Août 172013
 

Here below the different steps to backup or clone a (physical or logical) disk (hosting any operating system) using WinPE and CloneDisk.

1.Getting tools
First, lets get the needed files and prepare our working folder :
QuickPE and unzip it to x:\quickpe.
CloneDisk and unzip it to x:\quickpe\extra

2.Preparing
Now, lets prepare our WinPE iso
Generate your WinPE iso using any of the option that suit you best : use WAIK or ADK or your sytem WinRE or a DVD or an ISO …

3.Booting
At this point, you have an iso file in x:\quickpe\x86 named winxx.iso.
you can either burn it to cd/dvd (easiest path),
« burn » to a usb stick with rufus
or (more complex) boot it thru pxe (using these guides).

4.Networking
This step is needed only if you intend to backup your drive to an image file over a network drive.
Once booted, ensure you have a correct network setup using PeNetwork : click on the info button.
Provided, you have a network connectivity, then map a network drive, still using PeNetwork.

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5.Backuping
Now, launch clonedisk from x:\extra folder, choose your source drive and either back it up to your network drive or clone your source drive to a new target drive.

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  1. Hi Erwan

    I have followed you instructions, but I get errors when running any of the following commands (make_pe4.cmd) as (I have MSADK installed), so I tried (make_re_from_dvd.cmd) which also fails.

    Make_pe4.cmd:

    « SETTING WINPE PATH »
    « x64 arch »
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    ‘copype’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    .
    « !!!!!! ERROR OCCURED !!!!!! »
    .
    Press any key to continue . . .

    make_re_from_dvd.cmd:

    The system cannot find the file specified.
    getting boot.wim from « D:\\sources\boot.wim »
    Incorrect function.
    [ERROR] Can’t open « C:\Quickpe\x86\iso\sources\boot.wim » read-only: No such file
    or directory
    ERROR: Exiting with error code 47:
    Failed to open a file.
    Could Not Find C:\Quickpe\x86\iso\sources\boot.wim
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    «  »!!!!!! BOOT.WIM OK « !!!!!! »
    [ERROR] Can’t open « C:\Quickpe\x86\iso\sources\boot.wim » read-only: No such file
    or directory
    ERROR: Exiting with error code 47:
    Failed to open a file.
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    [ERROR] Can’t open « C:\Quickpe\x86\iso\sources\boot.wim » read-only: No such file
    or directory
    ERROR: Exiting with error code 47:
    Failed to open a file.
    [ERROR] Can’t open « C:\Quickpe\x86\iso\sources\boot.wim » read-only: No such file
    or directory
    ERROR: Exiting with error code 47:
    Failed to open a file.
    [ERROR] Can’t open « C:\Quickpe\x86\iso\sources\boot.wim » read-only: No such file
    or directory
    ERROR: Exiting with error code 47:
    Failed to open a file.
    «  »!!!!!! WINRE BUILT OK « !!!!!! »
    [ERROR] Can’t open « C:\Quickpe\x86\ISO\sources\boot.wim » read-only: No such file
    or directory
    ERROR: Exiting with error code 47:
    Failed to open a file.
    « !!!!!! WIM FILE UPDATE OK « !!!!!! »
    mkisofs: Warning: -rock has same effect as -rational-rock on this platform.
    Warning: Creating ISO-9660:1999 (version 2) filesystem.
    Warning: ISO-9660 filenames longer than 31 may cause buffer overflows in the OS.

    mkisofs: Uh oh, I cant find the boot image ‘boot/etfsboot.com’ !
    « !!!!!! ISO BUILT OK « !!!!!! »
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Regards Nick

    • Hi Nick,

      Thanks for your feedback.
      Indeed there was issues with x64 platforms.
      I have reviewed the code and it works fine on my dev x64 machine now.
      Re download, give it a try and let me know.

      Regards,
      Erwan

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