Acronis breaks up TIB files.

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by hanss, May 2, 2006.

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  1. hanss

    hanss Registered Member

    May 2, 2006
    I am using Acronis 9 together with a USB Lacie 250 gig usb external drive. I would like to have one TIB file but for some reason many TIB files are created despite the fact that I have not set the file size feature. On my other USB drive only one TIB file is created.

    Would appreciate any ideas on what is the problem.

    Hanss, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. TheWeaz

    TheWeaz Registered Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Check the file system of the USB drive. If it is FAT, 4GB is the largest file it will handle. No matter what you tell TI, the files will be split. It is not a problem with TI.
  3. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    As the Weaz said, it's the 4GB FAT32 file size limit. If you want a single file, you will have to reformat/convert the drive to NTFS.

    One advantage of the 4GB file limit is that you can always copy the image to DVDs albeit not as efficiently as splitting at 1492MB or 2240MB which uses and additional 0.38GB per DVD.
  4. urie

    urie Registered Member

    Aug 28, 2004
    To convert a volume to NTFS from the command prompt
    Open Command Prompt. Click Start, 
    point to All Programs, point to Accessories, 
    and then click Command Prompt.
    In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs 
    For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format. 
    You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.
    Important  Once you convert a drive or partition to NTFS, 
    you cannot simply convert it back to FAT or FAT32. 
    You will need to reformat the drive or partition which will erase all data, 
    including programs and personal files, on the partition.
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