How does TrueImage handle system drive when in use?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by SimpleSimon, Mar 9, 2007.

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  1. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Registered Member

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    So far I'm very impressed with True Image. I do have one question that I can't find an answer to...

    I'm booted into Windows, I run TrueImage to create a backup of my C: drive, where my Windows, programs and data are stored. While the image is being created I add an email account and download it's email, check newsgroups and edit a document. Finally, the image is finished.

    Say that my email configuration is written to the image BEFORE I add the email account, but the mailbox contents are not written until after I downloaded the email for the new account? Same with newsgroup pointers and messages download. What about edits to my document?

    You can see I'm trying to figure out how True Image can create an image from a drive that's currently in use.
     
  2. foghorne

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    You should consider that any changes you make after the point that the backup has commences will not be part of that backup. See these links :

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=754303
    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/resource/tech-talk/2003/disk-imaging-2-technology.html

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  3. bodgy

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    TI loads the disk image in chunks or stripes whatever metaphor you like into RAM as a buffer. The after doing it's stuff, chunks it out to your backup drive.

    This is the reason why if you have flaky RAM, TI doesn't work very well. It may use some virtual ram, but in my tests it uses RAM entirely.

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  4. SimpleSimon

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    Very cool.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello SimpleSimon,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Please notice that Acronis True Image uses snapshot technology when imaging a drive that is currently in use. For details please see this post.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
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    Hi Marat,

    I think that link was already provided a few days ago.

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