Using the sector-by-sector backup method creates a raw image of the whole hard disk drive
The sector-by-sector method allows you to create an image of all sectors of the selected partition. This image will contain not only sectors with data but also sectors that are empty. As a result, this image will be equal in size to the disk being imaged, as there will be no data compression. This method is useful if a partition being backed up is not supported by the
The file resulting from a sector by sector backup is the same *.tib backup file you would normally create with your product.
Using corporate versions of Acronis products you can create a sector-by-sector image from command-line by adding the /raw parameter. (For Linux systems the parameter is --raw).
trueimagecmd /create /filename:"C:\Test\1.tib" /partition:2-1 /raw
This will create a sector-by-sector backup archive of partition 1 on disk 2 and place it in folder Test on drive C:. The name of archive will be 1.tib.
See respective documentation for additional information.
In Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 you can also create the raw image by ticking off the Back up sector-by-sector checkbox when specifying disks or volumes to back up.
You may use the standalone version of