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Acronis True Image Disk Cloning

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September 29, 2011 8:38:27 AM

a simple question... I cloned my source drive to my backup drive...lets say i wanted to clone couple of weeks latr..will the cloning erase everything and start from scratch or will the cloning be recognised and only add the new files and programs from the source drive? Can I clone the same drive without erasing its previous cloning data??
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September 29, 2011 12:04:34 PM

You didn't mention the version you have. I have true image 2009. Cloning will always do the entire drive or a single partition. It will always overwrite the previous image unless you add a post process command/program to rename the backup image.

What you are talking about is a differential backup. True image can do this too. When you are going through the backup wizard, you are given the option to choose. One of the options is a differential. This will only backup files that have changed since the last backup. I recommend that you read through the help file or check out Acronis's FAQ's and forum on their web site.
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September 29, 2011 12:35:22 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
You didn't mention the version you have. I have true image 2009. Cloning will always do the entire drive or a single partition. It will always overwrite the previous image unless you add a post process command/program to rename the backup image.

What you are talking about is a differential backup. True image can do this too. When you are going through the backup wizard, you are given the option to choose. One of the options is a differential. This will only backup files that have changed since the last backup. I recommend that you read through the help file or check out Acronis's FAQ's and forum on their web site.


I have acronis true image WD edition...so i think thats based on 2009..
so I should read and figure how to perform a differential backup...
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a c 385 G Storage
September 29, 2011 1:28:03 PM

I don't know if the WD version is a complete version or a watered down free version so it may lack some features. Yes, you want to look into differential backups.
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