Incremental Speed Really Slow

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by florida_guy, Aug 5, 2007.

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  1. florida_guy

    florida_guy Registered Member

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    The Disk Director log is saying operation terminated by user but it didn't give me any choice.

    Nothing that seems useful in the Event Log.
     
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    This is a familiar story. Both of the Acronis programs, TI and DD, boot into a Linux recovery environment when doing any modifications to the partition that Windows is running from. If your hardware is not supported with the included Linux drivers then the process will fail, but since Windows is not running at the time there won't be any log to examine to see what went wrong. To make matters worse, TI gets more attention from the developers and has more up-to-date hardware drivers than DD, so you may have a machine that gets along fine with TrueImage yet does not with DiskDirector. In your case I suspect that your SATA controller is probably the source of the problem.

    But, you can work around this while waiting for Acronis to update their hardware drivers. First I would use the Rescue CD to boot into the "Full" version of DD. Once running, make sure that you can see all of your disk drives. If not, you'll have to reboot into the "Safe" mode of DD to see your SATA disk.

    Once you are running the rescue version of DD and can see your SATA drive, then create your new partitions on the drive. When finished, reboot back into Windows. This step will complete the operations that modify the Windows C: partition. From here you can work on the other partitions in Windows without needing to reboot into the Linux environment.

    If you have images of the partitions that you would like to move to the new drive then just use TI to restore them to their target partitions.
     
  3. florida_guy

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    Thanks for the explanation. I was able to move one of my data partitions from the old drive to the new drive using the rescue CD. Then I rebooted but I still wasn't able to move my second data partition from the old drive to the new one using the Windows program after it rebooted. I still had to use the rescue disk to do it.

    This isn't a big deal since I don't move partitions a lot and since the machine has to reboot anyway... but it is good to know that it doesn't mean I have something set up wrong.
     
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    When I move or restore a partition does any disk fragmentation that existed get replicated as well or is it eliminiated as it would be if you copied files from partition to partition?
     
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    Based on the following stats I would have to declare this thread a success! :) Thanks to all who helped expecially MudCrab who really rooted out the problem.

    With the new SATA drive as C: D: E: these are my new times
    C: D: E: to USB external
    13 files 54 GB 1 hour 9 minutes
    Immediate incremental of C:and D: (which change regularly) 2 minutes 84,482 KB

    With the new SATA drive as C: D: E: these are my new times
    C: D: E: to ATA internal
    13 files 54 GB 38 minutes
    Immediate incremental of C:and D: (which change regularly) 2 minutes 44,642 KB
     
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    These times look really good. I'm glad you have it working and you're welcome for the help.
     
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