Quote: Originally Posted by louwin
I NEVER remove ANY workfiles between images. Never have, never will
Plus I ALWAYS log the run time and size of the main image files and they were both 30.5Gb so I'm afraid your suggestion isn't the answer
Also plus I have, many times, done two 4 minute images one after the other....
The OS is doing something in the background.
No idea what, but you might try looking at task manager processes or similar to find out.
Time the fast one for approx gb per minute, then when you see the second lagging behind that pace, investigate processes.
Of course it might be one of the the imaging processes itself causing the lag.
Who knows what Win 7 imaging is up to? In my view its incremental approach is much too complex.
For example, taking that first image changes all the various info Win is keeping to
stay current with the imaging. Then taking a second image changes that again.
No idea what kind of indexing/houskeeping is taking place, or at what frequency.
That's really the nature of "hot" imaging, and the main reason I always do cold imaging/restoring.
I've used both the Win 7 imaging and Ghost 15 to make consecutive backups to identical drives, as you do, and they are always within a few seconds of each other in time consumed.
Difference is I only image cold.