How does True Image handles a file restore?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by wchull, Feb 22, 2005.

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  1. wchull

    wchull Registered Member

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    Note that I'm still a bit fuzzy about how TI handles restore of a single file or folder from a backup set. According to the doc, if the backup set is one whole image or all the parts of the backup set are copied to a single location, then you can expose the contents of the image and perform a restore of a single file or folder. When it does this type of restore does TI just fetch the file from the backup set and copy the file back to the hard drive to wherever the file system determines is free space? It seems to me that it would have to do it this way otherwise a restore of a sector might overwrite new data that had previously been written to the file space recovered by the file system when the origional file was deleted.
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello wchull,

    The easiest way to learn it is to try ;) But the answer is that when you explore the image Acronis True Image mounts it as a virtual drive in read-only mode. After that you will be able to copy any file in the ordinary way. So it will not be copied to the same place on the disk and no data will be damaged by this operation.

    Thank you.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
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