MEDIA BUILDER
With boot + Image software the USB KEY still had 57.1G room left over for a image file.

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Booted USB KEY in a Aspire 7745G laptop, no problem and auto started the Image Backup software.

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Re: 64 GB USB Stick

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:05 pm

Lennard,
Thank you for the details! I wonder how you came aroud the 4GB file size limitation, while loading the backup file to the FAT32 partition?
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Re: 64 GB USB Stick

Veeam Logoby Raycaster » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:23 pm

I believe the created backup .tib file was chopped into 4G pieces. 001,002,003 etc.
In backup preferences I set file splitting to AUTOMATIC so I guess the software intelligently knew to chop in 4G parts.
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Re: 64 GB USB Stick

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:32 pm

That’s what I was expecting, but wanted to make check with you. Thanks again!
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[MERGED] USB Stick greater 32GB

Veeam Logoby bkruczek » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:12 pm

I am dissappointed from the RC. There ist still no option to format a USB Stick greater than 32GB with its full capacaty and with NTFS !!!!! So the program is useless.
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Re: [MERGED] USB Stick greater 32GB

Veeam Logoby ninjaburn81 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:53 pm 2 people like this post

bkruczek wrote:I am dissappointed from the RC. There ist still no option to format a USB Stick greater than 32GB with its full capacaty and with NTFS !!!!! So the program is useless.


Sigh... :roll:

This is one of many threads, and you have to see there are technical limitations to going beyond 32GB to boot off of USB. Also the program is not "useless", it just doesn't have one feature that you want, but cannot have due to technical limitation with the booting of a UEFI based PC.
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