Instead of cloning All partitions - can TI just clone s single partition?

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  1. Rick7

    Rick7 Registered Member

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    In other words, I have a 5 partition 750 GB HD, and my question is can Any version of True Image when you select a disk to disk Clone on a pair of HD's, why isn't here an option to be able to clone just one Single partition, instead of the only option that I can see which is to clone all partitions of the entire HD's at once? I'm asking when doing a disk to disk to be able to Clone just one at a time. Over the years I have found this to be conveniently useful in some situations.

    My DriveImage 2002 has this feature and I have used it just fine, however my question is can Any version of True Image do this too?

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    note: I don't want to use separate .tib's to do it in this particular case, and others.
    The backup partition's in question are 120 GB full of compressed data - and I don't have room to make huge multiple .tib's of them somewhere and is not my question, but disk to disk cloning of just a single partition on multi-partition HD's is. Thank you.
     
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  2. TheWeaz

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    You can create an image backup file of any partition, but cloning is for whole disks.
     
  3. jonyjoe81

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    Yes, just can do an image backup of "my computer" and only choose the partition you want to backup. The backup will be on a compress TIB file, This TIB file contains everything that is on that partition and it is what you will be restoring.

    Clone = complete hard drive to hard drive copy
    image backup = single partition backup and restoration.

    Both will work about the same, any bootable partition that you backup will be automatically bootable when restored.
     
  4. Brian K

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    Rick7,

    I like a single partition cloning option too. Very handy. TI doesn't have it. Others do.
     
  5. Earthling

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    It does have it, but it's called a sector-by-sector backup. But it's a clone in all but name.
     
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    It's just splitting hairs. If you do a sector-by-sector image with no compression you've got a clone.
     
  8. TheWeaz

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    No, I don't believe that's correct. A sector by sector backup still results in a .tib backup image file.
    A clone is NOT a file containing the disk data, but an exact copy of the disk.
     
  9. Brian K

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    We shouldn't change definitions to suit the circumstances. This thread refers to "cloning" and that means directly copying one partition to another partition without an intervening imaging step. Sure, you finish with the same result whether you use an image or not, but the OP asked about cloning.
     
  10. Rick7

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    I thought I was clear in my original post but I see it was misunderstood multiple times, and so I've edited it to be precisely clear.
    (Brian all your replies were correct. TheWeaz understands too)
     
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