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 Bare metal restore of multiple partitions
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eadamy
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USA
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Posted - October 26 2011 :  14:45:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First, I want to compliment Macrium on the quality of the software, help, tutorials, and forum. I tried ShadowProtect and Acronis 12 before landing on Reflect and I'm very happy.

I'm getting ready to do a bare metal restore to replace a failing hard drive on my laptop.

1) Reflect shows that the disk drive on the laptop has 3 partitions: 47MB 16-bit FAT, 230 GB NTFS, and 3GB FAT32(LBA). When I start with a bare metal drive, does Reflect automatically partition and format the drive as part of the image restore or do I need to do that first?

2) Assuming the drive is big enough to accommodate the used space in each partition, how does Reflect handle restoring to a smaller or larger bare metal drive?

And a suggestion:

I loaded my first differential backup, which also loaded the original full backup, to run Verify. After starting Verify, I moved on to do other work; however I was unable to minimize the Verify image task. When I minimized it using the system tool to minimize everything on the desktop, it returned as soon as I restored any other task. There should be a way to minimize the Verify task.

Merlin
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Posted - October 26 2011 :  14:48:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You don't need to partition/format the drive before restoring it.
The partitions can be resized during the restore.
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