Exclusive Regions

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Exclusive regions are areas on any object visible on the the R-Linux's Drives panel that are excluded from disk operations. R-Linux never tries to read/write data from/to such area. Exclusive regions are necessary when, for example, there are areas with bad sectors on a hard drive, and it is necessary to avoid any disk operations with such areas to not inflict further damage to such drive and to speed work with it.

Note: R-Linux does not create anything real on the disk. Exclusive regions are virtual objects that do not affect actual data on the disk.

To create an exclusive region

1Right-click an object on the R-Linux's Drives panel and select Create Exclusive Region on the shortcut menu, or

Select the object and select Create Exclusive Region on the Create menu

2Specify required parameters on the Create Exclusive Region dialog box and click the Add  button
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Create Exclusive Region dialog box

Click to expand/collapse Exclusive Region options

Offset:

Start point of the exclusive region

Size:

Size of the exclusive region. Cannot be larger than Disk size.

Numbers in these fields can be in bytes or sectors. If no letters are after the numbers, R-Linux assumes the numbers are in bytes.

See Data Formats for more details.

>An Exclusive Region object will appear on the Drives panel.

Its properties can be seen on the Excluded Areas tab.

To delete an exclusive region

*Select an Exclusive Region on the R-Linux Drives panel and click the Delete button, or

Right-click the selected region and select Remove Region on the context menu.

To change the size of an exclusive region

*Right-click an Exclusive Region on the R-Linux Drives panel, select Edit on the context menu, and add/delete excluded areas on the Edite Exclusive Region dialog box.

You may delete an excluded area by right-clicking it and selecting Remove on the context menu.