Mike Resseler wrote:One question though: Imagine you want to migrate to a smaller disk, that is actually to small to hold the data that is now on the larger disk. Does your other tool provide a possibility to do something about it? And if so, what is the procedure?
If the data set is larger than the drive being moved to then migration is not possible. I don't think there is any migration software (except video re-encoding software) that can shrink general data to fit onto a smaller drive.
In my case the OS volume on the original drive was ~700GB in size but it only contained about 30GB of actual data. Even though the data will fit on the smaller drive, VEP forces me to create a 700GB volume on the SSD instead of shrinking the volume to 224GB.
Dima P. wrote:Speaking of shrink, would it be enough just to fit the smaller disk or are you looking for enhanced resize support like specifying the exact volume size upon restore?
I think most users would be perfectly happy to have VEP just fit the smaller disk. Enhanced partitioning/sizing of volumes can be left to Computer Management.
I just migrated another drive this afternoon. From a 500GB standard drive to a 240GB SSD. If you look at the Macrium Reflect summary below the original drive (top) has (1) 100MB partition and (1) 465GB partition. Reflect just downsized the 465GB partition to fit on to the 223GB SSD partition nice and neat.