ATI 2021 (most recent vers) failed to create image
First off - full disclosure - I am not a newbie - I am a level 1 (but currently in computer school to upgrade my skills) help desk analyst in the corporate sector with 25 years experience. That being said, here's the situation.
Recently I tried to create an emergency (just in case there actually was an emergency - there actually is no emergency) system disk image of my OS SSD 1TB to be on my original 640GB HDD and it failed. The HDD is plugged in via a 10 plug USB hub whereas the SSD is installed in my laptop which is Win10 Pro. I have downloaded/installed the error log viewer off the Acronis forum and this is the resulting error log:
3/30/2021 11:49:36 PM: -----
3/30/2021 11:49:36 PM: ATI Demon started. Version: 188.8.131.52184.
3/30/2021 11:49:36 PM: Operation Clone Disk started.
3/30/2021 11:49:36 PM: Operation description: Clone Disk 1. Clearing disk Hard disk: 6
2. Clearing disk Hard disk: 6
3. Hard disk: 1 -> 6 Drive letter: F: File system: NTFS Volume label: SYSTEM Size: 199 MB
4. Hard disk: 1 -> 6 Drive letter: C: File system: NTFS Volume label: OS Size: 930.6 GB -> 595.3 GB
5. Hard disk: 1 -> 6 Drive letter: - Type: 0x27 (Windows RE Hidden, PQ, MirOS) File system: NTFS Volume label: Size: 694 MB -> 696 MB
6. Copying MBR Hard disk: 1 -> 6
3/30/2021 11:55:09 PM: Error 0xa0001: Failed to prepare operations. Error code: 3 'Internal error: script is inconsistent'
3/30/2021 11:55:09 PM: Error 0x13c0005: Operation has completed with errors.
Start: 3/30/2021 11:49:36 PM
Stop: 3/30/2021 11:55:09 PM
Total Time: 00:05:33
Can someone please explain why it failed and what I need to do so that I can create a successful image of my OS disk? I made certain that capacity was not an issue because I did receive an initial notification that I had too much from my source (SSD) to be b/u to my HDD so I went through and eliminated enough that wasn't mandatory for an emergency image to have. I do routine backups and also keep a second physical 1TB HDD installed inside the laptop (my laptop has 2 bays) to segregate my data.
I really would like to be able to create images routinely of my OS disk and need to know what I did wrong. I am wondering if it has anything to do with the fact that the target disk is not installed in the computer and is instead connected via USB. I would like to at all costs NOT have to keep opening the laptop (I looked up the old receipts and as of this year it is officially 10 years old having been purchased in 2011 but is still a rock star because I have upgraded components repeatedly over the years to its current config which now has it at its max config - hopefully will be replacing it before the end of the year) and swapping out the data drive just to perform an image.
I have recently purchased a 10TB SeaGate external USB desktop drive. I also own an OLD (and I mean old - purchased before laptop) 3TB SeaGate USB Desktop Drive that was pretty full and was the target of all of my BU over the years. I have successfully moved the old BU from that drive to the new 10TB using the ATI program to move those files (did not drag and drop). I thought I could just create the image on that drive but realized too late that I needed to create a separate partition FIRST for the OS drive image before performing the move of the BU off the 3TB. I learned this because when I went to create the OS image on the 10TB it told me it had to format the drive to which I cursed like a truck driver and smacked myself on my head and said "DUH".
This now leaves me with 2 questions.
1) Can I create a separate partition on the 10TB and use that for image creation of the OS?
2) If the original error had anything to do with the fact that the target drive for the image creation was not a physically installed drive but rather was connected via USB then wouldn't that negate using a segregated partition on the 10TB USB as the target also? That would make little sense for people that want to routinely create emergency BU images of their OS disk because who wants to keep opening machines and physically swapping out drives to do so?
All information greatly appreciated.