Are all recovery disks the same?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Hiawatha, May 26, 2006.

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  1. Hiawatha

    Hiawatha Registered Member

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    Is the recovery disk that I make in any way unique to my system?

    In other words, if my system died and my recovery disk was found to be faulty, could I simply find another ATI user (of the same build) and borrow his recovery disk?
     
  2. mark3

    mark3 Registered Member

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    I cannot see why that would not work unless the recovery disk is stamped, somwhere, with a serial number and designed to recover only images created with that serial number. However, reading through one of Acronis official posts, I don't think that such a problem would occur.
     
  3. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Hiawatha,

    No, the bootable rescue CD isn't unique to your system in any way. It's content is only specific to the version/build of TI that created it. In other words if you upgrade or update TI then you need to create a new rescue CD.

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  4. bVolk

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    The Rescue CD is not system dependant, but it is Build dependant.

    Meaning, that you won't be able to restore an image created with Build 3567 or later with a Rescue CD created from a pre-3567 Build, since the image file format has been changed starting TI Build 3567.
     
  5. bVolk

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    Hello there Menorcaman,

    It seems telepathy makes the two of us start at the same time, only you type faster... :D :D :D
     
  6. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hi there bVolk,

    Ah, but you included the important bit that I forgot to mention, namely that the file system changed with Build 3567. Perhaps a case of more haste equals less speed :D :D.

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