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    True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Since there is a fair amount of interest in this program, Acronis has just upgraded it with the following fixes:
    Last available update: build #889, 2005-06-24.
    Changes:
    Acronis Mounter fixes
    Better hardware support
    GUI fixes

    Registered users can get it here: Acronis Support :: Updates (login required).

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Holy Moley, they went from build 859 directly to 889 and did not pass go! See <!post=first this post,490683>first this post<!/post>, and <!post=then this one.,491554>then this one.<!/post> Thanks for the tipoff, Bob.

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Yep, must have fixed sumthin in dere, eh...

    <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    <hr>Bob remarked:
    Yep, must have fixed sumthin in dere, eh...<hr>
    <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> That they did; re: previous post with a link to the Wilders Security/True Image Forum. However, there appears to still be a problem for some in regard to True Image recognizing external HDD partitions . . . and for some in regard to "speed"; i.e., it has been reported that this new build is noticeably slower in creating/restoring an image. Again, these problems are not global but selective.

    Due to these reports, I have delayed upgrading for now. I'm still using 826 which has been working 100%. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    <hr>...it has been reported that this new build is noticeably slower... <hr>
    I haven't had to worry about it for some time, but I can't help but wonder if it's the old problem with "TrueImageMonitor.Exe" as we talked about <!post=in this thread?,417726>in this thread?<!/post>

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Thanks for that info Jeff, and Al - as for the TrueImageMonitor.exe file - I've been running that since initial install and have not had one iota of a problem - I guess the systems affected must be selective as Jeff pointed out.
    Of course the standard disclaimer holds true also - YMMV (your mileage may vary) <g>

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Bob,

    My experience is the same as yours.. i.e., TrueImageMonitor.exe has never been a problem. For point of reference, backing up to an external USB 2.0 HDD, a "full backup" image of my C: drive (approx. 10 gigs) takes about 6 minutes. A week later, creating an incremental image takes about 4 minutes. For me, those times are more than acceptable, especially if I compare them to backing up to hi-speed CD-RW disks, which would take about 45 minutes.

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    I've been watching the threads here on True Image and decided I had to have it. I ordered it today. I have been reading through the pdf manual but couldn't find an answer to this. I have 4 computers on a home lan. 2 XP home SR1 and 2 98 2nd ed. I want to make disk images on cd roms for each computer for ez restoring after a disaster. I would like to pop the series of cds (one set for each computer) into the drive of any computer and format and restore the HDD on that computer. So far so good. My cd burner is on one of the xp computors. Can I make the image on say one of the 98 computers, copy it to the computer with the burner, and make the image cd's? Will they be bootable back on the 98 computer the image came from so I can format and restore? Do I install the True Image program on each computer to make the image file or files? Does the program just keep spanning CD's until the image is all copied? I recently restored my laptop with the image cd's it came with and was very impressed and delighted with the process. I want to be able to do that with all my computers. Thanks for your help and suggestions.
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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    If you do CD images, it's going to get sticky because a CD doesn't hold enough data for one of the larger "full" images and TrueImage doesn't split an image across CDs ... or if it does, I haven't figured out how to do it. I suppose that if you use high compression on the image, you might be able to squeeze a partition onto a CD, but I prefer normal compression because it makes me less nervous about what might get lost as a higher compression rate.

    It is far faster to invest in a 80 + Gb external USB HDD and image to that. You put the boot files on a CD and use that to boot the machine in order to restore an image.
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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Quick reply here........ YES...... True Image spans CD's automatically. When you begin the image creation process, it will fill the CD and then stop, eject the full CD and prompt you to insert another one. Just be sure to label them or the box as you will need to know what # they are for either Exploring an image or Restoring an image. And.... the last one burned is the one that is inserted first as it contains the MFT for the image. I burned to hi-speed CD-RW disks for a couple of years and never had a problem. The reason for the CD-RW disks was so I could simply erase them and reuse them each time. I now use a "Acomdata" external USB 2.0 HDD with a 80 gig WD unit in it for my True Image backups as it is far simpler, exponentially faster, etc.

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Hi John,
    I agree with Jeff as I have done full partition images on CDs but find that using the Acronis Secure Zone feature to be much faster and much more convenient with incremental backups taking approx 15 minutes on my system and full images taking 25 minutes - this is for imaging approx 25 gig of data on my primary hard drive. (And yes, I have used these to re-install both full partitions and individual files).
    I have only one word to describe True Image - Sweet! ... (at least until i get burned by some other mechanical bug).

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    OK. I've done some rethinking on this after reading the replys to my questions. The secure zone sounds good to me. I own partition magic so I could create a new partition on each computer to hold the image. Would that be an advantage over creating the secure zone on the main partition? I understand if the hard drive itself goes south I will be out of luck but I would be willing to risk that. All my drives are fairly new WD 7200 rpm drives so I am not to worried about them. If I purchase an external usb drive and need to restore a hard drive what do I do about the usb drivers ect to restore? And can one usb drive be used for all the computers? I have an average of 4 to 6 gig of space used on each computer so even using no compression I am looking at less than 30 gig. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Hi John,
    The Acronis Secure Zone is created by TrueImage for Trueimage's sole use - you do not need other software to create it and as far as I know the zone is created out of whatever drive you select and at whatever size you select in TrueImage when creating the zone. Other Windowes programs do not see the zone, and have no way of accessing (messing up) that partition. In my case I have two physical 120 gig drives, and I've selected my secondary hard drive to house the zone, leaving me with approx 57 gig usable for/with other programs including my XP os from that drive and of course the full 120 gig for my primary drive partitioned into two drives of 57 gig +/-.
    As for the drivers for the usb drive I would suspect that TrueImage's Boot disk would have all drivers necessary and would boot True Image with everything it needs to operate. I say 'suspect' because I do not have an external drive. Maybe Jeff can chime in on this part.
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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Bob,

    You are 100% correct re: "Secure Zone", etc. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> The one advantage of creating a "Secure Zone" is that you can simply press "F11" on bootup and it automatically starts True Image and the restore process without having to use the "Boot Disk".

    As far as the external USB Drive question, yes, booting with the True Image "Boot Disk" is all you need to do and the drive will be recognized, although drive letters in most cases will be different. All you need to do is click (open) on the various letters until you find the ".tib" image file and go from there.

    Lastly, as to his other question re: storing images from all the other HDD's, that's what I do, although I just have two. I created several partitions on my external USB 2.0 drive and store each PC's backup images in it's own partition.

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    Re: True Image 8.0 updated - again

    Well, it didn't do that on my machine. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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