Split .tib archive into multiple archives?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by torpex505, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. torpex505

    torpex505 Registered Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    I am using TI Workstation and was wondering if it is possible so split an existing image into several smaller images to burn to DVD. I found a few old posts asking the same question. The latest one(http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=191618) dated in '07 said that it would be submitted to the Development team and possibly implemented in the next release on TI Home. Am I just not seeing the option to do so?
  2. como

    como Registered Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    You cannot split an existing file but you can set the size of splits on any new backups you make see tools./options
  3. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    I have done it using the free TheFileSplitter131. There may be a new version.
    Just make sure you do a test reassemble and Validate the reassembled archive with TI before you rely on it. TI is very particular about the data within the archive to the extent it uses 4000 checksums/gigabyte of archive.

    If you copy it to DVDs be sure to use the burning program's "verify after burning" feature at least.

    I should add that if your archive is much more than a couple of DVDs you should rely on copying it back to a HD before attempting a restore or you will drive yourself nuts swapping disks. TI does not read all of one disk then ask for the other, it requests the disks based on what it is currently restoring.
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello torpex505,

    Thank you for using Acronis Corporate Products

    Please note that once a full image is created as one consistent file it instantly becomes indivisible and you will not be able to divide it into parts by means of Acronis software. So when creating an image you should bear in mind where you want to store the image to.

    Thank you.


    Oleg Lee
  5. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    You could use something like winzip or other similar products to zip the tib file into splits. You would have to reassemble the splits before you could use the again with ATI.
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