Windows 10: Imaging a HD Solved

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  1.    05 Aug 2015 #1

    Imaging a HD


    Will an image 223GB of 1 Tbite HD go into another 500GB HD ?
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2

    It should do, there's no reason for it to make an image of the free space. http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
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  3.    05 Aug 2015 #3

    Yes, as long as your imaging software only copies the sectors that actually contain data.
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  4.    05 Aug 2015 #4

    altae said: View Post
    Yes, as long as your imaging software only copies the sectors that actually contain data.
    Hi there

    You also might get a SMALLER image if your backup / imaging software allows you to change the compression - a higher amount of compression will require a smaller backup space but can take longer to perform so you trade off speed against backup size --if doing say overnight then no problem.

    Note also that some files will compress better than others -- things like Office documents, png / jpg files and text files can sometimes compress to 90%. Multi-media and things like zip / rar files that are already compressed won't compress much further.

    Note this compression unlike say mp3 files is LOSSLESS -- on restore you won't LOSE DATA.

    AFTER BACKUP - VERIFY your image before deleting all or any of the original files.-- sometimes a RESTORE can fail and if you only have that as your single copy and you've wiped the original -- Need I say more.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    05 Aug 2015 #5

    Thanx Alta & Torc,

    I tried it & dos not allow Large into Smaller disk, please see attached.

    Thanx Jimbo will study your post later.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Macrium RESTORE.jpg  
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  6.    05 Aug 2015 #6

    The target partition not the disk has to be bigger than the source.
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       05 Aug 2015 #7

    Torquemada said: View Post
    The target partition not the disk has to be bigger than the source.
    Exactly. The OP has no partitions big enough on destination disk to store the image.
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  8.    05 Aug 2015 #8

    What you need to do is copy the first partition then click 'Restored Partition Properties' and reduce the partition size, to say 37GB, then repeat the process, as needed, for the other partitions.
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  9.    05 Aug 2015 #9

    Nus said: View Post
    What you need to do is copy the first partition then click 'Restored Partition Properties' and reduce the partition size, to say 37GB, then repeat the process, as needed, for the other partitions.
    Still won't work. There is no destination partition big enough.
    Solution , if he can. Delete all partitions on the destination drive and create one big partition to accomodate the image.
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  10.    05 Aug 2015 #10

    Torquemada said: View Post
    Still won't work. There is no destination partition big enough.
    Solution , if he can. Delete all partitions on the destination drive and create one big partition to accomodate the image.
    Yeah, apologies if that was not obvious, delete the existing partitions on the destination disk before starting...

    You don't need to create one big partition, just leave the disk empty.
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