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Windows 7: Acronis True Image 2011 corrupted Win7 Back up and Restore function

16 Feb 2012   #11
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Acronis Rules

I am not trying to discourage you.

I used all versions of ATI from 2009 Thru 2012. Trying to clean it off of your rig is like trying to light a cigarette in a hurricane. I finally gave up and done a clean install. I won't even let a link in my favorites to Acronis. I moved on to another backup software.


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17 Feb 2012   #12
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Which one do you use Hammerhead?
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17 Feb 2012   #13
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Backup

Which brand of backup software you use causes some discussions on this forum. Not wanting to start a discussion as to which is best, I use Macrium 5 (paid) I find it more than sufficient for my needs. It doesn't seem to be intrusive, works well in Win 7 and the interface is to my liking. I created the rescue disk with WinPe because I had trouble booting from the Linux ver.
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17 Feb 2012   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
I've actually NEVER had any problems with Acronis stuff ==> however I usually do any backup's and restores from a Bootable USB rather than a running system.

Keep your OS and applications on a separate partition to your data and you'll be fine.

Remember backing up your Windows OS partition you will need also to backup the small System partition too if it exists.

If it DOES exist remember on RESTORE this is the ACTIVE partition and the OS partition should be restored as a PRIMARY partition.

People usually come to grief because they forget about the system partition or restore the OS partition a the ACTIVE one.

Note the above remarks only apply IF you have the system partition.

Cheers
jimbo
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17 Feb 2012   #15
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I use Macrium 5 and Windows System Images to backup my System Reserved and C: Drive and I use a program called Casper 7 doing differential backups for my data partition. I like to keep my data partition backed up on a folder to folder level and separate from my Windows images. Quicker to restore that way if anything goes wrong with my system.
Only ever had a problem once when I restored a system image and wiped out my data partition. But that was when I first had Windows 7 and I didn't set the backup correctly.
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17 Feb 2012   #16
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Sorry just realised that's going completely off topic!
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19 Feb 2012   #17
truckinguy

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

No this is cool..Very interesting..but for me kind of too complex at this point. One question though. Does your methods of backing do it quicker then cloneing a drive? I have a Dell with the media bay 2nd HDD and use the Seagate free tool (made by Acronis) to make a bootable clone just in case. I can boot off this clone via start up if I need to. But you guys already know this I'm sure. It's easier and best for me right now.
Reflect was nice buy very complicated looking so I dumped it for now. Cloneing does take time. I usually leave it and go off doing my chores. The only thing I have a problem with cloneing is if I want to get a file out of the cloned drive I get an error saying it's protected. I'd like to be able to get files from this drive if I need to with out alot of extra work. Any ideas on how to make these files free after cloneing them to my 2nd HDD?
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19 Feb 2012   #18
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Have to say that I've never actually cloned a drive before so I can't really comment on that. I would probably clone my drive if I was going to upgrade to a bigger hard drive though. Which I'll probably do in the next 6 months.
Not sure why you're not able to access the files. I would have thought the security permissions on the files would stay the same when cloned?
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19 Feb 2012   #19
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Permissions

Permissions often change for me that is nothing new. I have to reset files or folders everyonce in a while. For instance I can install an update to an app and the containing directory in no longer available due to permissions.

I am wondering about your cloned disk. Is it a clone of the OS? If so it maybe set to active and cause some problems in your OS.
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