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IFL Beats the competition; 2x the speed of IFW too.

Postby B00ze » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:10 pm

Good day.

Just thought I'd report here our experience @ work. We encrypt our drives with Symantec PGP Full Disk Encryption. We needed to image an encrypted drive and write that image to a new replacement drive. Tried Ghost: Replicated drive would not boot. Tried Acronis: Replicated drive would not boot. Downloaded trial IFL, imaged all sectors, restored, all done, drive boots fine. My colleagues were impressed and apparently discussed getting a license (no idea where we are with that).

Also, I have been using IFL/IFW myself for a while now; I am very impressed. IFL images my system partition in 5 minutes! IFW takes twice that long. And I was worried about what would happen to Hiberfil and Pagefile upon restoring, since they are currently at the beginning of the partition and since I select not to include their data in my images - Well, upon restoring, they are exactly where/as they were! It's a bit of a problem if you are looking to get them re-created at the start of a disk after moving all other files away from the beginning tracks (which you can do with MyDefrag), but there are ways to do that by disabling/enabling them. It is better I think that they remain where they are, as IFW currently does, otherwise some files will get created upon booting and fragment the start of the disk.

Anyway, congrats on an excellent tool TerraByte!
Best Regards,
B00ze
 
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Re: IFL Beats the competition; 2x the speed of IFW too.

Postby mjnelson99 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:54 pm

I like IFW since I can image from within Windows.
Yes, IFL is great on a CD or USB device. Or if you are running a Linux
distribution.

When I choose to image with IFL it works well.
Mary


On 2/6/2016 2:10 PM, B00ze wrote:
> Good day.
>
> Just thought I'd report here our experience @ work.

We encrypt our drives with Symantec PGP Full Disk Encryption.

We needed to image an encrypted drive and write that image t

o a new replacement drive. Tried Ghost: Replicated drive would not boot.
Tried Acronis: Replicated drive would not boot. Downloaded trial IFL,
imaged all sectors, restored, all done, drive boots fine. My colleagues
were impressed and apparently discussed getting a license (no idea where
we are with that).
>
> Also, I have been using IFL/IFW myself for a while now;

I am very impressed. IFL images my system partition in 5 minutes!

IFW takes twice that long. And I was worried about what would happen to
Hiberfil and Pagefile upon restoring, since they are currently at the
beginning of the partition and since I select not to include their data
in my images - Well, upon restoring, they are exactly where/as they
were! It's a bit of a problem if you are looking to get them re-created
at the start of a disk after moving all other files away from the
beginning tracks (which you can do with MyDefrag), but there are ways to
do that by disabling/enabling them. It is better I think that they
remain where they are, as IFW currently does, otherwise some files will
get created upon booting and fragment the start of the disk.
>
> Anyway, congrats on an excellent tool TerraByte!
> Best Regards,
>
>
mjnelson99
 
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