So I have a 500gb disk backup img that has only 64gb used. I would like to restore it on a 115gb SSD. Thoughts?
sorry for necroing this 2 month old post
The answer, at least for me, is no.
I have urbackup server 2.2.11 and the recovery disk 2.1.1 (x64).
Under the recovery disk i did the usual, put username, password, select computer, select backup and select he drive to restore to. After a few seccond it shows that the target drive is smaller than the image.
In my case the computer have a seagate 2tb i dont know the model. I tried to recover it to a toshiba 2tb and it shows that is smaller (like for 0.06gb)…
I hope the devs add the feature to recover to smaller drives from bigger VHD if possible
Any changes about this trouble?
Not so far as I’m aware, however, in the case of migrating from a working disk to a smaller SSD, you could always use disk management to shrink the existing partition prior to imaging, then restore from an image of the pre-shrunk disk.
Alternatively if you have access to the .vhd files from new enough Windows you could try resizing the .vhd files as outlined here
Personally I tend to use Macrium Reflect for disk migration, the disk clone function handles a smaller target disk without issue.
what happening if i need to change an SSD with a different one having the same size on specs? As you know SSDs could have different size (even hundreds of MB) even if they say, for example, 250GB.
On my desk i have 2 SSD of the same manufacturer and they differs about 1.5GB of 250GB.