What is trueimagemonitor.exe

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by timos, Jul 22, 2004.

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  1. timos

    timos Registered Member

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    Greetings everyone,

    I just installed TI7 and noticed the following three processes get loaded at bootup:

    1) trueimagemonitor.exe
    2) schedhlp.exe
    3) schedul2.exe

    I assume 2 & 3 above have something to do with the scheduling feature of TI7 (a feature I don't plan to use). I would like to disable all three (via msconfig). Can anyone tell me why I would need trueimagemonitor.exe?

    Thanks for your help.

    Regards... timos
     
  2. beenthereb4

    beenthereb4 Registered Member

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    I don't think you can image in Windows without any of the three.
     
  3. 666

    666 Guest

    You don't need trueimagemonitor.exe.
    You DO need schedhlp.exe and schedul2.exe

    Unfortunately, the TI coders messed things up here.

    If you stop these 2 processes from autostarting at bootup, TI should load them on demand (i.e. when you hit the 'make image' button) and stop them when the image is made.

    TI doesn't.

    So you're options are:

    a) let them run at startup

    or

    b) start them manually when you want to make an image

    or

    c) make a batchfile and a few shortcuts:

    Of course, you can also make images when you boot from the acronis CD. You don't need to have TI installed for that, so nothing loads when it's not needed.
     
  4. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    I have been also wondering about those 3 files.

    With all due respect, I really would like to see a clear and full explanation by Acronis.

    I didn't need trueimagemonitor for making a full backup at the moment I choose to do so.
    As I said before, but that is strictly only my personal opinion (which of course can be changed later), I really only want to use TI-7 as I did with TI-6: making a full backup image when I want to do that...
     
  5. f123

    f123 Guest

    Or use Bootit ng. Most of these "imaging issues" can be avoided if you create and restore the image file outside of windows. It's almost idiot proof because the software will always be able to obtain a lock on the partition to be imaged/restored.

    The things people would do just to save 30 seconds of reboot....

    F.
     
  6. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    A little bit more about those scheduling exe's on a W 98 SE system:

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe

    Maybe you might also have the following one (it could be that this is there if you installed TI-7 over TI-6 (without uninstalling/deleting TI-6)):

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule\schedule.exe
     
  7. MICRO

    MICRO Registered Member

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    f123,
    You mention Bootit ng. to create and restore the image outside of windows.

    TI7 will also do that, won't it ?

    Regards.
     
  8. beenthereb4

    beenthereb4 Registered Member

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    Here is the accurate quote directly from Acronis:

    "TrueImageMonitor.exe -- Acronis True Image Monitor
    This program provides the interface between running Acronis True Image
    tasks and the user. It allows to observe the tasks progress and cancel
    the running tasks. It is started when a user logs into the system and
    terminates when the user logs off.
    This program is not required by Acronis True Image to perform its tasks,
    and can be terminated if you think it occupies too much memory, but you
    will loose the ability to control running Acronis True Image tasks.

    All Acronis resident modules uses very little amount of physical memory
    in normal state (when no imaging or other task is performed) since
    operating system swaps them off to the swap file on the hard disk."


    In my mind, you need this so you can see the progress bar.
     
  9. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Thanks beenthereb4 for the quote !!! :)

    Oops, looks like I completely missed that one; my fault :oops:

    Regards, Jan.
     
  10. f123

    f123 Guest

    TI will work outside of windows if you reboot with the TI boot disc.

    F.
     
  11. 666

    666 Guest

    'All Acronis resident modules uses very little amount of physical memory' is NO excuse for running background processes when they don't need to run.
    Most people run more than just Acronis, and if each of them runs unnecessary proceses 'because they use little memory' it adds up to a major resource hog.

    'operating system swaps them off to the swap file'... maybe, maybe not. If you tell windows not to use a swapfile, they stay in memory forever.


    I'm sure Acronis programmers read this forum. When TI8 gets out, I expect these autostarting things to be gone. That script a few posts up can't be too hard to code into the next TI version!
     
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