Making Image takes ~20 min. BUT restore takes ~2 hours???

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Charlie Wisc., Feb 19, 2006.

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  1. Charlie Wisc.

    Charlie Wisc. Registered Member

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    I like using TI 9.0 build 2337 with my Dell 8400 desktop. It works just fine - taking ~20min. to image ~14 gig.; and about the same time to restore using Rescue CD.

    I received a Dell Inspiron 6000, notebook, for Christmas. It has ~80 gig HD, with ~6 gig of OS/programs on it. I setup a second partition [~13 gig] on this hd, just for TI-images. I bought a second license and installed TI 9.0 build 2337 on the notebook. Then used the notebooks CD drive to make a "rescue CD".
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    QUESTION: It takes TI ~ 20 minutes to image & Check Image of the ~6 gig of stuff on the C: drive. Putting this image on the second partition. I've no problem with this timing, I guess, 'cause the notebook's HD runs at 5400 rpm vs. the desktop's 7200 rpm.
    But using the notebook's rescue CD to restore the C:'s image & check files takes nearly a full 2 hours. The restored C: drive seems to work just fine. But why 2 hours to restore, vs. only ~20 minutes for the desktop? I'm hoping Acronis ( or some user ) can offer suggestions.
    Thanks
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Charlie,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please create Acronis Report and Linux system information (sysinfo.txt) on your laptop as it is described in Acronis Help Post and submit a request for technical support. Attach the collected report file and information to your request along with the link to this thread. We will investigate the issue and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
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    Kirill Omelchenko
     
  3. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

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    FWIW, I had to do a full HDD image restore the other day on one of my computers, where a full HDD image backup takes about 14 minutes, including verification. The restore took over 2 hours, without doing a verification before restoring.

    I did have to set the acpi=off no apic to get the restore CD to run properly and perhaps that has something to do with it.

    sh

     
  4. Joshua Jou

    Joshua Jou Registered Member

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    Answer:
    try to optimize the hard disk settings at Bios level

    Reason:
    XP knows how to optimize the hard disk when backup
    TrueImage Restore does not optimize the hard disk, only use the default
     
  5. Charlie Wisc.

    Charlie Wisc. Registered Member

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    Joshua:
    Thanks for trying to offer some help. But I'm not knowledgable about computers enough to know what you're talking about. I have sent Acronis the reports they requested, and await their response.

    Meanwhile, if anyone can offer some help for a real computer "newbie" please do so.
     
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