Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:09 PM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:37 PM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:39 PM
It looks to me like it was trying to work, but sees the partition as full for some reason. I can't tell if it actually completed one backup, or not by looking at the log.
See if you can recreate the backup area. Open the Help File from the toolbar...it appears to be very helpful and having that right in front of you might help you see where it's going wrong. I suspect it's a single wrong click somewhere.
Your missing space will show in the Acronis software, but nowhere else...it's hidden.
Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:48 PM
The Acronis partition is sitting there waiting for you to put something into it. It's just got to be something simple we're missing.
Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:52 PM
Posted 09 January 2007 - 11:13 PM
Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:50 AM
An image file contains some compressed files that extract when the image is run. It's normal for the space that a backup requires is less that it would occupy when installed.
Looks like you got a good image...nice job.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:34 AM
Well, I think we can finally close this mission as you have lead me step by step through the process of getting set up with a Partition and with True Image and at this point I think its all going great thanks to you.
Last night I did the backup and one thing I learned is that I have to check BOTH boxes "C" & "D" cause i put 3 folders in "D" and when I went to do a trial Restore the 3 folders weren't in "D". But I remember it asking me at the time of backup to check the boxes I wanted to backup and I just checked "C". But C & D were both available for check marks. But as I am typing this I am thinking that if I would have also checked "D" would'nt contents of that have gone into the Secure Zone along with "C"?
Maybe I can just do a backup of just D as well. I will play around with it today.
VERY IMPORTANT --> Now when I go to do another Back-up of "C" to the Secure Zone, will the new backup OVERWRITE the old backup OR is it like Norton, and you have to Delete the old Ghost then put the New one in?
I want to thank you so much for your time, knowledge, and kindness in helping me. I deeply appreciate so very much.
I will wait to hear from you on the above question.
Posted 10 January 2007 - 12:53 PM
How it works. Say you do a full backup on Monday. On Tuesday you have a bunch of data that has changed, but no major changes have been made. No programs installed or removed, no new hardware installed, just some documents and photos were added or changed. You don't need another full backup as the actual computer environment hasn't changed.
An incremental back up will only backup the data that has changed since Monday and add it to the full backup, thus saving time and space on the drive. You can schedule an incremental backup as often as you like, but for a normal user, once a day is sufficient.
Should you make a major change to the machine, delete the current backup information, then do a complete backup and continue on with the incremental backups until you make another major change. With only the one image on the hidden partition, you'll have a much better chance at a clean recovery should the machine develop a problem on down the road.
You are most welcome for the assistance, Onestep.
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