Hi all, I have a 300 GB hard disk that has Windows XP home on it plus all files and folders amounting to approx 10 GB, it is not partitioned and would like to Clone it to an external hard disk that is partitioned into 4 x100 GB approx partitions. I have tried using acronis TI and it rejects the clone saying, ` not enough space on partition on destination HD`. There is no data on any of the 4 x 100GB partitions. Does the destination Drive have to be the same size as the source drive. Thanks all.
I think,and someone may well prove me wrong here, that when you attempt to clone your entire HD Acronis will attempt to clone the entire (300GB in your case) disk and not just the used 10GB. It will therefore be looking for 300GB of space on your Ext HD. I Think that is how it works.
nagonlouse As stated by cocteau48 cloning the HDD will attempt to clone the whole 300Gb, hence the failure when trying to put it on a 100Gb partition. You would be much better off if you created a disk image; with about 10Gb used your image will probably be in the region of 4-5Gb if you use normal compression. For future reference when cloning a drive the destination drive must be no smaller than than the source drive.
Excuse me Freaky but where in my posting do I say anything detrimental about Acronis. I think it is the greatest thing since the proverbial sliced bread and have said so on previous threads: "Live without it at your peril"