will deleted file traces be copied HD is cloned?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by asj95060, Apr 30, 2007.

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  1. asj95060

    asj95060 Registered Member

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    Since the information of deleted files are still on the HD, when I clone a HD will these traces be also on the new HD or are only allocated clusters of the HD copied?
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    Cloning copies the entire disk as is. Using Backup to create an image will only use the "in use" sectors for the backup.
     
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    Will a backup image be bootable? What are the advantages or disadvantages between cloning and imaging?
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    This has been covered many times on the forum. Search for posts on cloning and you will find many reasons why making an image may be a better solution unless you are changing the hard drive.
     
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    Hello asj95060,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please be aware that there are two approaches available:

    Clone Disk - migrates/copies the entire contents of one disk drive to another;

    Backup - creates a special archive file for backup and disaster recovery purposes (as it's a file, the archive cannot be bootable);

    Please take a look at this FAQ article explaining the difference between Clone Disk and Backup approaches in more detail.

    Actually, Clone Disk approach is usually used to upgrade the hard drive (e.g. install a larger disk), while Backup approach is basically dedicated for the complete data backup and disaster recovery purposes.

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

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
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