Defrag

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by tiptop78, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. tiptop78

    tiptop78 Registered Member

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    Hi,
    new to ATI, just to verify a point please. Reading the help manual & the posts here, if I defrag I make a full, not a incremental backup.
     
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    That is the recommendation. An imaging program makes a map of in-use sectors rather than do everything through the files system which is much slower. When you de-frag you move the in-use sectors and to the imaging program this looks like data changes and it then will back them all up. Much better to just make a new backup when this happens because you will likely end up with an incremental or differential about the same size as the original.
     
  3. TheWeaz

    TheWeaz Registered Member

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    I find it easier to schedule any defragging around the full backups, not the other way around - if that makes sense.
     
  4. tiptop78

    tiptop78 Registered Member

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    Thank you for your answers, I was a bit confused over this. The scheduling of full backups and defrag, seems a good idea.
     
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