Partition Images



Dan
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
I know I can use partition images to restore the original partition, but can
I use it on a new and different partition?

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
As far as I am aware.. programs that clone images of drives assume that the
user will want to re-instate the image as it was originally..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland


"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8EAAC90B-E9F7-4A96-B2DD-05181FEF91FC@microsoft.com...
>I know I can use partition images to restore the original partition, but
>can
> I use it on a new and different partition?

Dan
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
So if I use it on a new and different partition it will work the same way as
the original?

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
Dan

If you clone the image to a new drive, it will work as the original did?

What, exactly, are you trying to achieve?.. Dual boot maybe?

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland


"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:41CF0485-837C-40EC-A91D-C778F83A8DFE@microsoft.com...
> So if I use it on a new and different partition it will work the same way
> as
> the original?

Dan
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
Not exactly, I just want to make sure that the image of the original I create
can be used on a replacement HDD, in a devastating event when my current HDD
doesn't work.


"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Dan
>
> If you clone the image to a new drive, it will work as the original did?
>
> What, exactly, are you trying to achieve?.. Dual boot maybe?
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
> it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland
>
>
> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:41CF0485-837C-40EC-A91D-C778F83A8DFE@microsoft.com...
> > So if I use it on a new and different partition it will work the same way
> > as
> > the original?
>
>
>

Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 01:27 AM
Dan

Bear in mind that the clone you make today may not be representative of your
setup in a month from now.. as with all backups, they should be updated from
time to time..

As for the point where you will need it, you just have to hope that all is
OK.. if you have a new drive, try it out, but disconnect your primary drive
first.. what you don't want at this point is a scuppered working drive and a
backup that doesn't work..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/User

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland


"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E5EF51A6-57D8-49FE-941C-98B0847EB7B9@microsoft.com...
> Not exactly, I just want to make sure that the image of the original I
> create
> can be used on a replacement HDD, in a devastating event when my current
> HDD
> doesn't work.
>
>
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Dan
>>
>> If you clone the image to a new drive, it will work as the original did?
>>
>> What, exactly, are you trying to achieve?.. Dual boot maybe?
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>
>> "If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have
>> kept
>> it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland
>>
>>
>> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:41CF0485-837C-40EC-A91D-C778F83A8DFE@microsoft.com...
>> > So if I use it on a new and different partition it will work the same
>> > way
>> > as
>> > the original?
>>
>>
>>

Dan
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
No worries, I planned way ahead.

"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Dan
>
> Bear in mind that the clone you make today may not be representative of your
> setup in a month from now.. as with all backups, they should be updated from
> time to time..
>
> As for the point where you will need it, you just have to hope that all is
> OK.. if you have a new drive, try it out, but disconnect your primary drive
> first.. what you don't want at this point is a scuppered working drive and a
> backup that doesn't work..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> "If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept
> it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland
>
>
> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E5EF51A6-57D8-49FE-941C-98B0847EB7B9@microsoft.com...
> > Not exactly, I just want to make sure that the image of the original I
> > create
> > can be used on a replacement HDD, in a devastating event when my current
> > HDD
> > doesn't work.
> >
> >
> > "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> Dan
> >>
> >> If you clone the image to a new drive, it will work as the original did?
> >>
> >> What, exactly, are you trying to achieve?.. Dual boot maybe?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Mike Hall
> >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >> "If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have
> >> kept
> >> it all to themselves." - Lane Kirkland
> >>
> >>
> >> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:41CF0485-837C-40EC-A91D-C778F83A8DFE@microsoft.com...
> >> > So if I use it on a new and different partition it will work the same
> >> > way
> >> > as
> >> > the original?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


Partition Images