Back Up on DVD+RW

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Stefan Hecht, Dec 19, 2006.

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  1. Stefan Hecht

    Stefan Hecht Registered Member

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    True Image Home 9.0: it is not possible to make a Back Up on DVD+RW. Otherwise it is possible to make a Back UP on CD RW and DVD. My computer system is Windows XP. The German support nannot solve this problem.
     
  2. Ralphie

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    Stefan, backing up to any kind of optical media is very very slow. It would be much better to backup to another hard drive. If your system is a laptop, use an external usb drive.
     
  3. foghorne

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    Stefan,

    I would agree with Ralphie. Not only that, "write once" optical is fairly unreliable compared to disk - and I personally wouldn't even consider relying on a RW.

    Go the disk route. It's easier all round.

    F.
     
  4. GroomLake

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    I agree with foghorne. It is even possible that when copying and optical back to a hard drive that the image will not verify.
     
  5. storage_man

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    I agree that backing up directly to CD/DVDs is a effort in frutility. I do backup to DVDs, but first I go to a USB hard disk. I find that about 3-4 out of 10 DVD disks, fail ! If I'm successful in building a complete image backup on to DVDs (IE: I verify source versus target after the burn process and then verify the DVD backup with TI Validation) and if it passes this criteria, I CAN restore a operational disk from the backup DVDs. But it is not easy. I have tried every brand of media with about the same success as I described here.

    If you realize how the data is recorded on a DVD/CD, you will immediately realize that this media will never replace a TAPE DRIVE/TAPE MEDIA for low cost backup. Magnetic tape is much more reliable than the burning process of CD/DVD. This media works great for videos/still pictures and audio, but if you lose a bit in any one of these creations, you won't miss a thing, but in a disk backup, you could lose a part of the MBR.

    Storage_man
     
  6. marliz

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    Can't agree with you about the tape, Storage_man. A few years ago I lost a years worth of work even though I had several sets of backup tapes. Even though they were all verified (or whatever it was called) all of them were corrupt. And this on a fairly new zip drive.

    I've never had any problem with data stored on a CD or DVD once it was written. Could be a first time so I store on DVDs and on a separate external hard drive. Am paranoid after that event. Even all those backups won't save me if the pc gods frown.

    Marliz
     
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