Terabyte IFW Restore WinRE UFD - Add other programs

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  1. tyee

    tyee Registered Member

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    Yesterday I purchased the Terabyte 3 pack and just now tried my first backup and restore. Went perfect! Thank you very much Terabyte!

    However just for fun, before I made the ISO for copying to the UFD, I used imagex.exe to mount the WinRE.wim that Terabyte had made. I added drive snapshot.exe to it, then saved, then had makedisc.exe copy the image to the UFD. Then I tested the recovery out and like I said, worked fine. I tried to run snaphshot.exe but it would not run. Something about the system was missing something for it to run. Can anyone please explain why a plain old exe will not run but Image for Windows runs fine??
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    tyee,

    Did you use a 32-bit Drive Snapshot in a 64-bit TBWinRE?

    Edit.. I just tried a 64-bit snapshot.exe in a 64-bit TBWinRE. It's fine.
    You don't need to put snapshot.exe in the .wim. It works fine from another UFD.
     
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  3. tyee

    tyee Registered Member

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    Hi Brian
    Gee, I think you may be right. That would do it I suppose.

    OK, thanks for the tip!

    One fast question Brian - I left all IFW settings at default during backup and restore. Is this recommended? I looked at them all and didn't really see anything I wanted to change.
     
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  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    tyee,

    In IFW Settings, Geometry tab, I tick "Align partitions on 2048 sectors". Because I have 2048 sector aligned partitions. But this setting only applies to restores and not to backups.

    For Backups (apart from the defaults) I prefer
    Validate Byte-for-Byte
    Enhanced Speed - A compression

    For Restores (apart from the defaults) I prefer
    Validate Before Restore
    Validate Byte-for-Byte
    Write Changed Sectors Only if restoring to a SSD

    But if you only want to use the defaults, that's fine.
     
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