image and clone

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by janez, Mar 11, 2005.

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  1. janez

    janez Guest

    Hi


    I can't find exact explanation what is the difference between imaging and cloning - can anybody explain please ?

    Is cloning process of creating (image) file from source (disk, partition) and cloning is process of creating target (disk, partition) out of image (file).

    Also, what is the difference between drive, disk and volume ?

    TIA

    Janez
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Janez,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    Please read the follwoing article concerning the diference between imaging and cloning:

    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/faq.html#9c

    As for the terms, please refer to our on-line FAQ for Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 starting from the article

    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/faq.html#14

    If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
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  3. como

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    Forgive me for butting in but your FAQ states

    "When you use the Disk Clone tool, you effectively move all of the contents of one disk onto another disk. This function allows you to move from a small disk drive to a large disk drive without having to reinstall and reconfigure all of your software. The migration takes minutes, not hours, but it is not generally used as a backup strategy."

    Does the term "move all of the contents etc." mean that the original drive is wiped or are the contents only copied ?
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello como,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    You may choose whether you want to wipe the old drive or not. Please see the User's Guide (Chapter 7) for the detailed instructions on how to perform transferring.

    Thank you.
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  5. como

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    Thank you for the reply Ilya, I should have read the manual
     
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