Why are my images so large ?????

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by sickcityxiii, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. sickcityxiii

    sickcityxiii Registered Member

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    Acronis True Image Enterprise 9.7

    I've searched everywhere on the net for this for 2 days and I can't find anything.


    I have basically a brand new system here with an 80 gb hard drive. Only 6 gigs are used (windows updates, drivers). This will be an image for new computers.


    Whenever I run Acronis TI, it estimates my image will be 3.4-3.7 gb's and take 15 minutes....

    However, my backup takes 2 hours, and it results in a 18+ GB Image !...everytime, no matter the compression.

    There aren't too many options when setting up the backup, so I dont know what other options I have o_O?

    I'm backing up to an NTFS External USB drive.

    Oh, and I used ghost to do the same thing and it resulted in a 3.2gb Image....which is what I expected.

    Please, Does anyone know how I can get acronis to do this properly o_Oo_O?
     
  2. jehosophat

    jehosophat Registered Member

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    Please run the command Chkdsk -r and see if this fixes the problem.

    I had the same problem. I had several crossed allocation units which meant that Acronis created a backup file larger than all the data and programs on my system.

    :)
     
  3. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

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    Have you run CHKDSK d: /R (where d: is the drive letter) on all the drives? Results like this can happen if there are errors on the drive.
     
  4. sickcityxiii

    sickcityxiii Registered Member

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    Well...since two people said it....I'll give it a try :)


    Although, Like I Said.....it's a brand new system so I'm doubting the hard drive is bad....

    And I still dont see how this would solve the issue in my situation. Ghost did it in it's expected time and size, but i'm having a hell of a time with making the image bootable/usable. I prefer acronis.
     
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