confused by the numer of .pbf files

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by gertrud09, Jun 7, 2011.

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  1. gertrud09

    gertrud09 Registered Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I switched recently from from Acronis 10 to BR 10 home (after building a new system with Win-XPpro SP3 instead of the previous win2000.

    Now I created a first image and I'm a bit surpised, that several .pbf files were created. I had the following settings for the first image:
    - checked create image for partition c:\ - the system partition
    - noticed that also an MBR image was offered and recommended in the help;
    so I checked create image for MBR partition
    - the default file types were excluded from the image creation

    Now I have
    - img_0....pbf / about 5,8 GB - obviously the image from c:\
    - img_1....pbf / about 3,6 kb - what's this ?
    - arc.......pbf / about 4,2 kb - what's this ?

    What is the purpose of the two smaller .pbf's ?
    What is the MBR image ? img_1 ? But so small ?
    Do I realy need that MBR image for restoring c:\ in standard situations ?

    Any hint is aprreciated

  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Backup files description:

    * arc_***.PBF (~KB) - Complex backup service file for listing sub-items
    * img_0_***.pfm (~KB) - service file
    * img_0_***.PBF (~KB) - First Hard Disk track and MBR backup
    * img_1_***.00a .... img_1_***.010 - parts of partition backup if image splitting is enabled
    * img_1_***.PBF (~GB) - partition backup (there could be several such files: one for each partition)
    * img_1_***.pfm (~KB) - service file, that contains info about files and folders inside the archive for browsing and file restore
    * img_1_***.pem (~KB) - service file, that contains info about excluding masks used for backup (could not present if no exclude masks were used)

    In your situation Img_1 is for MBR and First Track and img_0 is for System partition. It depends on order of selection.
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