Solved Active Backup restore to SSD fails - any ideas

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Solved Active Backup restore to SSD fails - any ideas

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DS412+, DS1815+, DS1817+ (HA), DS1019+, DS416slim
Hi,

I have encountered an issue with Active Backup, I have a few ideas but nothing concrete, has anyone else had issue that restoring to SSD fails?

I have backup from 1TB drive, partitioned off to 160Gb and is GPT. I have restored this image to spinning disks smaller than 1TB but my only attempt of restoring to SSD does not work, the log indicates that partitioning with diskpart is the problem. Afterwards the SSD has the partitions, just empty.

I imaged a restored HDD using Macrium Reflect, then restored it to the SSD and it is fine, I am in process of using ABB to backup SSD, which I will then wipe and try to restore to using SSD backup - this will tell me if it is a size issue, because I noticed Reflect performed TRIM operations on the SSD during the restore process, so am thinking maybe WInPE doesn't have this capability.

I have seen reports of WinPE not working with NVME disks, but nothing about SSD's, plus the hardware list in Active Backup shoes the exact model of the SSD. Could it be a driver issue, specifically ehstor.sys as I don't see it in the WinPE system32 folder? If this is the case, does anyone know what the inf file is for this driver, I can't find it anywhere.

Any help greatfully accepted
 
47
23
NAS
DS412+, DS1815+, DS1817+ (HA), DS1019+, DS416slim
Update:

I restored to SSD with Macrium Reflect, which I noticed used trim to fit the 1TB image onto 240GB SSD. I backed up SSD with ABB, then wiped SSD and restored 240GB SSD straight back to it. A short google later and I found out that WinPE doesn't have ability to invoke SSD TRIM. In fact Macrium Reflect is possibly only solution that does!!

Just to be 100%, I used command line in ABB restore USB to manually partition SSD to exact size of partitions in HDD image, it still didn't work. If it wasn't for fact I have a usable SSD backup at the smallest SSD size in use where I work, I would consider modifying script X:\activebackup\resources\create-new-partition so that the data partition just uses all available space, but even that would be hard to implement as that file is created by the restore media USB, so I would have to let it fail, then manually copy updated script into X:\activebackup\resources. I don't know if I copuld even do that if it is write-protected or not.

Anyway. SOLVED

Gonna leave this one to Synology. Feature request for ABB restore to smaller SSD
 

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