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Disks function confirmation required (Solved)
« on: September 13, 2016, 03:01:32 pm »
Menu>Preferences>Disks

Click on Partition 1 SDA>
Hamburger logo (Top RH corner)>
Create System Image>
Choose your destination>

Does this create a snapshot image of partition 1
so you can store it elsewhere?


Then I presume you can restore it using the:
-cog [button]>restore partition image
when/if required.
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Re: Disks function confirmation required
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 03:45:59 pm »
Yes you could use this to clone drives.

You probably could NOT restore it over a running system
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Re: Disks function confirmation required
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 04:24:12 pm »
Ok, that's good to know regarding the image backup.
I could use a flash drive with a bootable Partition Wizard https://www.partitionwizard.com/ on it to substitute the SDA1 image with the backup.

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You probably could NOT restore it over a running system
It begs the question though, what is the point of having >restore system image< if it cannot be done within the interface of the Disks utility?


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Re: Disks function confirmation required
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 05:26:45 pm »
So you can restore the image to another drive .. say a drive attached via a USB enclosure/dock, or the one in your PC via a "Live" session.

All I'm saying is you can't restore it to the disk that's currently being used to run the restore software .. think about it.
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Re: Disks function confirmation required
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 06:14:54 pm »
Gotchya..thanks for clearing that up.. ::)