Image vs Clone

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by bbingham839, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. bbingham839

    bbingham839 Registered Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Excuse me if this has been answered elsewhere :)

    I just installed the trail version of Acronis TI 9.0 and would like to know the difference between an Image and a Clone.
  2. carp11

    carp11 Guest

    Look in the FAQ section on this website. It has a good answer for this
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello bbingham839,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please note that there are two approaches available:

    Clone Disk - moves the entire contents of one disk drive to another;

    Backup - creates a special archive file for backup and disaster recovery purposes;

    As carp11 said above, please read more in this FAQ article.

    Actually, Clone Disk approach is usually used to upgrade the hard drive (e.g. install a larger disk), while Backup approach is basically dedicated for the complete data backup and disaster recovery purposes.

    Please also note that we recommend you to unplug one of the hard drives right after the disk cloning process has been finished, since keeping both original and cloned hard drives connected might cause different boot or drive letter assignment problems.

    You can also find more information on how to use Acronis True Image 9.0 in the respective User's Guide.

    Please visit Acronis online store to purchase the full version of the product.

    Thank you.
    Tatyana Tsyngaeva
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