[differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

User discussion and information resource forum for Image products.

[differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

Postby p0k3m0n » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:18 am

Hi,

Is it possible to switch IFW to file-by-file mode? In sector-by-sector differential backups are huge (as full backups) because HDD defrag working in background. I hope, that file mode will be more sensible solution in differential - files not change very often. I dont care about pure 100% picture of HDD, I care only about files.
p0k3m0n
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:12 am

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:17 pm

do full defrag prior to the next full backup. it would only make it much
larger if it moves a bunch of stuff already defragged around which isn't as
common nowadays.

"p0k3m0n" wrote in message news:15762@public.image...

Hi,

Is it possible to switch IFW to file-by-file mode? In sector-by-sector
differential backups are huge (as full backups) because HDD defrag working
in background. I hope, that file mode will be more sensible solution in
differential - files not change very often. I dont care about pure 100%
picture of HDD, I care only about files.

TeraByte Support
 
Posts: 2826
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 3:37 pm

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

Postby p0k3m0n » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:04 am

So it is not possible to switch file-by-file mode? Full defrag is not solution at all - defrag run as service and always something automatically optymalize in background.
p0k3m0n
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:12 am

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:30 am

it's not file based, file based is normal old fashion backup of which there
are many, including built-in. The built-in defragging doesn't cause much
as it mainly defrags files and only if it had to move very large files would
it add up to much.

"p0k3m0n" wrote in message news:15766@public.image...

So it is not possible to switch file-by-file mode? Full defrag is not
solution at all - defrag run as service and always something automatically
optymalize in background.

TeraByte Support
 
Posts: 2826
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 3:37 pm

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:31 am

On Sat, 29 Sep 2018 11:30:13 EDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
"TeraByte Support" disturbed my
reverie and wrote:

> The built-in defragging doesn't cause much
>as it mainly defrags files and only if it had to move very large files would
>it add up to much.

It also defrags during disk-idle moments too so should not be a
problem. The built in defragger only works every 3-7 days (depends on
windows version) to rearrange the boot and recently-used application
files only. To do a full defrag, you need to run that yourself.
--
Cheers,

DrT

"If you want to find out what is wrong
with democracy, spend five minutes with
the average voter". - Winston Churchill
DrTeeth
 
Posts: 1244
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:58 am

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

Postby p0k3m0n » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:15 am

Diskeeper run always. So answer is "no". :/

Thx.
p0k3m0n
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:12 am

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

Postby Brian K » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:32 pm

Diskeeper creates a disaster when used in association with imaging apps.
Brian K
 
Posts: 1682
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:11 pm
Location: NSW, Australia

Re: [differential backup] sector by sector <-> file by file

Postby TeraByte Support » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:45 pm

run it once a week, or right before whenever you create the full versions.

"p0k3m0n" wrote in message news:15769@public.image...

Diskeeper run always. So answer is "no". :/

Thx.

TeraByte Support
 
Posts: 2826
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 3:37 pm


Return to Image for DOS/Linux/Windows