DISCUSSION - ("Cold") disk imaging

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Atari800XL, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. cbsvitzer

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  2. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Expert

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    I am just curious what you guys use for imaging software? I usually use acronis image but lately version 2019-2021 it takes multiple hours for some reason on a SSD with only 170 of data on it. I tried macrium reflect which lasts for 20 minutes and then my PC turns off. This is the reason I am asking the question.



    Your opinions are welcomed.



    TIA
     
  3. mdl052020

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    Plus For Clonezilla if Anybody Using It for both official or personal.
     
  4. zucrin

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    Cloneziila the best option available
    Actually made it with mini tools menu
    So I have both
     
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  5. Pasta88

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    i dont like clonezilla as there are so nany options. Any other options u guys use?
     
  6. Mr.X

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    Image for Linux by terabyte unlimited
    Love it.
     
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  8. verndog

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    Use Macrium Reflect v8 all the time. Works great. 256GB SSD took about 2 minutes.
     
  9. Mr.X

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    Yeah, 256GB SSD with 10GB of used space :tooth:

    Image for Linux is the best.
     
  10. Pasta88

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    #393 Pasta88, Jul 4, 2021
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    I want to image my win 10 laptop and I would like to know if it is ok to use the laptop when it is being imaged instead of using a LIVE version of the software?

    Thx
     
  11. Mr.X

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    #394 Mr.X, Jul 4, 2021
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    Imo, having a dormant Windows is better to prevent stuck files or processes to stop the imaging process, i.e., use a f live bootable version of the software! :tooth:
     
  12. nosirrahx

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    Yep, I agree with this. If you want a 1 to 1 clone, build something like an Acronis boot USB and hook up an external drive, duplicate your system offline.

    If you really bork your system to the point there is no hope of recovery you can literally take that external drive, swap it into your system and it will be back to the exact point you duplicated it, no need to restore anything.
     
  13. Pasta88

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    Thx but this really doesnt answer my question. :)
     
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    I use Drive Snapshot which can be used with windows running, but as mentioned, it takes like 3 minutes to do a full image and I wouldnt recommend to use the computer while this process is running.
     
  17. Mr.X

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    NOOOOO!
    NO IS NOT OK OK?
    :tooth: