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    ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Acronis True Image 9.0 Home Upgrade

    2006-05-19 Build #3633:

    - Direct DVD support fixes


    2006-05-18 Build #3625:

    - Direct DVD support
    - WinPE based bootable ISO building new feature
    - GUI Fixes
    - Better hardware support


    2006-04-10 Build #3567:

    GUI fixes
    Better hardware support
    64x support added
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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Loungers, just so there's a cross-reference, Jeff wrote another thread about release 3625 in <post:=575,341>post 575,341</post:> which I just locked. Please make your comments HERE. Thanks

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Hello,

    I'm still using True Image version 8 (build 903). I have a license for version 9 but wonder if it is worth using it. I'm nervous about updating/changing backup software. When I first tried version 9 the interface seemed lass convenient and it was very slow to make images. However, I do wonder what I'm missing. Can anyone tell me how the latest version is improved over version 8. If I installed version 9 and made a backup would version 8 be able to handle it (I'm guessing not).

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Chris,

    All I can really offer you is my own experience and conclusion(s). Personally, I have found version 9 to be easier to use than previous versions. Also, the time it takes to create a backup, either Full or Incremental, is noticeably faster. I have also found that the latest build uses less memory than previous builds. As for being able to use a backup created with version 8 with the new version 9, there shouldn't be any problem whatsoever. I would, however, highly recommend that should you install version 9 build 3633, that you make a new Boot Disk. My practice is to use a CD-RW disc for the Boot Disc. Why? because I can then simply erase the disc and reuse it to burn a new version of the Boot Disc with each new update. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Does TI 8 have incremental backups? Incremental updates are much faster since build 3567.

    Does TI 8 allow you to choose which files to RESTORE from an "image" backup.

    Can you backup, as well as recover, when booted using a recovery CD?

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    I too use CD-RW, but I also create an image of the boot disk and put a copy on every USB drive.

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Thanks for the replies,

    I boot from CD when restoring an image. I keep the images on a couple of USB drives. I was originally attracted by the idea of being able to backup and restore individual files but use Karen's Replicator which last time I looked seems more versitile. Using CD-RW discs is a good idea. I think I'll give the latest build a go.

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    The recent updates to TI have grealy improved the speed of incremental updates.

    So, if all you want to do is make sure that things are up to date, just run an incremental backup.

    I separately backup critial things such as VB projects to ZIP media in between backups.

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    I've been meaning to ask this question and forgot. For the past couple of TrueImage builds I've been unable to use my mouse successfully when I boot from the Acronis Emergency CD. Does anyone else have that problem and know of a fix for it? To be perfectly honest, I don't know how long this problem has been with me since I don't often boot from the Acronis CD. As some of you know, I have a fairly new Dell computer and added a Logitech cordless USB mouse and keyboard, so I don't know if that's behind this problem or not. I should also say that by using keyboard strokes, I've been able to manage my way around in the boot CD but it sure would be nice if I could find a fix for this problem.

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Al,

    I have a Logitech MX1000 mouse and it works fine with True Image. So, a couple of things do come to mind:

    1) Do you have the latest drivers for your mouse?
    2) Is your TI Boot Disc the "Full" version, which supports USB?

    Other than that, I am clueless. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    When I made the CD from the TI GUI, there are ticks in both the Full and Safe versions, which I assume is how I get that choice when I boot with the CD. So yes, upon boot I chose the Full version. By the way, when I went back to verify this before posting, there's something else I hadn't noticed before. Evidently Acronis gives me the capability to put BOTH TrueImage and DiskDirector on the same boot CD, for they both show up with tick boxes when you get ready to make the CD. I guess TI "sees" that I have both products installed. I'll have to give that a try just to see how it works.

    I couldn't find anything about the mouse problem in their forum, but it's very difficult searching over there. I guess I'll post a question and see what happens.

    Edited: I forgot to answer your question about drivers. I do have the latest (Logitech Setpoint 2.6) for both mouse and keyboard. When I boot with the Acronis CD, it does "recognize" my USB devices for I can see the lights come on for my Logitech receiver and a media stick reader, both visible on my desk. This mouse thing is weird. The mouse indicator (a hand) moves only up and down on the screen but with a lateral movement of the mouse. Forward and back movement of the mouse produces nothing.

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    I have TI V9 (2,337) which apparently is long overdue for an update. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> But I wanted to let you know that my MSoft USB Optical WheelMouse also will not work when I boot from the TI's boot disk. I have "the hand" appear on the screen but it won't move. So I solved my problem by digging out an old mouse and having it handy when I want to work from a boot disk. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>


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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    By "old mouse" do you mean a PS/2 variety? My post over at the TI forum elicited a comment from someone that suggested I plug in a "standard" mouse so I had to ask him what he means by that term. My new Dell has no PS/2, serial or parallel ports - only USB. I have eight devices connected via USB, but the mouse/keyboard only use one port, so there's seven "things" connected by USB. Personally, with no technical justification for this statement, I think the TI boot CD's implementation of Linux is "buckling" under the USB load. Later today I'm gonna shut down and remove all the devices except the mouse/KB and see what the boot CD does with a lighter load.

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Al,

    My Logitech MX1000 is connected to a PS2 port via an adapter. I have never liked running a mouse via USB due to these types of problems. When I replied I never even thought of this possibility, i.e., USB mouse not being recognized. <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>

    This to me is just another illustration of what I consider bad decisions upon the part of companies like Dell to do away with such devices/connections. Many no longer supply floppy drives either, which I also think is very unwise. I use my floppy drive often as I do my IOmega Zip Drive (don't laugh). They are far more convenient than CD/DVD and are perfect for transporting and/or transferring small files especially to ailing PC's and/or those that don't have a working CD ROM.

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    Re: ANOTHER Acronis True Image 9.0 update

    Hi Al,
    Couple of things.
    If I have to do a restore with TI, I most always do it from the boot CD. I figure there are less things " in the way" that way. The mouse works fine but I use a USB mouse not wireless. So TI does load USB mouse generic drivers on the boot disk. It sounds like the wireless part is the problem. Would it worth a try to copy your mouse drivers over on to the boot Cd?

    Also there are adapters to go from PS2 to USB and they seem to work on most "meese". I use one on an older Toshiba laptop with USB but no PS2 ports.

    The item re: TI and DD on the same boot CD? Yes, I have them both on my single CD and they are both accessible by choice. I don't remember how I wound up putting them both together but I think it was suggested when I added the DD 10 to my system.
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