Restore image from external USB drive?

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  1. speedaddict150

    speedaddict150 Registered Member

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    Im trying to restore a image onto my SATA raid 0 drives from my backup images located on a external USB 2.0 drive, when I boot with the emergency boot disk the external USB drive shows up but I cannot explore its contents therefore I am unable to select the image i want to restore. So my question is there a way to restore from the external drive onto my raid 0 array? I have already tried altering the boot order and booting the USB drive first. any and all assitance is appreciated!
     
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    Are you getting any error messages? When you select your USB drive, nothing happens? I store my images on a USB 2.0 external drive and I restore from it all the time w/o any problems.
     
  3. Luminous

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    If you computer has several different USB ports try using those. Different ports can be connected to the mobo in different ways. Also, not all the USB ports on a computer run at the same speed.

    From my experience the USB ports found at the back of the machine that directly plug into the mobo are the ones that tend to be the most reliable (yes it would be the ones that are hard to get to).

    Hope this works for you.....as I will soon be getting an external USB drive for my machine shorty.
     
  4. speedaddict150

    speedaddict150 Registered Member

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    Anyone Else

    need some help here
     
  5. NoGuru

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    I presently have one 28 GB unpartitioned hard drive with 19 GB free.

    Tomorrow I'm adding another drive, which will probably be internal, but I've been wondering about the pros/cons, advantages/disadvantages of an external drive.

    Is the only reason that people use external drives that they have no more available space for internal ones? Or is there some benefit to having an external hard drive, too?
     
  6. I use a 40-GB external drive for my backups. I decided on an external drive (for somewhat more money) so I can disconnect it when I am going to be away from the office (a garage apartment behind my house) on a trip. I store this drive away from the office - so even if something happens to the computer my programs and data are safe.

    I schedule an incremental backup every night in the small hours of the morning.
     
  7. speedaddict150

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    Im giving up on TrueImage, I have switched to Symantec Ghost 2003 and It works flawlessly with my external HD.
     
  8. leehigdon3

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    Just goes to show you----

    In my case I switched from Ghost 2003 because I could *not* save or restore images to my External WD Combo Drive, using USB. I could only do so using firewire and not all of my systems have firewire.

    With true image, firewire is a problem, but no problem using USB.

    My theory on this is the Linux drivers and my firewire hardware and/or my motherboard are not 100% compatible and so I see these unexplainable anomalies.

    Alternatively, perhaps my system or the External WD Combo Drive is possessed by Satan and he is using it as a tool to demonstrate his great power.
     
  9. cityman

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    thanks for the idea- that usb ports can be at different speeds. i will try it.

    i have a laptop, with a 40gb external hard drive usb (apricorn). i true imaged it version 8 effortlessly but when i try to restore , i am unable to do so. see my other post [Acronis TI v8 build 764 does not restore] for the details. but maybe using different usb ports is the answer.

    now i have to get ready for using v 7 or v8 and the different usb ports. but it will not be today or this weekend.
     
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