Restore to smaller HDD

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by rendez2k, Aug 14, 2008.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    My suggestion of bigger drive may not be that helpful.
    Why not post a screeny of your defragger results.
    FWIW: Rejzors front end for sysinternals contig/dfrag tool -may- be the best bet at a 'compression' defrag run on the data/disc space issue http://www.excessive-software.eu.tt/ : Powerdefragmenter

    We may be kind of losing opportunities here: image with BING or IFW and keep it somewhere: can pull files out later.
    go for partition shrink and then image and restore.
    We haven't got to Hardware dependent restore issues yet..

    Heh: maybe aim for slightly smaller disc partitions next time ?? :)
     
  2. rendez2k

    rendez2k Registered Member

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    I'm really on the verge of just giving up. I thought I'd be safe with all my SP backups now it turns out there next to useless unless I have a spare drive thats big enough. I shrunk the drive with BING and now I'm getting more disc errors after I thought I'd cured them with a low level format. Anyway, for future reference here is a snapshot of my data. I assume that this means with IfW I could back up and restore to a smaller HDD as the data is all in one place?

    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i37/rendez2k/screenshot.jpg
     
  3. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

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    rendez,

    You could try this one out

    Paragon Drive Backup Express is free and available here
     
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