Image compatibility of different Acronis TrueImage versions?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Eggoon, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. Eggoon

    Eggoon Registered Member

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    I suppose newer Acronis TrueImage versions are downwards compatible so that older images can be restored with the newer Acronis TrueImage versions. However, I suppose the reverse is not or not always true.

    Can anyone tell me what the compatibility looks like between different Acronis TrueImage versions? Can certain older versions of ATI restore images of newer versions? Are newer versions of ATI really *always* downward compatible?
     
  2. Xpilot

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    My own experience is that backwards compatibility is alive and well. I have restored V8 and V9 images images with V10 of TI home. I doubt that forward compatibility is supported and I have never come acoss circumstances which would make this essential.

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  3. MudCrab

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    This was gone over a while back. If I remember correctly, build 3,677 or later of TI 9 could restore backup images created with TI 10. Files & Folders backups had some problems.
     
  4. Xpilot

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    I am obviously missing something here. Why having made V10 images would one want to restore them with the version 9 program or the version 9 CD? With V10 installed and a V10 CD I would choose one of them to do a restore.

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  5. MudCrab

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    It's not a common scenario, but it has come up on the forum. There have been cases where a backup was made with TI 10 and then when the user tried to restore the backup from the rescue cd it wouldn't work (TI 10 wouldn't run or it wouldn't recognize the hardware, etc.). Since TI 9 would run correctly from the cd, they could use it to restore the image. In that case, I think it was driver changes between TI 9 and TI 10. Something in version 10 wasn't working correctly on the system.
     
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