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restore to a smaller ssd

Postby giulia » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:28 am

hi
will terabyte develop a feature to restore a drive image to a smaller ssd

for example a drive image of 256gb ssd to a 128ssd , data stored 22Gb without using the compact feature

it could do on the fly

thanks
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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:31 am

This is already supported for FAT/FAT32/NTFS partitions since version 3.03 -- just enable the "Compact Data" option for the Restore or Copy operation. Note that if you are unsure if the file system is clean (error-free) you may want to check it first since file system errors can cause the compaction and resize to fail.
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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby giulia » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:52 am

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> This is already supported for FAT/FAT32/NTFS partitions since version 3.03
> -- just enable the "Compact Data" option for the Restore or Copy
> operation. Note that if you are unsure if the file system is clean
> (error-free) you may want to check it first since file system errors can
> cause the compaction and resize to fail.
hi
sorry i remember it even in the 2.x version

v3 does need to compact data to restore to a smaller drive?

so may i know the new features of 3.03 compared to the older (about restoring to a smaller drive) ?

thanks
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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:25 pm

Version 3.03 added the "Compact Data" option when restoring or copying to allow the compaction to take place as part of the operation. You don't have to compact it manually first (though you still can if you want).

You can do your restore like this:
1. Start IFW.
2. Select to do a normal restore.
3. Select the image of larger drive to restore.
4. Select the smaller drive as the destination for the restore.
5. Enable the "Scale to Fit" and "Compact Data" options. (Other options may also be required depending on the scenario.)
6. Perform the restore.
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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby giulia » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:56 pm

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> Version 3.03 added the "Compact Data" option when restoring or
> copying to allow the compaction to take place as part of the operation. You
> don't have to compact it manually first (though you still can if you want).
>
> You can do your restore like this:
> 1. Start IFW.
> 2. Select to do a normal restore.
> 3. Select the image of larger drive to restore.
> 4. Select the smaller drive as the destination for the restore.
> 5. Enable the "Scale to Fit" and "Compact Data"
> options. (Other options may also be required depending on the scenario.)
> 6. Perform the restore.
hi
thanks
but my last question
image for windows or linux V3.03 do perform a soft of defrag (compact data ) on the source drive ,don't it ?
thanks
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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:56 pm

no, there is no defragging of files. Just moving data.


"giulia" wrote in message news:12925@public.image...

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> Version 3.03 added the "Compact Data" option when restoring or
> copying to allow the compaction to take place as part of the operation.
> You
> don't have to compact it manually first (though you still can if you
> want).
>
> You can do your restore like this:
> 1. Start IFW.
> 2. Select to do a normal restore.
> 3. Select the image of larger drive to restore.
> 4. Select the smaller drive as the destination for the restore.
> 5. Enable the "Scale to Fit" and "Compact Data"
> options. (Other options may also be required depending on the scenario.)
> 6. Perform the restore.
hi
thanks
but my last question
image for windows or linux V3.03 do perform a soft of defrag (compact data )
on the source drive ,don't it ?
thanks

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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby giulia » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:05 am

TeraByte Support wrote:
> no, there is no defragging of files. Just moving data.
hi
thanks
moving data on the source drive ,right?
thanks a lot
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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:25 am

The data on the source drive (or source image file) is not changed. The "Compact Data" option compacts the data on the destination drive so it can fit in the smaller space.
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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby giulia » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:30 am

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> The data on the source drive (or source image file) is not changed. The
> "Compact Data" option compacts the data on the destination drive
> so it can fit in the smaller space.
hi
thanks you much
now it's everything clear
have a great day
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Re: restore to a smaller ssd

Postby giulia » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:48 am

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> This is already supported for FAT/FAT32/NTFS partitions since version 3.03
> -- just enable the "Compact Data" option for the Restore or Copy
> operation. Note that if you are unsure if the file system is clean
> (error-free) you may want to check it first since file system errors can
> cause the compaction and resize to fail.
hi
check for errors , is enough chkdsk or SFC /verifyonly ?
thanks
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