How to create a sector-by-sector raw image

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  1. roland234

    roland234 Registered Member

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    I have a licensed copy of TI 10.0 (build 4871) and I'd like to make a sector-by-sector raw image of the entire 40 Gb laptop hard drive (empty space as well) to a WesternDigital external HDD. The TI wizard doesn't offer that option (or I'm missing it) and I didn't see any options for it. The Acronis knowledge base says it can be done but I can't find the procedure in the TI pdf manual.

    Is it possible to do this? If so could someone post the steps. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. seekforever

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    TI only makes a sector-by-sector raw image if it doesn't understand the file system. There is no command to force it to do it. If you clone the drive to the external you will end up with it but you will only be able to have the clone on the HDD. Any data on it will be deleted.

    Might I ask why you want to do this?
     
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    My laptop hard disk is encrypted and wanted the image to preserve the entire encrypted drive.
     
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    The wizard didn't detect that the drive was encrypted and did not create the raw sector-by-sector image. Possibly if I try this with the TI bootable recovery disk it might work.
     
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    Hello roland234,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please notice that the recommended method to create images of encrypted partitions is using Acronis Bootable Rescue Media. That way they will remain encrypted whether the encryption allows Acronis True Image 10.0 Home to identify the file system or not.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
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