whats the diff ??

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by max0071, Jul 4, 2006.

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  1. max0071

    max0071 Registered Member

    Jun 24, 2006
    ok.........whats the difference with choosing "the entire disk or individual partitions"...........and ............."files and folders" and choosing all the files and folderso_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O??
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Entire disk makes an image of all the partitions on the disk and the MBR. Individual partitions just does the selected partitions with MBR. Files and Folders backs up the selected Files and Folders not the entire partition. Restoring an image of your C drive will give you a bootable disk, Files and Folders likely won't. Since the partition backups bypass the file system and operate at a sector level they are much faster than a files and folders backup.
  3. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

    Apr 10, 2005

    File and folders backup is way to slow to be of practical use.
    That's th emain reason, I finally stopped using Retrospect earlier this year.

    Also, unless the latest build has fixed the problem I described elsewhere, TI may not backup all files in a files and folders backup. See http://www.standards.com/index.html?CreateFileFailure.
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello max0071,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    When you back up files and folders using file-based method, only the data, along with the folder tree, are compressed and stored.

    The entire hard drive/partition backing up allows you to create an image from the sectors that contain data, creating an exact duplicate image of the hard disk. Because the product creates a backup in this way, it can backup everything on the drive, including both your accessible data as well as open Windows files - system files, the master boot record (MBR), partition tables and any partition-based boot records.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 9.0 in the respective User's Guide.

    You may also find Acronis True Image 9.0 FAQ page helpful.

    Thank you.
    Tatyana Tsyngaeva
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