Burn split archive of non iso files to DVD? [BR10 free]

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  1. putapunk

    putapunk Registered Member

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    Hi. I'm new to this product. I was helping my neighbor set up a new laptop and made an image of his drive after I cleaned it out and installed the essentials. I wanted to burn it to DVD but archive it to an external drive first so I split the images to DVD size. But it didn't make iso files so now I don't know if I can burn these to DVD or if I need to redo the archive to get it onto DVDs. Can I convert to image file or is it some sort of image file?

    So I have a .001, .002 and a .003 file. The PBF file and the pfm file.

    Alernatively can I just burn these to DVD as files on a disk rather than as an image and then mount these on some sort of virtual DVD drive? Is there a way to mount these?

    HP laptop
    Win 7 (archive from new Win7 laptop)
    Win Vista (my laptop I'm currently trying to burn with)
    Backup and Recovery 10.1 free edition

    TIA for any help!
     
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  2. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    If the archive files are split to fit into individual archive size, then you're fine to burn them as data DVD. The only drawback is that you don't have a bootable media with the archives, which you only need on the first disk. Create a boot media with the program, and when you need to restore, initiate by booting to that media first, swap to the first CD in the archive, and locate the archive to restore.

    For future reference, if you need to make the first disk bootable, you need to create the archive to DVD, that way the program automatically makes the first disk bootable and has the first portion of the archive.

    If you have not yet burn the CD, go to Tools > Recovery Media Builder > select the Advanced and include the first portion of the archive. The remaining archives, just burn as a regular data disk.
     
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  3. putapunk

    putapunk Registered Member

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    Thanks Tommy!

    I thought that option would make it want to burn while archiving. I couldn't tell how to set it to make the iso to burn later. I was looking at settings while in the wizard mode. Maybe the settings outside of that that I recently saw have more options? I'll have a peek.

    Anyway, I will have a live windows bootable usb drive so it should be fine for his image. If he needs to restore I'm sure I'll be the one doing it. ;)
    I'll play around with it for myself.

    And thanks for the free product! I'm really liking it so far.


    Aha. Didn't see your edit before posting... Good idea! I will do that, so burn that with the .001 file? Or the PBF or pfm file?


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  4. Paragon_Tommy

    Paragon_Tommy Paragon Moderator

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    Start with the PBF, PFM, 000, 001, etc, in that order.
     
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