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hyberfil.sys

Postby Bill » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:13 pm

Under "How to Minimize the Size of Image Backups" the KB says:

When using Image for Windows with PHYLock (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 only), this tip is not applicable, since (by default) Image for Windows will skip the hibernation file when PHYLock is installed and enabled (unless the Omit Hibernation Data option is deselected).

I am using Phylock on a Win XP Pro system.

I don't see the Omit Hibernation Data option in IFW settings.

In IFW Phylock settings: Disable Usage is not selected, and Use VSS When Available is selected.

IFW is including hiberfil.sys in my images, and my question is why?
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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:10 pm

It's a backup/copy option that will show up on the backup options dialog.

"Bill" wrote in message news:1829@public.image...

Under "How to Minimize the Size of Image Backups" the KB says:

When using Image for Windows with PHYLock (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7
only), this tip is not applicable, since (by default) Image for Windows will
skip the hibernation file when PHYLock is installed and enabled (unless the
Omit Hibernation Data option is deselected).

I am using Phylock on a Win XP Pro system.

I don't see the Omit Hibernation Data option in IFW settings.

In IFW Phylock settings: Disable Usage is not selected, and Use VSS When
Available is selected.

IFW is including hiberfil.sys in my images, and my question is why?

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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby Bill » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:04 pm

I was blind, I guess. However, it has been checked, and I am still getting hiberfil.sys included.
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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:16 pm

the file will still be there, just the data compressed to zero.

"Bill" wrote in message news:1843@public.image...

I was blind, I guess. However, it has been checked, and I am still getting
hiberfil.sys included.

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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby Bill » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:13 am

The file size TBI View shows for hiberfil.sys is over 2 GB. Is it really 0?
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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby Brian K » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Is it really 0?

Yes it is. Try creating an image with the tick removed from "omit hibernation data". See the difference.
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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:15 pm

there would be 2G of zeros (compressed to zero in the image backup). The
backup isn't file level, so you can't just omit files reliably, it's just
the data in the file that is omitted so it takes zero space,
extracting/restoring will be zeros.

"Bill" wrote in message news:1856@public.image...

The file size TBI View shows for hiberfil.sys is over 2 GB. Is it really 0?

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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:17 am

On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:15:28 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
"TeraByte Support" disturbed my
reverie and wrote:

>there would be 2G of zeros (compressed to zero in the image backup). The
>backup isn't file level, so you can't just omit files reliably, it's just
>the data in the file that is omitted so it takes zero space,
>extracting/restoring will be zeros.

Why not have a use-configurable dialogue that could exclude a folder
or folders in a similar way? The above could be used to exclude my
games (which I install into one folder, never the default 'program
files') which would save backing up 180GB of data.
--

Cheers

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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby TeraByte Support » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:50 pm

because the imaging tools are not file based, the file system meta-data
can't just be omitted. a new file based tool could do all that...

"DrTeeth" wrote in message news:1861@public.image...

On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:15:28 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
"TeraByte Support"

disturbed my
reverie and wrote:

>there would be 2G of zeros (compressed to zero in the image backup). The
>backup isn't file level, so you can't just omit files reliably, it's just
>the data in the file that is omitted so it takes zero space,
>extracting/restoring will be zeros.

Why not have a use-configurable dialogue that could exclude a folder
or folders in a similar way? The above could be used to exclude my
games (which I install into one folder, never the default 'program
files') which would save backing up 180GB of data.
--

Cheers

DrT
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Re: hyberfil.sys

Postby Brian K » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:53 pm

DrTeeth wrote: which would save backing up 180GB of data.

DrT,

I guess you have considered having a separate partition for your games. Don't like the idea?
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