Cloneing

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by badger, Dec 17, 2004.

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  1. badger

    badger Registered Member

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    I hope this does not seem like a silly question.(2 actually) What I want to know is:-
    Can I clone my C drive unto my External USB Drive (this is cased). then if my C Drive HDD fails or whatever,can I remove the external drive with the cloned image, instal it as my master drive into the tower and then be up and running?
    If this can be done and I clone my C drive is it then left as it was? in other words does the cloning just copy and not move the contents of my C Drive. Thanks.
     
  2. JBAT

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    Yes you can do so. It works, it does a carbon copy of your drive.
     
  3. badger

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    Thank you for that. Can you also tell me if I can then install the Ext. drive with the cloned image into the tower, make it the master and offI go?. I ask as the clone would have been done to an USB ext.(Cased ) drive.
    I have an Image made on this drive (the Ext. one) but do not trust myself to be able to restore if needs be. Thanks again for your help.
     
  4. Acronis Support

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    Hello badger,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    You are able to clone your disk to any other disk (either external or internal) and then boot from it after the proper installation in BIOS (set it as a boot device). Since you make a clone to a similar disk and plan to use in the same computer you don't need to perform system preparation and all the data at your source drive will remain the same.

    Thank you.

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    Thank you for your reply,which I only saw and read today. My intention was to install the Ext. Drive into the Tower,making it the Master. Are you saying that ,provided the Bios is altered to make the ext drive bootable(is this possible?) then I can leave is as a USB External Drive, or have I misunderstood. Thanks
     
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