DVD-RAM support

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    bottom Registered Member

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    hi

    have a DVD-RAM capable burner running
    and a (fully working) Panasonic driver installed
    turning my DVD-burner into a removable hard-disk
    as soon as a DVD-RAM media is entered...

    1) should the driver be disabled for TI to work properly o_O

    2) what UDF format version is TI using when burning DVDs ?
    (1.0x, 1.5, 2.0 or 2.01 ?)

    thanks in advance


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  2. GroomLake

    GroomLake Registered Member

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    It is my opinion that TI should withdraw all support to burn images directly to CD’s and DVD’s because they represent weak links in an otherwise secure system.
     
  3. bVolk

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    That's why I reverted to Build 3567.

    I use the 2-step method for the occasional copy to DVD anyway. But I can understand that direct writing to DVD capability would be essential for people with one single HD, more than half full.
     
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    DVD-RAM has very little todo with DVD / DVD+- RW !!!!!
    it's MUCH safer (hence slower)

    i have the same problem as You:
    - when using a dvd-ram via a special driver as a removable media,
    i DONT NEED direct DVD support !

    - but i don't want to stay with an outdated/old build of TI
    so i (currently) have installed the latest build


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  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello bottom and everyone interested,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are very sorry for the delay with the response.

    First of all, please be aware that in spite of the fact that the current build of Acronis True Image 9.0 Home supports writing backups to DVD directly it should still be able to save backups to the UDF formatted DVDs (via third-party software\driver) as well. Could you please clarify if you experience any problems saving backups to the UDF formatted DVDs? If yes, then please provide us with the following information:

    - What exact version and build number of Acronis True Image do you use?

    - What operating system do you use?

    - Do you receive any warning, error or informational messages? If yes, then please make a screen shot(s) or provide the exact text of these message(s). Also, let us know when you receive these message(s) exactly;

    - Let us know the exact vendor and model of your DVD burner;

    - What third-party software do you use to format DVDs? Let us know the exact version and build number of this software;

    - What type and brand of DVD media do you use (DVD+-R\RW)?

    Please also note that UDF versions higher than 2.01 are not supported when Acronis True Image is operating in Linux based Acronis Rescue Environment, i.e. when using the 'Full' version of Bootable Rescue CD or Acronis Startup Recovery Manager. You should therefore use UDF version 2.01 or lower. Otherwise, backups saved to DVD will not be visible for Acronis True Image when you will try to restore them using Bootable Rescue CD or Acronis Startup Recovery Manager.

    Thank you.
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    the problem:
    empty DVD-RAM formated with UDF 1.50 or 2.0 inserted
    but TrueImage doesn't want to burn directly...
    message pops up saying cd/dvd media is full
    and then offers to reformat
    ...this makes scheduled, automatic backups quite hard

    >What exact version and build number of Acronis True Image do you use?
    TI 9.0 home build 3641

    >What operating system do you use?
    winXP pro sp2

    >Let us know the exact vendor and model of your DVD burner
    nec 4550A

    >What third-party software do you use to format DVDs?
    >Let us know the exact version and build number of this software;
    Panasonic DVD-RAM Driver 4.0.7.0 for WinXP

    >What type and brand of DVD media do you use (DVD+-R\RW)?
    Panasonic DVD-RAM media 2x,3x and 5x

    - driver works perfectly
    as soon as a DVD-RAM is inserted
    it can be used just a like a big fat floppy disk
    ican even use together with the integrated windows backup program
    which is installed on most windows PCs: "%SystemRoot%\system32\ntbackup.exe"
    - standard dvds are ignored by the driver and can be burned
    normally with software tools like nero, deep burner, ...
    - .... and neither Roxio nor InCD was ever installed on my pc

    thx and thx in advance


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  7. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello bottom,

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Please note that if you would like to use direct DVD witting ability of Acronis True Image you do not need to format the DVD discs into UDF. Please also have a look at this previous post by Alexey about direct DVD burning in Acronis True Image.

    I would also recommend that you download and install the latest build (3694) of Acronis True Image 9.0 Home (German version). To get access to updates you should first register your software.

    Thank you.
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