Acronis Universal Restore Question

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by countryboy, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. countryboy

    countryboy Registered Member

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    I read some where that some one had an image (Windows XP Professional SP2) from Acronis True Image Workstation 9.1.3718 stored on an external usb 2.0 hard drive and tried putting the image on a computer with different hardware, but the usb adpater on the older computer was usb 1.1. Also, they said there build was Acronis True Image Workstation 9.1.3718 but the build they were using for Acronis Universal Restore Workstation plug in was 9.1.3534. When they tried restoring the image off the external usb 2.0 external hard drive on to the older computer (usb 1.1) with different hardware, they said it was going to take around a day to restore.

    What was more likely the cause for the slow restore, the fact that the old computer had a usb 1.1 adapter and not a usb 2.0 adapter or the fact that the Acronis True Image Workstation 9.1.3718 and the Acronis Universal Restore Workstation 9.1.3534 didn't match in the build version?

    I also read that some people made a BartPE Boot CD with the Acronis plugin with Universal restore which suppose to work. Is it better to use BartPE Boot CD or www.reatogo.de (which uses BartPe) with the Acronis Universal Restore feature? I also read that using this boot cd restore is much faster.

    As you can tell from my post my biggest decision in purchasing imaging software is one that will allow me to restore an image to computers with different hardware (I have way too many windows xp professional SP2 images) and that it doesn't take a day to restore as I'm hearing reports that Acronis Universal Restore plug in is taking that long to restore an image to computers with different hardware.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. jaycee

    jaycee Registered Member

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    USB 1.1 is the bottleneck : 1,2Mb/s

    Nothing to do with the different versions.

    BartPE and Reatogo are the same almost, Bart is "lighter" and needs to be added what you want.
    I use BartPE.

    The Universal Restore Plugin doesnt lengthen too much the process, it does must work after reboot in windows.

    Good work!

    Jaycee
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Registered Member

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    jaycee,

    Thanks for your answers.

    So you use BartPE.

    Do you use the BartPe for restoring your acronis images to other computers or do you use the Acronis Rescue media cd?

    Also, if you use the BartPe for restoring your Aconis image is it hard to add the "Mustang" Acronis True Image Workstation 9.1.612 and up (with or without universal restore) plugin and does the plugin work great?

    One last thing, once again if you use the the BartPe cd, to get the "Mustang" Acronis True Image Workstation 9.1.612 and up (with or without universal restore) plugin to work do I have to have Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation and the Acronis Universal Workstation Restore plugin installed on the same computer that I installed BartPE?

    Thanks once again!
     
  4. jaycee

    jaycee Registered Member

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    Hi

    I use Mustang's BartPE Plugin, works like a charm... but if it works for usual cases you can use Acronis's rescue CD, that usually works well.

    Mustang's plugin is very easy to use, you launch the .BAT file to copy all needed files and get key to use it. You can launch that bat file on the computer that has the software, and then copy the folder to the BartPE computer.

    Jaycee
     
  5. silver0066

    silver0066 Registered Member

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    I use BartPE with Mustang's plug for restores to the same computer. Mustang's does not work with Universal Restore to restore to another laptop of the same make [Dell]. I use the Acronis Linux disk for Universal Restore. It takes much longer, but at least it boots. Mustang's does not boot after the restore with Workstation 3718 with UR.
     
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