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NigoX2



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: idea for improvement : checking Reply with quote

hello,

somehow my posts on this forum are ignored, but I'm carrying on :lol:

I think it would me amazing if we could check that the image actually match the state of the disk / partition. Right before that, the software could make a MD5 fingerprint of the image

_make the image(s)
_make the fingerprint(s) of it (just using the md5 software) and store it
_check the image(s)

so later we can always check if the stored image is ok : it would match the fingerprint (and otherwise it wouldn't)
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jurij
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi NigoX2,

nice idea, but what do you mean exactly with: "we could check that the image actually match the state of the disk / partition" ?

Jurij
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NigoX2



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean, right after having done the image(s), going through the disk again and compare each disk block with the image block. And of course display an error if it doesn't match. That's exactly the same process as doing the image, but compare with the image instead of writing it

it doesn't have to be an implemented feature, maybe just some Linux commands could do the trick (using pipes or whatever)... or not. I don't know

remember the storage of the image can be an external hard-drive, a NFS shared dir... any highly unreliable devices. I just thought that could be something to think about ;)
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