TrueImage 9 makes sector images - was "Disk defragmentation - is it worth it?"




-> In response to the terminal stupidity in the above mentioned
thread, here is the question I posed to Acronis:

I was hoping you could explain what changes, if any, may have been
designed into the "original disk imaging backup option" listed in
True Image (TI) 9 Home. I'm wondering if the terminology has been
changed from "sector-level disk imaging approach" because it has
changed to a file-level disk imaging design (like Ghost).

I also have heard that TI9Home will restore system files first, so a
restored system volume will run faster. Is this true? Is this
further evidence that the disk imaging design has changed
radically? Or has the same TI engine/platform just become much more
sophisticated?

Finally, if there have been significant low-level design changes, are
disk images from prior versions of TI Compatible with TI 9 Home?

Thank you.


-> & here is the official Acronis response. I hope the group may find
it useful to relieve some confusion created by their new marketing
terminology as well as that previous thread.



Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image 9.0
(http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

Please note that the unique technology developed by Acronis and
implemented in Acronis True Image Home allows you to create exact,
sector-by-sector disk backups, including all operating systems,
applications and configuration files, software updates, personal
settings and all of your data.

I also have heard that TI9Home will restore system files first, so a
restored system volume will run faster. Is this true?

Acronis True Image uses sector-by-sector snapshot
Yes, Acronis True Image 9.0 now has Acronis Snap Restore - exclusive
Acronis feature provides lightning-speed restore of your PC from an
image. You can start working in seconds while your system is still
being restored.

When the restoration procedure is started Acronis True Image 9.0 finds
the sectors in the image, containing system files, and restores these
sectors first. Thus, the OS is restored and can be started in a very
short run.

Additional information can be found in the Chapter 1.5 "What is
Acronis Snap Restore?" in the Acronis True Image User Guide which is
available at http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/docs/

Is this further evidence that the disk imaging design has changed radically? Or
has the same TI engine/platform just become much more sophisticated?

Acronis True Image 9.0 uses the same approach to the image creation -
sector-by-sector snapshot of the disk - as the previous versions of
the program.

Acronis True Image 9.0 has several new features:
- Acronis Snap Restore - You can start working in seconds while your
system is still being restored
- Files and folders backup with filtering
- Differential backup
- User-editable default backup settings
- Manage System Restore tool ? Turning on/off the Windows native
System Restore tool directly from Acronis True Image
- Context Help
- Improved interface and performance.

Please find the full list of Acronis True Image 9.0 features at
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/features.html

Finally, if there have been significant low-level design changes, are
disk images from prior versions of TI Compatible with TI 9 Home?

Please note that the current version of Acronis True Image 9.0 support
image archives created with older or special editions of the program.

Please download Acronis True Image 9.0 trial version at
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/ in order to
check how the product works.

The limitations of Acronis True Image 9.0 trial version are that you
can only restore the image when you run the program from the bootable
media. It is fully functional in Windows. The trial version
evaluation period is 15 days.

If you would like to order your software before the trial period ends,
please visit the Acronis online store at
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/sales/online/

If you have any questions concerning our software, please feel free to
contact us at your earliest convenience with the details and we will
do our best to help you as soon as possible.

You are welcome to submit your comments on Acronis Customer Service.
Your
feedback is very important for us. You can send your comments to
feedback@xxxxxxxxxxx or fill the form at
https://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/my/support/?ab=3.

Thank you.
--
Best regards,
Aleksandr Isakov

Acronis, Inc.
395 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 115
South San Francisco, CA 94080 USA
http://www.acronis.com/my/support/
.



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