Spliting the Image question

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by rrice, Sep 14, 2005.

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  1. rrice

    rrice Registered Member

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    I use TI at work to image my customers hard drives, before wiping and reloading. It saves me a lot of time, and makes sure i don't forget to back something up.

    I then burn the image to a dvd for storage. However, i have a few that are too large to be burnt to a dvd. This is where my question comes in.

    Instead of selecting a single image, and i break it up into smaller size images,

    1 - when i open the image on the customers system so i can now pull their images, documents, etc off, would i have to open each image seperatly, or would the first image pull needed data off of the others?

    2 - or do i have to open all the smaller images and then search for everything?

    the manual doesn't seem to go into this much.

    Thanx in advanced.
     
  2. rdgrimes

    rdgrimes Registered Member

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    You can choose any file in the image and TI will direct you which file to access next. But why not just use a HD to image to and from? Most systems will allow you to connect one somewhere, and TI supports them all.
     
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    All the pieces of the split image need to be in the same folder (or on a single CD/DVD) to be Explored. Selecting any part of an image to Explore will open the entire image. It is not possible to open only a part of an image. If the image is on two DVDs, you will have to copy the parts back to a hard drive and put them in the same folder before you can Explore the image.
     
  4. rrice

    rrice Registered Member

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    I do image them to another HD. The problem with this is, my HD is filling up because of some of the images tha are too large for a DVD. And i wasn't sure that if splitting them would cause a problem when trying to retreive files to put back on the customers system.

    A lot of times, the HD has crashed due to an error in the operating system, thus, i can't boot it. So i image the HD to save the files, then begin work on it. With some of my clients, and just starting to use TI, i was a little worried that using multiple images, i would mess something up, and be unable to recover their files. And that i can't due w/o getting reprimanded by my boss.

    JMK:

    Thanks. I have to image a system today that is over the standard dvd size, so i will give this a try.
     
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