[I apologize for the late reply. I missed your question.] All of my backups are full. (Every element/partition on the physical drive are selected). When I restore, I keep all partition sizes as they are in the backup image. I may restore to a different drive - my primary drive is a 128GB SSD. I have restored that drive, keeping partitions the same size, to a 3TB hard drive. Naturally, that left the 3TB with about 2.7TB unused. I created another partition to utilize that space. I do all backup/restore from a bootable AHTI 2014 USB. I guess folks use the "live" feature, but I just feel better taking the extra time doing it the long way. If I do any partition resizing/moving, it's done as a separate operation. Had good luck with Aomei for partition management.