Transferring image file to another system?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by vareniky, May 9, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. vareniky

    vareniky Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    Posts:
    37
    hello all
    I would like to know what do I need in order to transfer my existing images to another pc with different geometry and configuration since right now I am running a AMD, IDE drives, machine and will be running an Intel CPU, SATA drives with an entirely new set of drivers. Do I need to create a bootable DVD and store my images there?
    Do I need Universal Restore?
    Thank you
     
  2. DwnNdrty

    DwnNdrty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Posts:
    3,335
    Location:
    Florida - USA
    If, by "transfer my existing images", you mean just to store them on another pc then just do as you would any other file. But if you mean Restore the Images on another pc then you need to make the bootable True Image cd made from a Version of True Image that will take the Universal Restore add-on. You will also need the drivers for the computer being restored to and have this available during the Restore process.

    Universal Restore does not work with all versions of True Image. What version do you have?
     
  3. vareniky

    vareniky Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    Posts:
    37
    version 91.3886
    But my question is do I have to create a bootable DVD? to write or restore the image to a new SATA HDD? Can TI and UR do it from a bootable image and resize partition? Thanks
     
  4. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Posts:
    4,751
    Your answers aren't totally clear on whether you want to actually restore an image to the Intel machine and then run the resulting OS or whether you just want to store old images on the new machine. For the latter, Windows copy works fine, if it is the former case then:

    The traditional method is to boot with the TI rescue CD and restore the image stored on whatever device to the "new" drive. For a while now TI has allowed you to create images on DVDs and include the components to make the DVD bootable but I've never done it.

    TI allows you to resize partitons on restore.

    You are going to have some work to do to use an image of an AMD/IDE drive on an Intel/SATA machine. TI's Universal Restore is supposed to accommodate such things and it is an addon license for TI workstation which I believe you version number indicates you have.

    Others have done this fiddling with drivers and Windows repair. It it were me, I'd be doing a clean install - lots of times, the hard way is the easy way.
     
  5. vareniky

    vareniky Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    Posts:
    37
    I want to run imaged partition on a new Intel/SATA machine I know that that implies a lot of work with drivers and updates, then again running a new installation and all applications may take me days to do it.
     
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Posts:
    25,885
    Hello vareniky,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Remote Workstation Disk Backup Software.

    Please notice that Acronis solution designed to restore a system to a different hardware is Acronis Universal Restore. Please notice that it is not a separate program, but an add-on solution that complements Acronis True Image corporate versions.
    Please be aware that in order to function properly installed Acronis Universal Restore must be the same build as Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation (in your case 3886). Don't forget to recreate Acronis Bootable Rescue Media after installing the add-on.

    There is an option to resize when restoring partitions.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation and Acronis Universal Restore in the respective User's Guide.

    Thank you.
    --
    Marat Setdikov
     
  7. vareniky

    vareniky Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2005
    Posts:
    37
    Thank you looks abundantly clear to me
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.