In a standard image True Image does not include the page file (pagefile.sys) or hibernate file (hiberfil.sys) as these would not contain any information relevant to a restore, so for an image of a system partition the image size is also further reduced.
Ignoring those two files, True Image (at default settings) compresses my system partition by over 40% - i.e 3.5GB in use, become 2GB in the image.
Thanks everyone. I need to clarify. My ATI is version 9. My hd has C: 272gb of which 38gb used. D: 6.94 full (recovery}. My external hd has 111gb of which 93 is free. If necessary this could be cleared. I think I prefer to make an image sooner than back up. Have I the capacity?
Just attempted to create a disc image, all went well till I clicked 'proceed' I then got an error message. "E00640068 Failed to create scheduled task. error 1722 RPC server is unavailable" no explanation as to what the RPC server is or any advice as to what to do. Can anyone offer help?