Restoring a larger image to smaller drive?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by sergeantcigar, Nov 2, 2004.

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  1. sergeantcigar

    sergeantcigar Registered Member

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    Is it possible to restore an image from a larger (160 gb bootable) drive, to a smaller (120 gb bootable) drive? The larger drive only has about 40 gb of info on it. Both drives only have one partition.
     
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    I have been testing heavily and that is one cool feature. The other imaging products need the original size or more. Often the partition is not full at backup time and you can use an old smaller drive to get you going. Note that the content has to be less than the new drive but it shows pretty pictures and gives you info on what you can or cant restore.
     
  4. Hlemel

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    I am wondering about two things:

    1. Does this facility to restore on a different size drive than the original apply also to TI7 as well as TI8?

    2. What about creating an image of a 40GB drive and restoring it on an 80 GB drive. Would this be a problem for TI7 or for Windows XP in terms of it not requiring re-registration because of change in hardqare?

    Thanks

    harold
     
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    Hello Hlemel,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/products/trueimage/).

    1. Both the 7.0 and 8.0 versions has this functionality.

    2. There shouldn't be a problem.

    Thank you.
     
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