How to be certain restores are complete??

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by JamesUSA, Dec 6, 2005.

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  1. JamesUSA

    JamesUSA Registered Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    I'm relatively new to the subject of cloning and imaging disks. In the course of reading many posts in the forum, I notice a "religiously" careful concern by folks that each build is tested to be sure that it does in fact restore properly.

    My question do people in this forum go about determining if a build is thoroughly restoring everything - and that all that is restored is "good." ??

    It's hard to image that folks spend time going one file at a time over thousands of files to verify. And, it is hard to image that one really knows if restores are "good" absent some kind of thorough assessment.

    I'd like to implement some practical, standard procedure to assess restores from backups and imaging, and would very much appreciate suggestions.

    Thank you.

    TI8, TI9, DD9, DD10,
  2. noonie

    noonie Registered Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    This has been suggested many times.
    Test a complete restore or clone to a spare hdrive. That is the only 100% way. Simply, if it boots, then it is a complete picture of the original.
    If you want to compare disks file by file, then there are numerous free utilities available on the net for this.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello JamesUSA,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please note that Acronis True Image 9.0 allows you to check the integrity of the restored disk/partition file system. To verify the file system integrity you should select Check file system after restoration option during restoration.
    Please read more in section 5.3.10 of Acronis True Image 9.0 User's Guide.

    If the file system of the restored disk/partition is fine, you can be sure that an image has been restored successfully.

    If you have any further questions concerning our software, please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
    Tatyana Tsyngaeva
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