New boot CD necessary when updating?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by albrecht, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. albrecht

    albrecht Registered Member

    Dec 7, 2006

    there seems to be an update out for our Acronis TI Workstation 9 and I wonder if I will have to create a new boot CD with the new version or if the old boot CD will also do its job in case of trouble?

    With best regards,
    S. Albrecht
  2. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    As a rule of thumb, if the upgrade is within a version but to a newer build, then you want to make a new boot CD when you update but it isn't necessarily so that an older one won't work for a restore. Newer builds will often have updated or added drivers and that can be a help -- sometimes, for your particular hardware, it won't matter.

    If the upgrade is from one version to another, definitely make a new bootCD and save the old. The new one should be compatible with the backup files made with the previus version -- but they might not both work on the same hard ware setup, so if the new Boot CD doesn't work, your old one might -- if the file format hasn't been changed. Going from ATI 10 to 11, for example, the file format changed so ATI 11 can handle ATI10 files on those hardware setups where ATI 11 works but ATI 10 cannot handle ATI11 files on any machines at all. That's the reason you should make a neew BootCD when a new version is employed. However, If the ATI 11 BootCD doesn't work on your hardware setup even though ATI10 does, then you need Acronis to get you a specially made ATI11 bootCD for your hardware or you need to revert back to ATI0, which is the reason to save your ATI10 Boot CD.
  3. stevewa

    stevewa Registered Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Where do you store your backup cds / dvds / hard drives?

    So after you make the boot cds and the hard drive backups, where do you store them? In a fire proof safe in your office, or at a remote location, or both?

    Where is the line between sanity and paranoia ?
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