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Creating a system image with Acronis True Image Home 2013

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I just reinstalled my OS on my new Plextor 128GB M3 SSD and want to create a 1:1 image before installing my usual programs. I just want to know which settings are important when using Acronis. I don't want any backup scheme because I only want one system imag so I chose Full in the backup method and schedule is turned off. I have only one main partition for my OS in my SSD (system reserved partition is deleted). My concerns are these:

1.) What is the use of a sector-by-sector copy and do I need to enable it? IIRC, it copies all sectors of the SSD and so the image size will be the same as the size of the whole SSD.

2.) What is the difference between Disk backup mode and Partition backup mode?

3.) If I choose the standard copy method (NOT sector-by-sector) and recover from that image, will all data be in the same exact sector of the SSD as the original source disk?

Thanks for the help.
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Sean's Data Backup Guide

or try this thread Storage Essentials Thread

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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post


Programs and Guides



Acronis True image: (FREE for people with WD, Seagate, and Intel drives/Not free otherwise)


What is it?
It is a great backup program that has many options for backup including email, cloud, partition, and file backup. This is what I use to backup my OS every week. It is great, I just set it on a schedule to do weekly full system images and delete anything older than the last 4 images on its own while keeping the original. I can easily recover back to an image via the program in the OS or from a bootable media environment that you can create with the program. This and FreeFileSync together complete my backup loop.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
To make a system image with Acronis True Image:
  1. Select backup data/partitions.

  2. Check off all the partitions on your drive(s) you want to backup.

  3. Choose your image destination.

  4. Change the backup scheme to however you like, I like full backups.



  5. Set up your options however you like.
  6. Have it validate your image after creation.

  7. To finish just click Backup now.

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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

Sean's Data Backup Guide

or try this thread Storage Essentials Thread

Thanks but before I posted here I already read that thread, I'm also a fan of Sean. Unfortunately, that thread doesn't answer any of my questions here.
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