Level of compression used when imaging...

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Level of compression used when imaging...

Post by Guest » Sat May 18, 2019 7:11 pm

I've recently downloaded RDrive Image based on the recommendation of a glowing review online. I've already done a couple of images of existing drives and I've noticed that compared to the same image as performed by Macrium Reflect, the RDrive Image is MUCH smaller. I do have RDrive set to verify the image after creation and I've had no error messages but I'm somewhat surprised at the disparity. Is there anyway to tell after the fact the amount of compression RDrive used whilst creating the image? I just want to make doubly sure the images should be that size.

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Re: Level of compression used when imaging...

Post by Alt » Sun May 19, 2019 4:02 pm

Compression level greatly depends on many factors, including but not limited to, the data type on the disk, used algorithms, and much much more. For example, R-Drive Image may be instructed to exclude some swap/page files which occupy a lot of disk space.
I would recommend to make some backup-restore tests to be sure that R-Drive Image backups all the necessary data on disks.

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