backing up the back up

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Pandora, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. Pandora

    Pandora Registered Member

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    I am currently trialling TI vers 9. Have sucessfully created a secure zone on my C Drive . However, for inceased security and to save disk space i wish to peiodically save the whole disk image within the SZ to recordble media such as CD or DVD.

    However, Windows does not recognise the SZ. How does one copy this to DVD? I tried the plugin option and that showed the whole system as Drive E. Not sure if this was the original source system or an uncompressed virtual drive of the image within the SZ??

    Anyway, could I tap into your collective wisdom and experience on what may be a workable solution?

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    Pandora
     
  2. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

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    Just my 2 cents but, Oy! If you want to use a secure zone, put it on another drive, not the system drive. If your C drive crashes, you lose everything. Having the same drive for source and backup is like putting your money in a second bank account in the same bank to protect against losing your money in case of bank failure. Even better, if you get a second drive, put your backups there and skip the secure zone unless you have special need for the zone.


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  3. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Pandora,

    I'm afraid you can't (that's why it's called a Secure zone ;)). You will need to create a new image outside the SZ, choosing the manual split option to split the image into DVD sized chunks (4.3GB for UDF compilations or 1492MB and burn up to 3 .tib files/DVD for ISO 9660 compilations).

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  4. Pandora

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    Thanks to you and sheiba for your advice. Looks as if I am in the market for a second drive:doubt:
     
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