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Create Image File Replication HAReplicator User Manual

Disk / volume to image file replication is an ideal choose while user want to save hard disk space to avoid hardware RAID, this type of replication can create a real-time replication between disk or volume to an image file, the image file is an raw mapping to the disk or volume, it can be easily used by other KernSafe software and  it is easily to be moved.

Before you create replication, you need connect to at least one server, if you don't know how to connect to a server, please read the topic: Add server to management console.
Click the Create button on the toolbar, the Create Application Wizard shows.

Select Image File Mirror and click the Next button to continue.

You can choose a server from Enter name combo box, and then click Add to add the server to Selected server list box.

Click the Next button to continue.

Select a hard disk or volume to be mirrored to an image file.

Click the Next button to continue.

Select a image file to the Mirror file field.
Choose Compressed if you want the file is compressed.
Choose Synchronous or Asynchronous, for learn difference between synchronous and asynchronous replication, please read the topic: synchronous and asynchronous.
Choose Full Synchronize as Initialize Type, if you reach to the following conditions, you can select Don't Synchronize to save your time:
1. Source storage is a completely empty hard disk (even not initialized in windows disk management console).
2. The source storage and target storage was synchronized before, they are consistent already.
Except the above two conditions, you much select Full Synchronize.

Click the Next button to continue.

Choose if target medium will be encrypted.
If you want to encrypt target medium, select the Encrypt target medium option, and then input Password and Confirm Password.

Click the Next button to continue.

Completing Application Creation.
Please check if every settings are correct, click Back if you need to modify something or click Cancel to cancel application creation.

Click the Finish button to complete application creating.



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