when will ShadowProtect be able to restore an image to a smaller partition?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i'm a fan of ShadowProtect 4 , it's a great program
    but with some very stupid lacks

    for example
    is not able to restore an image(without shadow protect installed inside the image) to a different hardware

    but mostly it can't restore an image to smaller partition

    they are talking even from v3

    does someone know (maybe it's registered in storecraf) when will be able to restore an image to a smaller partition ?


    i guess it's the only software
    for example i have a partition of 100GB , with data about 1gb
    i make an image of this 1gb
    and i can not restore to a partition of 80Gb :thumbd: :thumbd:


    thanks
    cheers
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    It's not that it's stupid. The problem is the obvious way to do it, violates copyright restrictions.

    In fact all though convoluted, there is a way to do it. Check their forum or the documentation. I've done it but it was so long ago, I've forgotten the procedure.

    Pete
     
  3. Raza0007

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    How would restoring your personal data to a smaller partition violate copyrights?
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Restoring to a smaller partition is becoming more popular, especially with the advent of SSD. Other uses are...

     
  5. napoleon1815

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    I think the technology to do this is "prohibited" by use of SP due to some copyright law(s)...I read about this once before but regret I don't recall more details. I will see what I can find out.
     
  6. wat0114

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    What I've always done when I wanted a smaller target partition is restore to the necessary target size the image requires, then use something like Partition Wizard to resize the partition to something smaller, then of course image the smaller re-sized partition. Although a bit time consuming, it works fine.
     
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    Is it only prohibited for Shadowprotect? Every other major imaging utility provides the ability to restore to a smaller partition. If the technology is patented by someone else, all SP has to do is to pay them a license fee.

    or am I missing something here?
     
  8. wat0114

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    -http://www.storagecraft.com/kb/questions.php?questionid=88

     
  9. aladdin

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    And, then they charge an arm and a leg for it.
     
  10. wat0114

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    Agreed, they charge a lot for it, and I've complained about this before, but in the end, it's the best imaging/restore software I've used. I would buy it again.
     
  11. napoleon1815

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    Pricey, yes....licensing a little much, yes...however it's one of a small set of tools I have no issue trusting. There are so many free and cheap partition management tools out there you can always resize after the fact. HOWEVER, I totally get the frustration with it. It's been "on the radar" over there for ages and never seems to materialize. It's no deal killer for me, but I can appreciate the ease of doing the resize and restore using one tool on one job rather than using many tools, etc. Hopefully it will be coming!
     
  12. mantra

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    may i know about copyright laws?

    because acronis , paragon , active and almost every image software can do it
     
  13. mantra

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    this procedure?

    should be this http://www.storagecraft.com/kb/questions.php?questionid=88 ?
     
  14. Peter2150

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    Re: this procedure?

    Yep thats it.

    I think the issue re copy write and the fact it's in the works comes from the fact, that the easy way to do it directly is what is copyrighted, and what they are working on is doing in a different way that wouldn't violate the copy right. May not be all that easy.
     
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  16. mantra

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    Re: this procedure?

    but mount the image and give the command xcopy z:\* c:\ /E /H /R /K /O /X /Y

    should work!
    i did a test with drive snapshot and it works
     
  17. andylau

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    Re: this procedure?

    right, it's work
    but if you need to do this, you need not to have an imager
    because you can also do C:\* X:\ /E /H /R /K /O /X /Y, it's free:D
     
  18. mantra

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    Re: this procedure?

    sorry did not get it ...
     
  19. Brian K

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    Re: this procedure?

    I wouldn't trust this with Vista or Win7 in view of the multiple Junction Points...

    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kb...nTips/Administration/CopyingUserProfiles.html
     
  20. andylau

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    Re: this procedure?

    I mean if you can use xcopy to restore, you can also use xcopy to backup your OS
     
  21. mantra

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    Re: this procedure?

    :)
    now i got it
     
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