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For those that image EXT4 partitions using REFLECT while running in Windows...
Recent changes in my new Linux System (Mint)... doubled the size of my /home partition using GParted (a Linux partitioning tool)
I'm noticing a serious anomaly when I image Mint's EXT4 partitions while in Windows using REFLECT. Although Linux tells me that my new 100gB EXT4 partiiton has about 39.9gB in use, Reflect is telling me that 60gB is in use prior to its imaging operation.. My alternate imaging software tells me that there's 39.9gB in use in the same partition.
Also, all of a sudden, when imaging that same EXT4 partition with Reflect to another partition on the same physical disk, the bandwidth has dropped from appx. 104mB/s to 2-5mB/sec. The same imaging operation using my alternate imaging software only drops slightly in bandwidth (due primarily to disk head positioning).
Has anyone seen anything like this before? I've seen older posts in the Wilders Security Forums about the exact same problem with Reflect v5 & early v6 (not the speed issue, just the size issue). I'm a little uneasy that Reflect may not be interpreting the EXT4 space allocation table correctly, and as such, I'm worried about those images. Due to the massive slowness of the imaging operation (40gB 2.5mB/sec), I have yet to create an image to test with. This problem did not exist until the above mentioned partition was expanded.