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Restore problem: bad catalog file 28 Jan 2013 23:38 #1167

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I am trying to deploy a new image but it keeps saying that there was an error deploying the image, giving these entries in the log:

Catalog file on image/volume "/Users/timking/Library/Application Support/FileWave/Lightning/ImageLibrary/B2D49ACC-158C-443B-8875-AEBABFB1DF6F/asr.dmg" is too badly fragmented

2013-01-28 23:00:08 +0000 | DEBUG | Could not validate source - Bad file descriptor
XSTA fail

At first I thought it was complaining about the disk image being fragmented, so I deleted & re-added the image, but it kicked up the same error. Then I noticed that it's complaining about the catalog file.

Is it referring to the "libraryData.plist" file? Is there anything I can do about this? Now I can't seem to reimage machines.

Tim King

Re: Restore problem: bad catalog file 31 Jan 2013 18:59 #1179

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Are you running on 10.8.2 or higher?
Can you try with the new version of Lightning and let us know if you still get those errors.


FileWave Lightning Released(fw)
www.filewave.com/lightning

Tested on 10.8.3
Changes in this version
LL-92, Fixed issue where deploying images from a 10.8.2 host machine may fail
LL-91, Fixed issue where new images were created with spotlight indexing disabled
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Re: Restore problem: bad catalog file 31 Jan 2013 22:40 #1183

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I don't know if I should post this here, because it is a competitor's forum, but I had a weird message in DeployStudio under certain sitations when creating images. Image creation always worked, though. Perhaps the post I made will help shed some light on this problem:

www.deploystudio.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?pid=18826#p18826

Re: Restore problem: bad catalog file 04 Feb 2013 15:33 #1188

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Hi sseaton,

As long as you aren't advertising, there is no problem posting link to any other site. Thanks for the suggestions. We'll look into the bad-catalog issue, but we haven't been able to replicate it here in house.

Thanks,
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Re: Restore problem: bad catalog file 04 Feb 2013 20:22 #1189

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I am running 10.8.2. I just tried again with Lightning 1.1, but it generates the same errors.

The image in question is 6.5 GB & was generated by Disk Utility (Create new image from folder > [pointed at the drive mounted via FireWire]; after image was created [& tested by opening it] > Scan Image for Restore...).

I may try copying the image to a Snow Leopard machine so I can use NetRestore.

Tim King

Re: Restore problem: bad catalog file 18 Feb 2013 22:32 #1211

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For what it's worth, I tried restoring the image using NetRestore (on 10.6.8) & it gave me essentially the same error:

dmg is too badly fragmented
Could not validate source - Bad file descriptor

So perhaps it's a problem with generating disk images on 10.8.2. Now I don't have a proper build for that type of machine & I'll try recreating it on a different machine (running Snow Leopard).

Very strange.

Tim King
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