Sector-by-Sector Backup

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  1. MTX

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    Can't seem to find the option for the above in Acronis 11.

    Would someone be kind enough to guide me to the option.

    Thank you in anticipation.
     
  2. caseyse

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    I have the Linux server version. While I also don't have a sector backup option, I have been using the "Ignore all read errors that occur during backup operation" hoping this election is providing me sector-level backups.
     
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    A Sector-by Sector check-box appears at the bottom of the screen where you select the drive/partition to be backed up.

    Merry Christmas
     
  4. MTX

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    appster, thank you for showing the way.

    I must be blind not to see it.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
     
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    Perhaps too much eggnog?
     
  6. MTX

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    Yes, the cognac version.
     
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    Why would one check or not check "sector by sector". In other words, what does it do?
     
  8. MTX

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    This feature is very useful when you need to backup corrupted disk drives or to make an image of a partition on which an important file has been deleted.

    This option lets you copy used and unused hard disk sectors.
     
  9. shieber

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    Without sector-by-sector, ATI only copies the sectors that are needed to be able to restore -- so it skips unused sectors, thos occupoied by the paging and hibernation files, etc.

    Sector-by-sector takes all sectors and doesn't care about bad files that might be using them. Iirc, sector-by-sector is very slow and has some other serious limitations. It's something you would use only if you had a sepcial need, liek trying to backup (and hopefully be able to restore as much as you can of) a disk with known bad files, etc. It's like hand cranking your car engine. If the battery is dead, it's a useful feature but you wouldn't want to use it as a matter of course.
     
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    I'm very pleased to hear of these new options. With the addition of user-selectable sector-by-sector imaging, the ability to ignore read errors and of course the new image encryption options, I'd say that ATI has finally become a mature imaging program.
     
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