How to restore image to virtual partitions ?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by DeLorean, Mar 17, 2006.

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  1. DeLorean

    DeLorean Registered Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    With which program can i create virtual partitions,
    so that i can roll out an image to this virtual partion?
    To be able restore (roll out), Acronis Ti recognise only the physical partitions that shows up in disk management.
    Writing an image(.tib) with Acronis Ti to an an virtual partition is no problem,
    but that's not the question.

    The programs that i allready tested to make virtual partitons,
    shows up the partitions only in "My Computer" and not in Diskmanagement and i think as long as the virtual partition not shows up in Diskmanagement Acronis Ti wont recognise the virtual partition as destination to roll out an image.
    Now the question is, which program do the trick?
    It must be possible because if you plug an image, the image shows up in Diskmanagement as an real partition.

    The aim of this is the following :

    1) Create an image of C: (windows) partition to D: partition,
    2) Roll out the image to an virtual partition per example E:
    3) Make changes to the roll out image, example filepermissions etc
    4) image the virtual partition again to D:

    Image contains an OS.
    VMware etc... are not an option because i want to use
    it on a wide range of computers (from slow ones to fast ones at different locations) and i dont wont to install VMware just for 5 minutes an than remove it again.

    Thanks in advance for the reply's

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello DeLorean,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please be aware that Acronis True Image allows imaging\restoring partitions of physycal hard drives only. The only virtual drives that are officially supported are VMWare virtual drives. Moreover, Acronis True Image should be installed under VMWare itself (you can also boot your virtual machine from ISO image of the Bootable Rescue CD) in order to be able to image\restore it's virtual drives.

    As far as I understood from your explanation, your main purpose is to be able to edit a disk\partition image. We therefore glad to inform you that 9.1 corporate products family which has just been released has a capability of mounting an image in a read\write mode. If you are interested in Home version Acronis True Image 9.0 then please note that the new build of Acronis True Image 9.0 Home having the capability of editing a disk\partition images will be released in the nearest future (several weeks in fact).

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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