Re: Acronis True Image Help!!
- From: "Derek Baker" <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 19:09:01 +0100
"Neil Maxwell" <neil.maxwell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On 22 Aug 2005 06:37:22 -0700, zigipha@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>The "secure zone" is a partition on the HD used to store full and
>>incremental images from the active partition. It is managed by TI (i.e.
>>tosses out the old images when it runs out of space. If you just want
>>to make DVDs that have theimage of your drive, you dont need to bothe
>>with secure zone.
> The downside of the secure zone is that it's on the same HD as your
> data, so a failure of the HD wipes out your secure zone too.
Doesn't have to be true, mine's on a separate (physical) drive.
>>A high level step by step
>>1. make an emergency boot disk(recovery disk)
>>2. restart the PC with the boot disk
>>3. tell it you want to save the partition, pick the partition as
>>thesource and the writeable drive as the destination.
>>4. verify the integrity of the newly created disks
>>5. verify you can boot with the newly created disks
> This will work, but I make the backup on a second HD, then burn it to
> DVD. It's a good bit faster and more reliable, for me at least, and
> the writing software can verify directly after the write.
> Regardless, it's critical to verify that your boot disk works, that
> you can read the backups from it, and that the integrity of the backup
> is good, as in steps 4 and 5.
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