Image larger than source

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by rklv, Jul 22, 2006.

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  1. rklv

    rklv Registered Member

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    Using version 8, creating an image of C: drive which has 56GB of data and the resultant image is 65GB.

    Why is the resultant image larger than the source?
     
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    If you have a lot of compressed files like mpegs, jpegs, zips, etc and you are asking TI to compress the archive, it can be larger due to compressing an already compressed file. If so, select no compression in the backup options.
     
  3. furballi

    furballi Registered Member

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    The cluster size of the source partition may be smaller than the destination partition. I know that Ti6 changes the 2K cluster size of my source partition to 4K when I restore the image file. Larger cluster size translate to larger used space.

    Imaging a compressed file should not increase its size, however, I haven't tested Ti9 to confirm this.
     
  4. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    It isn't the imaging it is compressing an already compressed file again.

    Have a look at this rather wild example:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=137571
     
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