Suggest for ATI11

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by eralnec, Sep 3, 2007.

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  1. eralnec

    eralnec Registered Member

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    My suggest, for the realization of ATI11, is the possibility to exclude folders and file from the image, and, the possibility to restore an image preserving some old folders.
    I've this possibility in my laptop at work (Lenovo) and I've to say it's a realliy big thing!
     
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    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    What program lets you do this on the laptop?
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Well, in my view that would no longer constitute an "Image". Surely you can already achieve a similar result via True Image's "Files and Folders" option? In addition, TI can "Mount" an image as a virtual drive, allowing you to selectively copy files and folders from it to wherever you like.

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    Menorcaman
     
  4. seekforever

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    I totally agree with your view, Menorcaman.

    Such a feature would not add any real benefit and just be another potential source of errors. Rock-solid, fast imaging and restoring is what I really want from TI, not a bunch of frills.
     
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    I have full iso DVD images on my HDD - that I use with Daemon tools - such as dictionaries and law archives. I'd rather exclude those from my backup, 'cause I have the original DVDs anyway.
    I know I can partition my HDD to store the images, but that would mean a bunch of new problems.
    So to speak.
     
  6. seekforever

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    Rather than partition to store the archives partition to store your stuff that rarely, if ever, changes and for which you know you can do a restore from the original DVDs. You can then make one image of that partition if you wish but make images of the rest of the partitions as often as you want.

    I do this with large games like Flight Simulator. The game content rarely changes and if it is lost, I still have the CDs to reload.
     
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    I see your point, but the image of a partition, IMO, is no way "cleaner" than an image without (huge) files, and it has just the same chance to rot the system.
    Restoring anything less than the full HDD with Vista requires a repair I can't even think of w/ my Asus OEM DVD.
    But one's got to use knowledge and caution under Xp too, given the registry and database settings referring to different drives (i.e. partitions), that are likely to bring different "names" if not entirely restored.
    Something simple like ACDSee can lead to strange results if the DB is referring to nonexistent "drives". It's "lucky" to only lose the comments to the pics.
    Let alone Office-like applications installed in so called "program partitions": I almost hear it ticking o_O
     
  8. Brian K

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    Drive SnapShot lets you create an image with certain files and folders excluded from the image. But I agree with other posters in that it's best to have these particular files and folders outside of the system drive anyway.
     
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    I think it is cleaner because I know it contains everything that was in the partition. No need to wonder what might have been excluded.

    Unfortunate, but I'm sure this will get fixed although it shouldn't have been a problem in the first place.

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    Biggest risk is that the drive letters get changed for some reason and this is easily fixed since you aren't dealing with an active partition. Even if the files are all missing the system will still boot and run.

    I think this is missing the point, I only install the very large games whose many MB of files never change in the separate special partition. All other apps get installed in the C partition with the OS. My general rule is to always take the defaults when installing unless I have a very good reason not too.

    It is very comforting knowing that I can blow away the C partition at any time without being concerned about losing any data files I consider important. Also comforting is knowing I can back up and restore the entire partition in a few minutes.
     
  10. eralnec

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    Hey guys, thanks for reply...the program is integrated in the laptop "Think advantage productivity center" and I can assure, that the possibility to exclude (or preserving) folder from Imaging/restoration is a big particular! I've ATI10 at home and, every time I've to restore (more frequent...my son has 12 years....) I've to move to an external drive music photos etc etc...and then recover!!

    Yes I know that i can split my 70Gb Hd in 2 partitions but if I made this my pc warrant it will be not valid!!
     
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