The difference between backing up / restoring entire disk and a specific volume
ActiveImage Protector provides backup and recovery of Entire Disk / Volume.
When configuring backup settings, you have to select Entire Disk or a specific Volume for the backup source by taking into consideration of the circumstances of restoring the backup image.
Decide Backup Type
– Backup entire disk
Unless there is any particular reason, you are recommended to select [Entire Disk] for the backup source.
– Backup a volume
In some special environment (cluster, etc.) where you need to back up a specific volume, please select [Volume] for the backup source.
* In case of system volume recovery to bare metal disk in BIOS boot system environment, ActiveImage Protector excludes the data in 62 sectors at the beginning including boot sector or the data in 2047 sectors from restore source, therefore, the restored OS does not boot up.
* In case of system volume recovery to bare metal disk in UEFI boot system environment, OS may not boot up due to STOP Error 0xc000000e.
Decide Restore Type
When restoring entire disk, multiple volumes in the disk are restored at a time in a simple and fewer-trouble operation.
Volume Recovery is recommended only when you need to restore a specific volume.
How to restore entire disk
Right-click on [Disk 0] of the item to restore (backup image to restore) and specify the restore target.
Please select a disk for [Target Setting](restore target).
How to restore a volume
When restoring a volume to a bare metal disk (initialized disk), right-click on the target disk for initialization.
Next, right-click on the restore source and specify the restore target volume.
– ActiveImage Protector 2016/2016R2/2018