Partition to partition clone

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by visch1, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. visch1

    visch1 Registered Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    What am I overlooking? I’m using TI 8.786 always to image C partition, which have on occasion saved my a.. using the image on the same partition. One of my drives is 300 Gs, another 250G. Both have about 5 partitions, the first ones are 20G for system. Win XP Pro SP2, all current UD, virus clean and spy ware clean, optimized about 2 times a week.
    One of the drives is approaching full, photo items, each pic I save is around 10-14 meg.
    In installing a new drive I don’t want to copy all 250 G of the first drive. How do I just make a copy of C partition to the new drive leaving me to partition the rest of it myself with PM 8 for my needs? TYIA
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello visch1,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image (

    We regret to inform you that current version of Acronis True Image doesn't allow you to copy separate partitions, only whole disks. If you need to copy a partition with data you may use another powerful Acronis tool called Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 ( It will also allow you to repartition you drive without data loss easily.

    However if this partition contains operationla system it won't be bootable. In this case I can recommend you first to clone your hard disk and then delete unnecessary partitions.

    Thank you.
    Ilya Toytman
  3. rharris270

    rharris270 Guest

    Could the solution be as simple as (1) use PM8 to make partitions on the new disk, (2) use TI8 to make an image-file of the getting-full partition onto one of those new partitions (or on an external USB disk), (3), then use TI8 to restore the image-file to one of the **other** partitions on the new drive? This is not as convenient as a direct partition to partition clone, but it might work.
  4. feddup

    feddup Registered Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    I'm not answering this threads topic but I own Partition magic 8 and wondered if anyone had used them both successfully. It wasn't easy to get True Image to work so I didn't want to rock the boat. PM8 is handy but i didn't know if it would "play" well with TI. Sorry for intruding on the thread.
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