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  1. sirmugen

    sirmugen Registered Member

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    Hey guy... yes I'm a newbie, and I have a newbie ?

    When I try to make a backup of a partition that is 13 GB used out of 30 GB. I use the highest compression possible, and the image size is 17 GB o_O Then I tried it again and the output file is 12 GB. During the process the estimated file ouput size is about 8 GB.

    I backed up my C: drive and everything went smoothly and the output size was what was estimated.

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    sirmugen Registered Member

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  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello sirmugen,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please make sure that you use the latest build (937) of Acronis True Image 8.0 which is available at: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/support/updates/

    To get access to updates you should create an account at:
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/my/
    then log in and use your serial number to register your software.

    Please also check each partition of your hard drive by Windows utility:

    - For Windows 9x please use Windows menu Start\Run
    then enter the command "scandskw" and test all drives;

    - For Windows XP please use Windows menu Start\Run, then enter the command
    "chkdsk c: /r" "chkdsk d: /r" for every partition of your hard drive.

    Please note that you will need to reboot your computer in order to scan the system partition.

    If the problem still persists after installing the update and checking the hard drive then please provide me with the more detailed information on the problem:

    - Describe actions taken before the problem appears step-by-step.

    - Tell me whether you tried to create full or incremental image.

    - What file system the partition that you are imaging has?

    - Where do you store your images?

    Thank you.
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    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Sirmugen,

    I noticed that you imaged a data drive. What sort of files do you have on the D: drive? If it's DVD movies I'm not surprised about the image size as those files won't compress. The estimated image size is just a guess and the type of data will affect the final image size.


    What are the figures when you image the C: drive? Imaging data drives is less rewarding than imaging system and program drives. Many people do a data backup on data drives instead of an image.
     
  6. sirmugen

    sirmugen Registered Member

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    Brian K

    Yes it my data drive, I have: pictures, mp3, video clips, my school work, etc.

    It doesn't have DVD Movies on there, I have that in another partition, thats where I'm storing my TI image.

    When I did my C drive.. everything went smoothly...and the estimated file size was what it came out to be.

    "The estimated image size is just a guess and the type of data will affect the final image size." ... if thats true... then that fine...I was just wondering why my image size was not the same as the estimated size.

    Thanks guys
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  7. rdgrimes

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    Do you have any sort of recycle bin program running? Check your recycle bin file size and properties.
     
  8. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello sirmugen,

    Well, I would agree with Brian K.

    Moreover, as you said, you have pictures (jpeg format most likely :)), mp3 and video clips on that partition.

    The compression rate for these types of files is usually pretty low.

    Thank you.
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  9. sirmugen

    sirmugen Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the help guys...

    sirmugen
     
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