Copy image from secure zone

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by 2nickelstripper, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. 2nickelstripper

    2nickelstripper Registered Member

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    I understand that you cannot delete images from the secure zone, but is it possible to copy a particular image to a different location?

    I spent hours setting up my computer after a format, followed by creating an image in the secure zone I do not want the auto folder manager to delete once more are made.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. thomasjk

    thomasjk Registered Member

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    No you cannot copy images from the SZ. Its automatically managed by TI. If you want you can set up a separate folder to store your images with TI11 either by using the backup locations feature or manually managing the images your self. See this thread for info on BACKUP LOCATIONS don't work(they actually do). The thread was written for V10 but applies to V11 also.
     
  3. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    Users have reported success copying image files from the SZ using several methods.

    1) Restore the image and make a new image, saving it to a non-SZ location

    2) Using Knoppix to mount the SZ partition to copy out the files. See this post: Save images from Secure-Zone

    3) Using Acronis Disk Director to change the partition type to allow files to be copied out. See this thread: Can I copy the secure zone image as a .tib file? and the thread linked in Post #4.

    I haven't tried any of these, but as far as I know, the SZ is still FAT32 in disguise.
     
  4. 2nickelstripper

    2nickelstripper Registered Member

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    Hmmm.

    So, I have one full image and three differentials in the zone currently.

    If I reduced the size of the zone, would it delete the differentials or the full image first?

    If the differentials first, I can increase the size again and create another diff to replace that which was lost and keep the original image.
     
  5. FBMachines

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    I've also had luck copying the images in a SZ by booting into BartPE or Reatogo.

    Corey
     
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    Hello all,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software


    We'd like to inform you that Acronis Secure Zone(TM) was designed as a hidden partition, so no other programs can access it. Therefore, you can't copy your images from Acronis Secure Zone by means of a file browser like Windows Explorer.

    The easiest and most secure way of getting the information you need from Acronis Secure zone is indeed to recover the data from images in Acronis Secure Zone and create new image to another location if needed. You can also do this with Acronis Bootable Rescue Media if you don't have the operating system installed on your drive or the operating system is unbootable.

    Please be sure that changing the size of Acronis Secure Zone doesn't affect the images stored there. The program simply won't allow to make the size of Acronis Secure zone lower than the size of all files stored there at particular moment.

    Thank you.

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    Eugene Bogdanov
     
  7. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

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    Or you can jsut skip using the Secure Zone. It's obviously not secure if someone wants to use a Boot CD to get at it.

    Backup to regular partition -- you can copy or delte backup files to your heart's content if you con't use the secure zone. Also keep some copies of backups on a spare drive off-site if you want data safety from flood and fire.
     
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