Size of sector-based backups

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by rounder, Jun 27, 2010.

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  1. rounder

    rounder Registered Member

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    If I do a sector-based backup of a very large partition, say around 700GB, and more than 90% is free space, will I need 700GB of media to burn it to, or will the free space, especially if contiguous, be condensed to a very small number of bytes.
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    The image size would be about 35-40 GB, depending on the compression level used. The program gives an estimation of the size.
     
  3. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

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    Free space is always excluded from backup, if raw mode is not enabled.
     
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