Some time ago I created a backup of an EXT4 partition with Clonezilla. Now the HDD crashed and I lost some important data.
The size of the image of the partition is 50GB. I tried to restore this image to a 200GB HDD but it turned out that the size of the original partition was 500GB. Since I don't have a 500GB HDD for dumping available I figured out how to force Clonezilla to ignore it by passing
-C to partclone. But while recovering it stopped with the error
target seek ERROR:Invalid argument.
I could imagine that the data on the partition is fragmented so that the actual bitmap doesn't fit. Is there a workaround for this? I have a HDD with about 600GB available but I don't like touching the partition table or such. Ideally would be a way to restore it to a mountable image. (ISO or such)