Few questions for True Image Users

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Peter2150, Oct 23, 2004.

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  1. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hello All

    I just downloaded the latest Trial Version of True Image 8 and have a couple of questions.

    1. I successfully imaged my drive, and then did an integrity check. Worked
    perfectly. Also I was able to browser the image and open files contained
    in it. Finally I was able to boot to the recovery CD and also check the
    image that way. Worked fine. What would you estimate the probability
    of a successful restore.

    2. Can I do a test restore to an external drive verify the image. Don't want
    do it to my main drive.

    3. If I purchase the full version, should I do a complete uninstall and then
    do a clean install of the paid version.

    4. If I want to save an image on DVD would it be better to write directly to
    the DVD or can I first go to an external hard drive, and then burn the files
    to the DVD. Which way might be better.


    Thanks for the time to read and respond.

    Pete
     
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    ^Ale Registered Member

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    Hi Peter,
    1. I had never problems with TI8 so I think 100%
    2. You can't restore with trial version
    3. Yes, you must uninstall trial version, because you can't register trial (they will give you a link to download the full version)
    4. I don't know because I save my images to ext HD
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Pete

    I've never had a problem writing direct to DVD although a few others have. If it works reliably for you then use it (it's a lot more convenient) but if not, then use the two-step method. Be aware though that you can't write direct to DVD when in the Boot Rescue mode. Check out the additional info here.

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  4. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Thanks Everyone

    My restore question was relative to the full version. If I have a big enough partition on an external drive, can I do a restore to it to test the image.

    Thanks again, Pete
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Provided TI can "see" your external hard drive I see no reason why not. You'll probably have to set the restore partition type to "Primary" as you can only have one "Active" partition at a time.

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    Silly question time. How do you make that change, and can the new "Primary" drive be an external firewire drive under Win XP Pro?
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hi again Pete

    During the restore process, depending where you are restoring to, you'll be given the option to restore the image as either a "Active", "Primary" or "Logical" partition. You will also be given the option to resize the partition being restored.

    See Chapter 5 of the True Image User's Guide for a full explanation of the restore process. If you haven't already got the guide, it's available for download here. It's well worth reading prior to using TI for the first time.

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    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Once again Thanks Menorcaman

    Just read what you suggested. Looks if I read it right you could restore to an external disk, select Primary so it can restore everything, which should confirm the image is good and then do a quick format to erase the disk. That certain would accomplish what I am after.

    Pete
     
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