Need help getting things clearer

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by leifli, Oct 1, 2006.

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  1. leifli

    leifli Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I´ve downloaded the trial version too see if this is the tool I need. I´ve read the manual that follows, but since I´m not an native English speaking person, I´ve some problems understand the differences between backup, images and clones o_O

    What I need is mainly two things:
    1. Possibility to restore my hdd if (for some reason) it would crash. If I use the Image function, will I be able to restore all information from my "old" hdd. Meaning that I don´t have to reinstall all programs etc...?

    2. If I get me a new hdd. Is it the Clone funtion I use to "move" everything to the new hdd?

    To make this short, what´s the difference between Cloning and Imaging?

    Would very much appriciate help with this. Please, also in an "easy" English ;)

    Take care
    Leif
     
  2. TheQuest

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    Hi, leifli

    A Clone is Copy of one HDD to another HDD.

    An Image is a copy of all of an HDD, or a Partition on a HDD in a compressed file called a .tib file, you can also make an Image of data file, which can be created [backed up to] on almost any media. [CD, DVD, HDD, USB HDD, etc].

    I hope this is of some help.

    PS: etc = et cetera, means many more or others.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
  3. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

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    When cloning, everything on the source drive is put on the destination drive so that the destination drive looks jsut like the source -- you can seel all the dirs and files -- they're all there.

    An image type backup takes copies allthe data on the source drive and packs into a file, which then can be used by ATI to unpack all that content from that backup/image file onto another disk.

    Note that if the source drive in question is a system drive, the backup or clone will work correctly as a system drive if used as a system drive in the same machineas the origianl source drive -- but in a diff machine, with diff hardware, the original content might not have the right drivers.

    sh
     
  4. dld

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    To add to the above read this.
     
  5. leifli

    leifli Registered Member

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    That´s very helpful information :)

    That note about the need to keep to the same hardware is also very important. I didn´t notice that in the manual.

    Thanks a lot guys. Much appriciated :thumb:
    Leif
     
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