Cannot burn to dvd+r

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by petermidi, Nov 3, 2005.

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  1. petermidi

    petermidi Guest

    Hi there,
    I can see that there's an issue with burning to DVD+r in TI9 - but that's what I've got a spindle of...and I cannot make it work with CDburner XPPro or Roxio, using my internal optical drive or my external Lacie drive

    Can anyone explain what I need to do to sort out this 'DVD packet-writing' issue?

    Thank you

    Peter
     
  2. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Peter,

    Firstly, the DVDs need to be preformatted using UDF packet writing software (in your case Roxio Drag-to-Disk) that also needs to be running in the background whilst creating the image.

    You can use either DVD+R or DVD+/-RW. Note that, as far as I'm aware, only Roxio Drag-to-Disk is able to "format" DVD+R disks. It isn't "formatting" in the normal sense as that would be impossible on write once media.

    Also, if you haven't already done so, I recommend that you read <Acronis True Image Online FAQ #27>.

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  3. petermidi

    petermidi Guest

    Thank you Menorcaman...I read the faq - but somehow missed this!
    Much appreciated.
    P
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    The final paragraph of Menorcaman's link describes what I think is the preferable way to put your image on DVD. You don't need to buy extra software and it's faster than direct burning.
     
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    Avoid InCD. It's been the cause of many a problem for people. Lots of corrupt discs and irrecoverable data.
     
  6. petermidi

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    In general, Acronis True Image 9.0 also supports other UDF packet DVD-writing software, but the two above are the most popular and they have been tested and approved by Acronis.

    Thanks Brian - do you mean this..the two-step process? Does it work for you?
    Thank you.
    Peter

    There is also a two-step method for writing to DVDs. Acronis True Image 9.0 can create an image of a hard disk/partition as a single file on the hard disk itself, and then you can copy the file using your own DVD-writing software to the DVD disc. We recommend you to set the image archive splitting size to 2,000 MBytes (2 GBytes) on the "Image Archive Splitting" screen, as generally the maximum size of a file stored on a DVD disc is 2 GBytes.
     
  7. petermidi

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    I am using TI9 2.032
    Thanks
    Peter
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hi Taz,

    Not sure I agree with you on this one!!

    I've been using Ahead InCD for as long as I can remember without major issues. What few I did have were sorted out a long time ago. In my experience, most CD/DVD packet writing problems can be traced to poor quality media or incompatability between a particular brand of media and ones CD/DVD burner. Also, worth saying that it's never a good idea to have more than one packet writing application installed at the same time (that includes Windows XP's own drag-and-drop CD recording feature, which needs to be deselected).

    Windows XP SP2 introduced a specific problem (not of InCD's making) which can be read about <here>. Updating InCD and applying the appropriate Microsoft Hotfix cured that problem for me.

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  9. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Yes. It's my preference. Others like the direct burn process.

    Actually, I rarely use DVD's. I store my images on hard drives. Second HD, external HD or networked HD. My backups are all scheduled so I'm not there to swap DVD's anyway.
     
  10. petermidi

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    Thank you for your support - much appreciated
    P
     
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