Changing HDD Label...

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  1. farmerb

    farmerb Registered Member

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    Just a quickie...

    If I change the C: Drive label under disk manager in windows xp, from 'local disk' to something else, will this affect the backups I have created for this disk?

    ie - will I have to make new backups of C: with its new label?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    It won't affect any previous backup images. And it's always a good idea to label your drives/partitions with meaningful names.

    I'm not sure, but if you restore a previous image you may need to rename the label again. I never paid attention whether TI kept it or not, though I would guess it doesn't.
     
  3. Acronis Support

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    Hello farmerb,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please be aware that Acronis True Image addresses the drives by their letters, not labels.

    Thank you.
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  4. dougeeebear

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    If you change the label of Drive C and then restore a previous backup, the label will be changed back to whatever it was when you did the backup.

    Note to Acronis support... the question addresses drive labels, not drive letters.
     
  5. farmerb

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    Thanks again to the good people of this forum!

    So is Acronis support saying that the drive labels are not available during recovery?

    Cheers.
     
  6. MudCrab

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    The labels are "available" during recovery. That's why it's important to have them so you can tell your partitions apart after Linux gets done reordering them. What is C: in Windows may be shown as E: when booted from the rescue cd. If C: is labeled VISTA and E: is labeled DATA then you'll see those names in the partition list and know what they are even though the drive letters are different.

    I think what Acronis Support is saying is that when TI is working with the drives/partitions it's accessing them by their "currently" assigned letters ( C:, D:, or hda1, hda2, etc.) and not by the label name.
     
  7. Acronis Support

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    Hello farmerb,

    Please note that MudCrab is right in both cases. Namely, first, changing drive label does not affect the backup archives stored on this drive. Second, drive labels are available when you are using standalone version of Acronis True Image (when booted from Acronis True Image Bootable CD, for example). Moreover, as it was mentioned Acronis True Image Bootable CD is Linux based and can display drive letters different from those you see in Windows because Linux has its own rules of drive naming. So, we may recommend you to label your partitions in order to avoid confusion. The labels of disks (partitions) remains the same both in Windows and in Linux.

    Please also keep in mind dougeeebear's comment.

    Thank you.
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