Difference in Backup Types

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by dnbreaks, Mar 31, 2007.

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  1. dnbreaks

    dnbreaks Registered Member

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    Hello all. I just installed ATI10 and was setting it up. When reading about the My Computer, My Data, My Application Settings, and My Email backup types in the user guide, it isn't very clear (to me anyways) what the real difference is. Will doing a My Computer backup include everything that is done in the other three? Or do I need to do four separate backups? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    The My Computer backup gets everything.
     
  3. writedom

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    Using the "My Computer" option allows for the backup to be mounted (Very Handy).
     
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    Writedom - Would you mind expanding on what "mounted" means. Thanks.
     
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    It means you can "look" inside the Image backup and copy individual files or folders to wherever you want.
     
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    It means ATI opens the backup image file as if it where a logical disk drive. It assigns a drive letter and it looks in explorer just like a disk drive.You can explore and copy files from the "mounted" image jsut as you could from any other drive.

     
  7. Acronis Support

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    Hello dnbreaks,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please notice that the My Computer backup creates an image of a whole hard drive, while My Data, My Applications and My Email create file-based backups (2 latter use predefined set of files, while for My Data you choose them yourself). For more details about backup types please see the chapter 3.1 "The difference between file archives and disk/partition images" of the respective User's Guide.
    Please also notice that while you cannot mount file based backups as virtual drives, you can still explore them to view their contents and extract separate files.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
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