Defragmenting and True Image

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by John Farrar, Nov 20, 2004.

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  1. John Farrar

    John Farrar Registered Member

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    I have created Full and Incremental backups. Having since defragged the hardrive will this have any effect on restoring the images I have or the future images? I want to make another Incremental Image or should I start with another Full?
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    John
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello John

    No, defragging wont effect your ability to restore an image.

    As to your second question, note that TI uses "in-use" sector based imaging. An Incremental only copies those in-use sectors that have changed/moved since a previous image. Because defragging shuffles most of the in-use sectors around, your next incremental will probably end up the same size as a full image. The choice is yours whether you continue with the incrementals or create a new "Full".

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  3. John Farrar

    John Farrar Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply and advice. I think I will start again with another Full.
    Cheers
    John
     
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