Acronis behaviour with External HD.

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by sgrb, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. sgrb

    sgrb Registered Member

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    Partition C backup records in a resident HD only one *.tib file
    while in an External HD four *.tib files !
    Why ? and to restore this partition from External HD wich file have I to choose ?
    Many thanks
     
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    Your external drive is formatted Fat32 which is very common. Fat32 only supports a maximum 4GB file size so TI automatically splits the TIB file. You can click on any file to do a restore.
     
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    Should be something else ... I record *.tib file also on resident HD in
    a FAT 32 partition but the file is not fragmented.....
     
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    What is the size of the file on the internal drive and what size are the split files on the external
     
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    16 Gb on resident and 4 x 4 GB on nthe external .
    As they were 4 DVD....
     
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    Unless you've changed the rules for Fat32 partitons your internal HD is not Fat32.
    Can you post an image of windows disk management for your drives?
     
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    Why ...I can format a Fat32 disk ...i use the partition to exchange
    data with linux because Fat32 can be seen by both the OS....
     

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    Are you sure you actually put a file bigger than 4GB on a Fat32 formatted disk? 4GB is the largest file size allowed for Fat32. You claimed you put a 16GB file on a Fat32 disk.
    I think you may have put that 16GB file on an NTFS formatted disk. Your disk management post shows that you do have a Fat32 disk along with NTFS disks. As I said before the external drive is usually formatted Fat32 and that is why TI split them automatically into to 4GB files.
     
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