How to copy/move backups from Secure Zone to another drive or volume?

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  1. lm089

    lm089 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    this relates to Acronis True Image Home 10.0.

    Obviously my notebook's hard drive is dying. So first thing I tried was to create a backup of its system partition using Acronis Startup Manager, but there are lots of bad sectors, so *if* the backup ever should be finished it won't be of much use,I'm afraid.

    So this obviously means a new hard drive. Now, on my *dying* drive I installed a Secure Zone partition that contains a rather recent backup of my system partition. I ran a system check on that backup and it seems to be OK. My question now is:

    how can I get the backup out of the Secure Zone if I can't really restore its contents to my hard drive?
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    If you run chkdsk /r on the drive several times, until it returns no errors, you might be able to create a new backup. Save it to an external USB drive (or somewhere else besides the SZ). I had to run chkdsk six times on one drive before it stopped showing new errors. After that I got a valid backup, restored to a new drive and it worked fine. (The errors were not in critical system files.)

    It is possible to copy .TIBs from the SZ.

    One approach is to use a Knoppix boot cd and mount the Acronis SZ partition (it's FAT32). See this post.

    Another is to change the partition type as in this thread: Can I copy the secure zone image as a .tib file?

    Once you have access, copy the files to another location (USB drive, network share, another internal drive, etc.)
     
  3. lm089

    lm089 Registered Member

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    Cool, that's what I was looking for (but most probably was using the wrong search words).

    Thanks, I'll give it a try tonight.

    -Lothar
     
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