3.1.1 Creating a Disk or Partition Image
The Disk to Image Wizard steps you through the process of creating a disk image for a whole disk or a number of partitions.
To create a disk or partition image:
- To open Active@ Disk Image, in the Active@ Boot Disk shell, click Start > Programs > Active@ Disk Image.
- To open the Disk to Image Wizard, from the Tools menu, choose Disk to Image.
- Click Next. The Select Disks and Partitions page appears.
- Select a check box next to a disk or partition if you want to include that disk or partition in the disk image. At the bottom of the list a total size for the selected partitions is displayed.
- Click Next. The Indicate Backup Location page appears.
- Do the following:
- If a CD/DVD burner is available, select the CD/DVD radio button, select a device from the Device drop-down list and type a descriptive disk image name into the Backup name field.
- To save the disk image to a hard disk, select the Local or network file radio button, type a descriptive disk image name into the Backup name field and type the path or click Browse... and navigate to the location where you want to save the disk image.
- Click Next. The Image Options page appears.
- Do the following:
- To set the compression speed, select one of three radio buttons:
- None give you fast results and a larger file size.
- Normal (recommended) is a compromise between a smaller file size and a faster operation speed.
- High provides the smallest file size and takes the longest time to complete.
- To try saving the disk image to a single file, in the Image Splitting area, select the Automatic (try single file) radio button. If the system runs out of free disk space on the disk where you are saving the backup—or if you are storing an image file on disk with a FAT file system—Active@ Disk Image automatically splits the archive into multiple files and prompts you for the path to write the next file.
- To manually indicate how to split the disk image, in the Image Splitting area, select the Fixed size (MB) radio button and type a file size in megabytes or choose a size from the drop-down list.
- To protect sensitive data on a disk image, in Password, type a password (maximum 16 characters) and type the same password in Confirm.
- Optionally, type a short description of your disk image (maximum 1,024 characters) into the Image description text box.
- Click Next. The Confirm Operation Details page appears.
- Do the
- Review the details in the summary.
- To write a log of events into a text file, select the Write text log to check box and type the path to the text file or click Browse… and navigate to the location where you want to save the text file.
- Click Next. The Progress Status page appears.
- You may watch the progress of the operation.
- To stop the operation at any time, click Cancel.
Note: For more detailed instructions and support, see the Active@ Disk Image User Guide.