I tried to use a 2TB USB connected drive to backup a system image.
The first problem is that PING did not find /dev/sdi. To fix this I went to a console window (press x) and did the mount myself (mount /dev/sdi /mnt/usbdrive). This worked fine and I could access the drive with "ls" and "mkdir". I then fired up partimage (/usr/sbin/partimage) and selected the various options and did the backup. It completed in about 5 hours (78GiB) and reported success. When I look at the directory on the 2TiB drive it has all the image files (xxx.000 xxx.001 up to xxx.035), but the hda/sda file, the bios file and the first sector files are missing. When I try to restore this backed up image, it refuses it.
1. Is there any way to create the missing files without redoing the whole backup?
2. What could have caused the missing file to happen?
Any help appreciated.