Cloning over Network?

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  1. gus_zernial

    gus_zernial Registered Member

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    I want to clone the system "disk" from one WinXP system to a new
    system on a LAN. In each case the system "disk" is a RAID 0 volume,
    striped across two drives. Is there a way to do this with Acronis
    True Image 10.0?
     
  2. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

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    First, are the two systems identical in hardware? You can't clone or restore an image to different hardware with predictable results. If the hardware is different, see the messages on Universal Restore.

    Personally, I don't think this will work because you have to have access to both drives during the clone operation. The source is OK, but the target is likely to get knocked off the network and cause the clone to fail.

    If you can't move the hard drive on the target machine to the source machine, consider making an image of the source machine and storing that image on an external hard drive which can be moved to the target machine for the restore.
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello gus_zernial,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please note that jmk94903 pointed to two very important things: possible hardware difference of the source and target computers and ability to clone over network.

    First of all, please be aware that Clone disk tool of Acronis True Image (any version) can be used to clone hard drives of the local computer only (connected locally to the same computer).

    In addition, as jmk94903 noted in case with transferring the system to a different hardware (which could be incompatible with the most critical drivers of the original system) we recommend that you use Acronis True Image in conjunction with Acronis Universal Restore. Acronis Universal Restore technology provides an efficient solution for hardware-independent system restoration by replacing the crucial Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and mass storage device drivers.

    Note that Acronis Universal Restore is a plug-in for corporate versions of Acronis True Image and in your case we would recommend that you use Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation.

    Acronis Universal Restore uses with image archives and you can find basic instructions on how to use it here. Detailed instructions can be found in the Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation User's Guide.

    We recommend you to download and install the free trial version of Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation to see how the software works on your computer.

    Please also be aware that the trial version of Acronis Universal Restore is not available on Acronis web site. In order to obtain the trial version of Acronis Universal Restore please contact Acronis Support Team. Explain your wish to obtain the free trial version of Acronis Universal Restore and provide your personal information (full name; phone number along with the area code; company name, if any) along with the link to this thread. We'll provide you with the free trial version of Acronis Universal Restore as soon as possible.

    Note that as a user of Acronis True Image Home you can purchase upgrade to Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation.

    Thank you.
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    Aleksandr Isakov
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2007
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