The functionality of AIP 4.x to AIP2018SP1 is as follows.
Should a connected disk used as an unpartitioned RAW device, the data in the first sector may be changed as a result of the initialization process.
The disks need to be partitioned such that by allocating a partition to a RAW device avoids data loss from the first sector.
ActiveImage Protector initializes the disks recognized as uninitialized at the following times.
– When the “aipcontrol diskinfo” command is executed.
– When a backup task is started.
– When the Restore Image wizard is launched.
– When the GUI is launched.
The functionality has been changed to not initialize RAW disks in AIP2018SP2 or later. Please update.
-ActiveImage Protector 4.x Linux to 2018SP1 Linux