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What is the Acronis Secure Zone and how is it used?

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I am using Vista Ultimate as an OS and Acronis® True Image Home® version 11.0 (build 8,101) as a backup.
Acronis has something called Acronis Secure Zone.  As I understand it, it is necessary to have Acronis partition your hard drive in order to get things backed up and restored correctly.  So I said "yes" and my 69 GB backup hard drive was partitioned and, now, all the space I have for backups is about half of the 69 GB and there is another partition, which cannot be seen, and is empty.  I don't know how to use this empty partition and I don't have room on the partition I can see to keep the last backup plus have room for the new one.  I also am wondering why I should save the system state.  What does that do for me?
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by:PUNKY
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What is Acronis Secure Zone:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronis_Secure_Zone
Or see page 13: http://us1.download.acronis.com/pdf/TrueImage10.0_ug.en.pdf
How create on page 57: http://us1.download.acronis.com/pdf/TrueImage10.0_ug.en.pdf
You dont need that at all, in my opinion, it is a waste of space of hard drive.
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by:rdaves
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Oka, so I don't need the secure zone and have deleted it.  Makes no sense as to why I should have a FAT32 partition on my hard drive, anyway.

Now, I need to know why I need to back up my system state.  What good is that?  Seems like I want to save an image of my hard drive and when my computer crashes to, restore it.  So I have asked Acronis to archive my "C" drive.  I hope this is the right thing to do.  I don't know how to test it, as I would have to do a restore to a fully functional hard drive.  The only way to test it would be when my computer crashes.  
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Make a backup image for emergency case, and store in same hard drive is not good .... if the drive failed. I would create an backup image to external drive or into DVDs, but remember you have to make a rescue boot disc during making backup image (during wizard) . In case of system crashed, insert that rescue disc in, boot system from it, map to image backup from either external drive or DVD's .... and restore system ....
 
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From what I have read, the Acronis disk is bootable.  Would that eliminate a need to create  a rescue boot disk?
I do my backups to a removable drive that is separate from my primary drive.
So, if I have an image of my Primary drive, it is useless if I have a crash and haven't created a rescue disk...yes?
So, every time I backup my primary drive, I should also create a rescue disk?
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No you only create rescue disc 1 and use that whenever you need to backup system. I guess you talk about the Acronis disc you bought, that is good as well.
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