Restoring a complete drive image

  iscanut 20:00 12 Mar 2005
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I use Acronis 8 Drive Image to carry out a regular drive image and hope I never have to use the restore option. However, if this should arise due to various drive or OS problems, do I need to install the saved image to a clean drive, or can I restore over the top of the damaged/faulty installation, and if so, will files be overwritten as required ?

  CurlyWhirly 20:20 12 Mar 2005

I don't use Acronis 8 Drive Image but I use Drive Image 7 instead which works on a similar principal.
When you restore the 'image' it overwrites EVERYTHING already on the hard drive.
I know this to be true as I have actually tested it out!

  absent 22:04 12 Mar 2005

Second that.

  absent 22:05 12 Mar 2005

Should also have said I use Acronis.

  iscanut 10:14 13 Mar 2005

Thanks for confirming. Makes me feel happier !

  David4637 15:11 13 Mar 2005

I use Acronis, I think you ought to test the back up image out, as this will give you added confidence if the true disaster happens. I did and set on the edge of my seat until it finished. David

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