really True Image ?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by codechisel, Sep 1, 2005.

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  1. codechisel

    codechisel Guest

    Hello ...
    just to make sure ...
    When using, say, recovery software, like easy recovery, i may recover quite alot of erased files, even after format ...
    What if I do the same on a (true image) recovered HD ( another disk ) ?
    The question is : Image is smaller because empty sectors are not saved;
    So what is an empty sector ? Real- no-data sector ? sectors with non referenced data ?

    Thanks
     
  2. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

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    When you restore an image from True Image, think of if as partitioning the hard drive, reformatting it and then writing each sector back from the image of the used sectors. Everything is there from when you made the image, but nothing is left from before you restored the image.

    As far as I know, if a file was not allocated in the FAT, it is not part of the image. So, don't expect to recover lost chains or deleted files from a restored image.
     
  3. codechisel

    codechisel Guest

    Thanks for the answer !

    ...match what i thought ...

    Hope i'll have time next month to have this tested ...

    /code
     
  4. Chewbacca42

    Chewbacca42 Guest

    Does it actually format the disk ?

    Think I will invest in a image software like this soon

    I have a few hard drives and no image backup yet :) only file backups which is good..

    But bad for loss of C: drive if it happens :(
     
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