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TI scheduler and monitor loading (and locking up)

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Hi, Now that i am reliably cloning away, without issues using my Thinkpad dock to hold the boot CD, I made another 100GB to 60GB clone of my original HDD. No issues and it ran slick.

The new target boots in the main bay, but the boot process was quite delayed because something called Acronis monitor is being loaded.

I do not recall telling this to load. Scheduler is also being loaded. And then these two programs lock up at shutdown.

I can't find a way to shut them off within True Image. I have no need for any monitor or scheduler, I back up my data files via COPY to dedicated HDDs and USB sticks and have no use for the backup routines in TI. I bought it for the cloning capabilities.

I had to use the registry to remove the keys that run these two apps. I normally only have to do that with malware. Now, TI isn't malware, but I don't want these to be running and if someone can tell me how to shut them off from within Acronis true Image's own screens, that would be nice. I especially don't want TI to decide it needs to re-load these on me.

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Nobody knows how to shut off the scheduler and monitor without editing the registry???

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One of you experts must know how to shut this off from within the program, any help out there??

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I ended up editing the registry to not load any acronis TI modules. Too bad the program won't let you shut them off any other way.

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You can disable the startup of the Acronis scheduler service. You can also prevent ACronis True Image Monitor from startint up using Msconfig and uncheck in the startup items.

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Hi Mike,
I believe your lack of response on the forum was just that your posting got overlooked. I know that had I see it, I would have responded as below as would have several others.

One easy way would be to open the Services module (from a command prompt) and start the Services module
services.msc /s
From within the services program, you can stop the service and inside the properties, use the disable or manual option.
Acronis offers two KB articles but not specifically just to stopping the services.

1621: Unregistering Acronis Scheduler Service
http://kb.acronis.com/content/1621

1859: Acronis Scheduler Manager
http://kb.acronis.com/content/1859

If you have no need for the installed program, one option would be to run the clone from the CD without any Windows installation.

Your issue with boot partition size may be version specific. There have been reported successes of upgrading the Thinkpad to larger disks. One example.
http://forum.acronis.com/forum/20176

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Hi Grover, thanks. I'm a rather unique user of ATI; I want it only for the cloning, because my "backups" of current files, are performed via regular copy to designated HDDs that i swap in. Thanks for letting me know about that Replicator application. While not ideal, it is well suited for what i need. Once i got it set up, i just mark off the "jobs" i want to run, and off it goes.

I do need to keep the windows installation of ATI because if i am travelling and have an issue, i won't have my dock with the 3rd HDD / DVD bay, so i would need to boot windows and run ATI from there. the damn dock is actually bigger then the thinkpad and heavier!

But what i never need is the scheduler, or monitor. Yes, msconfig or just editing the registry directly will clear these two bad boys. I know where all items get loaded, I search for runonce and immediately above that is the run entry and that's where every item is loaded (there are 3 similar sections in the registry so i need to check them all, but its quite easy). So the scheduler and monitor are no longer being loaded. There is a small low CPU usage Acronis item still running. I probably don't need it, but since i can't remember its name I'll take that up later.

I will also look up these kb articles and see if they will shed further light.

The size of the boot partition on a T30 is rather strange. I never knew of the "128GB limit". Prior to 2009 i never had a HDD larger than 100GB. Then i got two 250GBs and had no problems getting them partitioned and formatted using DiskPart (which i still hate by the way). But i never tried to make these two into boot disks. They were and are my data file backup disks. It wasn't until this past June that i got those two 320GB disks, and ATI to clone them (or ADD), and I eventually hit the 128GB issue. Since i have re-sized the two 320s to use a 127.9GB boot partition (with the rest as a logical volume on the extended partition) I've had no trouble at all, and will probably just use ATI to refresh the "original" 100GB every once in a while.

I have my two T30s set up so that all i have to do is use replicator to "back up" to my 500GB SATA, and take just that HDD home on the weekends. Then I use replicator in reverse to update the home T30. Saves me having to lug the computer & large heavy case back home every week.

Overall a success story, and ATI & ADD ended up being quite helpful, as were you and others on this forum.

I looked at the last item. That was on an X61 - two generations later than my T30 series. The T/A/R/X 40 series and T/R/X 50/60 series, can all properly support the biggest HDDs availavble. I have a T61 for my wife, and i cloned her 100GB onto a 500GB and 750GB. I haven't used them yet, she won't let me take apart her computer since she's working on her PhD and it would not be good to break it on her! T30 was strange, you can partition, format and use a 500GB partition, but not as a boot partition. remember these were made in 2003.

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Hi Mike,
Thanks very much for the update and the links to the Thinkpad ultrabays.
You are very wise not to attempt any change to your wife's computer. If something happened, you would NEVER hear the end of it.

Grover