Defrag drive w/Backup Images? Yes or No.

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by ClickCardo, Dec 14, 2007.

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  1. ClickCardo

    ClickCardo Registered Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    This is a question especially for the 11.0 version of TI. Can you defragment the disk where the drive image backup files reside with a 3rd party utility like PerfectDisk or DiskKeeper and then use those images to successfully restore the imaged drive using a boot disk?
  2. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    State College, Pennsylvania
    Simple answer -- yes.

    Longer answer -- don't waste your time. You will succeed in shaving a few milliseconds off the time needed to restore one of these images. Since a restoration is likely to take 15, 30, 60 minutes or so, those few milliseconds gained are not worth the effort.
  3. Bruce Mahnke

    Bruce Mahnke Registered Member

    May 21, 2005
    Woodbury, MN USA
    I agree with Mark, it’s a waste of time. I have Diskeeper 2007 Professional and all drives are disabled except the C-drive. This version of Diskeeper co-exists very nicely with True Image Home 10 and 11.
  4. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Land of the Mooses
    1) Yes , but you don't want to!:D It is sloooooooooooooow!
    2) Maybe maybe not, I've done this in the past and you can potentially foul up the recovery images which are specialized files for ATI you don't want to mess with them ever.

    Put the images on a separate partition or an external drive or DVD and don't mess with them. They are your backups your last line of recovery!

    Please forget this idea!:cool:
  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello ClickCardo,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    As it has been explained, it's possible, but barely benefical. Since images are usually quite large, defragmenting them will most likely take a very long time. Also, if there is a fault in memory transfers or an unmarked bad sector on the drive, intense relocation of data caused by defragmentation will increase chances of image becoming corrupted.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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