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

    Oct 2, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    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 : 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

    Aug 3, 2007
    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?
  3. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    Northern Beaches

    You could try this one out

    Paragon Drive Backup Express is free and available here
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