What is"Acronis True Image Backup Archive Explorer" in Device Manager.

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  1. cybernomad

    cybernomad Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I am using Acronis TI2009 on windows xp sp3. what is the Acronis TI Backup Archive Manager under Acronis Devices in the Device Manger. Why is it there?
     
  2. babac

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    Hi cybernomad,
    It's there to manage the image mounting provided by Acronis, where drive letters have to be assigned to the virtual drives.
     
  3. cybernomad

    cybernomad Registered Member

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    Thanx...

    any resource links u could provide me on this...

    Thanx again
     
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    babac Registered Member

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    Hi cybernomad,
    No ,sorry but for the time being, the only reliable resource I know on this matter is me....:doubt:
     
  5. Vlad V

    Vlad V Registered Member

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    AFAIK, the only explanation is given in UG (p. 14):
    "When installed, Acronis True Image Home creates a new device in the Device Manager list (Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Acronis Devices -> Acronis True Image Backup Archive Explorer). Do not disable or uninstall this device, as it is necessary for connecting image archives as virtual disks (see Chapter 12. Exploring archives and mounting images)."
    Vlad V
     
  6. Acronis Support

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image

    Acronis True Image Backup Archive Explorer allows users to mount partitions from images by means of Mount Image wizard in Acronis True Image products.

    There are two ways to mount an image:

    - Mount in read-only mode
    - Mount in read/write mode

    When mounting in read-only mode the mounted partition appears in a file manager and the user has only read-access to it.

    Then mounting in read/write mode the drivers allow the write requests to be processed. As a result there will be created an additional *.tib file, which is appended incrementally to the mounted image. This incremental image includes all the changes made to the sectors of the mounted partition.

    Please note that the drivers will process absolutely all write requests, including the requests of the operating system. Windows operating system starts changing some sectors during the process of mounting the partition and organizing the access to it. So there will be an incremental image created even if the user did not access the mounted partition by means of any file manager.

    The special TimounterMonitor.exe process monitors the mounted images and constantly checks if there is enough space on the storage to save all the changes made to the sectors of the mounted image. This process starts at the System Startup.

    The drivers for mounting image archives provide low-level API for mounting images in Windows and assigning drive letters to them.

    Thank you.

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    Oleg Lee
     
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