True Image and Powerquest Drive Image

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by malabarka, Apr 11, 2005.

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  1. malabarka

    malabarka Registered Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    I just purchased True Image 8.0 and I am ready to install. On my current machine is Powerquest Drive Image with several backup images on my network file server
    Will coexistance of both on my Win2K workstation cause any problem for my system? In the case I need to delete Powerquest Drive Image, will be True Image able to read and restore from Powerquest Drive Image files?
  2. Fuzzy John

    Fuzzy John Registered Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    I do not see any issue having both True Image and Drive Image residing on the same machine as long as you do not use both to image at the same time.
    However True Image is not able to read and restore from the Drive Image files.
  3. napoleon

    napoleon Registered Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    I currently have Symantec LiveState (formerly PowerQuest V2i) and TI 8 on the same server as I transition to TI. I have had no issues.

    As for reading images, one will not read or restore from the other, as they are proprietary files types (PowerQuest = .v2i, TI = .tib).
  4. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    Here's something that hasn't been mentioned. Make an image of your system in TrueImage. Although TrueImage won't read your older Drive Image files, you can restore a Drive Image file and then make a new image with TrueImage. After that, you can restore another Drive Image file and make a TrueImage image of that. Finally, restore the image made with TrueImage initially to get back to the current setup. When you have done this with all the important Drive Image files, you can delete them and uninstall Drive Image. At that point, you will have all your images in TrueImage.
  5. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

    Aug 19, 2004
    Menorca (Balearic Islands) Spain
    Hi malabarka,

    No problem seen here with TI 8 and PQ Drive Image 2002 installed on same machine. Obviously, one can't read the other's image files although John has posted a handy way of converting PQDI archive files to ATI files.

    Hi there John,


    Regards to you both
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello malabarka,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    However, you were answered already, I would like to confirm officially that Acronis True Image has no incompatibilities with Drive Image. However, it doesn't restore images created with Drive Image.

    Thank you.
    Ilya Toytman
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