Clone OS2 Drive - with Fujitsu Dynamic Disk Overlay installed?

Posted on 2006-05-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hello All,

I have a "repartee" voicemail system running on OS2.  The drive is a fujitsu 6.4gb.  It has fujitsu's dynamic drive overlay installed on it.  I inherited this system, so I do not know why the DDO is installed.

I want to clone/ghost the drive to another drive for backup purposes.  I have tried ghost to no avail.  I've also tried DFSee, which said the clone was successful but then OS2 wouldn't boot (system halted message).

I'm looking for a way to clone the working drive to another drive likely of a different size, with or without the DDO (prefer without if possible, but not mandatory).  

Any help appreciated.

Question by:mikeshaver
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    Accepted Solution

    As far as I remember you can install a new system on the other drive, connect it as a secondary, copy the files with xcopy.
    Things were much easier in the 90's.
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    Author Comment

    Thanks for the response.  When you say "install a new system"... do you mean load OS2 on the "new" drive first?  If so...I don't have the disks  :(
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    by:Danny Kon

    You can use the internal command of os/2

    XCOPY /H /O /T /S /E /R /V  \Source drive  \Destination drive

    You dont have install anything just copy



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    Expert Comment

    Sorry for the long delay, to complement on dannykon, after you connect the secondary drive, format it from within OS/2 (you can even fromat /S, but it's not needed)  and then use  the instructions from dannykon.
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    by:Danny Kon
    MikeShaver (DotENG)

    Yes format the disk but don't do this with the /s switch because the command I mentioned above will copy all the system files.

    Use the command

    FORMAT 'drive' /FS:HPFS

    To create a hpfs partition

    XCOPY /H /O /T /S /E /R /V  \Source drive  \Destination drive



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