Image Size not accurate (55GB instead of 33GB)

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Max Altmann, Jul 22, 2005.

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  1. Max Altmann

    Max Altmann Registered Member

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    Hi

    I have the following problem when I do create an image with the wizard:

    - Using Image Creation Wizard (TrueImage v8.0 build 903)
    - creating a Full Backup image archive with COMPRESSION LEVEL being HIGH
    - On external HDD connected via USB2
    - Estimated Size of the image is 33.6GB
    - When Image creation has finished and I check the image file it is 55.5GB

    How can this be? I would like to have a compressed image.
    Can somebody help?

    Thank you
     
  2. Chutsman

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    What is the size of your uncompressed drive that you are imaging?
     
  3. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Max,

    How much "Used space" are you imaging?

    The image size reported by the Wizard is only a rough estimation based on the number of in-use sectors it thinks it needs to backup. If your HD contains a large number of precompressed files e.g. jpeg, mpeg, mp3 and vob, then TI's estimate will come out on the low side.

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  4. Max Altmann

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    Internal Disk capacity 72GB
    Used Disk space 64GB

    External Disk capacity 152GB (which I am using for Backup purposes)
    created Image size 57GB

    Yes I have some .vob and .exe files on it.

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    The .exe files should compress well but the .vob (and any other multimedia files) are already heavily compressed and therefore TI can't compress them much/any more.

    Of the 64GB used space, how much of it is taken up by .vob, .gif, .jpg, .mp3 and other multimedia files?

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  6. Max Altmann

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    Probably 42-44 GB. Hmmm, that does probably explain it, right?
     
  7. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hi Max,

    Absolutely!!

    Happy imaging (and not too much restoring I hope) :)

    Regards
     
  8. Max Altmann

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    Menorcaman,

    Many thanks for your help. I do appreciate it.

    Viva Espana! :D

    Max
     
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