Clone to smaller disk?

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  1. X1088LoD

    X1088LoD Registered Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    I have a 100GB disk with about 20GB worth of data on it. I want to clone it onto a second hard drive with 60GB. I have seen where this is possible with Acronis. I have the full True Image 11.

    I followed one method where I created the .tif image and tried to restore it on the 60GB drive, but the option was grayed out to select it.

    Can anyone give me some advice on how to do this or if you know a way that it is possible to clone a HD to a smaller disk.

  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Jan 28, 2005
    NSW, Australia

    It depends on the position of the last sector in use. Even though you only have 20 GB of data, you may have used sectors beyond the 60 GB mark. Usually, but not always, these sectors can be moved by a defragmentation.

    The best way is to use a partitioning program and resize the source partition to slightly less than 60 GB, create an image and then restore the image to your new 60 GB HD.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello X1088LoD,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for delayed response.

    Please notice that it's also possible to clone from one disk to another without creating an archive first. Please see chapter 14 "Transferring the system to a new disk" of Acronis True Image 11 Home User's Guide for detailed instructions.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
  4. GroverH

    GroverH Registered Member

    May 10, 2006
    Massachusetts, USA
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