Cloning added to TeraByte apps

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Brian K, Jun 26, 2009.

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  1. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    The latest version of IFW, IFD and IFL, ver 2.40, has partition and whole drive cloning in addition to the usual image/restore functions. Cloning can be done from Windows or a boot disk.

    Edit.... When restoring an image you can choose to have either a cylinder-aligned or a 2048 sector-aligned partition.
     
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    Which would be the better choice for what circumstances?
     
  3. Brian K

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    In most cases you would restore to the same alignment. If your alignment gets messed up then you might want to change back to the original. For example, partitions created by Vista and Win7 are 2048 sector-aligned. Using a partitioning or imaging app that is not 2048 aware will convert the partition to cylinder aligned. I understand this can lead to performance issues with SSDs and striped RAID. New HDs in the pipeline (not yet released) rely on 2048 alignment for high performance.
     
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    I did wonder why it wasnt updated for around a month.
    Ive updated all the products and created new boot discs.
    I dont have a need for cloning atm but its useful to have.
     
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    Same here. I've tested cloning the OS partition from Windows and from IFD. It is so easy to use and it allows you to break Dan Goodell's first rule of cloning.

    http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/partsigs.htm
     
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