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Offline peterr

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size of system images
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:11:16 PM »
I have the tweaking.com registry up and running -fine.
I have set the # of days to 30 and sometimes delete a backup because I have to log on a couple or three times a day.
When I reach 30 days I will check back.

A general pc backup related question you may help me with - Acronis takes 42 GB when I do a system restore including folders etc.
Windows 7 utility does the same in 30 GB.
Any idea why one is so much smaller than the other -verification, or would that not figure in?
Thank you
Peter

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Re: size of system images
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 09:49:29 PM »
Acronis may be doing a total drive image. This means page file, and hibernate file and such.

The Windows backup program doesnt grab those files, so that could be why it is smaller :wink:

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Re: size of system images
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 07:29:20 AM »
I knew you would know why this happens and thank you. Acronis is worth the extra size and time.
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Re: size of system images
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 08:22:23 PM »
No problem :-)

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