Full backup on de c: drive

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  1. ward

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    Hoi,

    Want make the backup of de c: drive in a map of de c: drive himself because there is'nt space enough on my d: partition. After that I want thus that map to burn on dvd's with a burnapplication. So far the idea, buth..... is it possible to make an backup of the c: on the c: himself? ATI advise against I think, buth wy they do that.

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    As far as I know, if you have enough room on the C: partition you can save the backup there. After you've created the image, burn the splits to DVD and then you can remove the files from the C: drive.

    After that, I would copy the files back to the C: drive (from the DVDs) and run a Validate to make sure they're intact. Then you can remove them from the C: drive again. You should probably also boot into TI from the TI cd and do a Validate from the DVDs to make sure that works.

    As backing up to DVDs can be very time consuming and unreliable, you may want to consider purchasing an external USB drive to store your backups.
     
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    Very match thanks fore these usefull tips.

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    Hello ward,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    As MudCrab noted, you can save the archive file on the partition being imaged if you have enough space. The only recommendation against is that in case of partition corruption or drive failure the archive will be lost too. Of course, you can move it to other storage after creating (for example, burn to DVD media, as you were going to).

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image in the respective User's Guide.

    Thank you.
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    Also verry much thanks Mister Setdikov.

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    Still something where I think suddenly of, the backup becomes to writed in FAT32 upon a NTFS drive, after when this map with the backup becomes deleted, what happened whith the filesystem, becomes it again NTFS or none?

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    Are you asking what happens if you copy/move the TIB files from a FAT32 partition to an NTFS partition? In this case they are just files. Make sure to Validate the image after the copy.

    When you restore a partition, whatever format the saved partition was in will be the format of the restored partition. If you image a FAT32 partition and then restore it, it will be a FAT32 partition. If you image an NTFS partition and then restore, it will be an NTFS partition.
     
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    I will try clarify: The c: is in NTFS, nowI go create an image of the c: in a map upon the c: in FAT32 supported by TI. After making a copy on dvd's I delete that map from the c:, what's now the situation of that piece C: where first stood the deleted map:, is that again in NTFS like the hole c:, or remains it in FAT32 ?
     
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    Well... it's a little more clear.

    I'm going to write you what you're asking and then answer it. I'm just guessing on what you mean by "in the map" and "where first stood the deleted map."

    The C: drive is formatted as NTFS. You need to create an image backup of your C: drive, but you don't have room to store it anywhere else so you're saving to the the C: partition. You have set TI to split the image into small enough files that can be burned onto DVDs.

    You then create the backup and end up with a number of .TIB files on the C: partition (all around 4GB or whatever split size you selected). You then burn these .TIB files to DVDs.

    Now you delete the .TIB files from the C: partition. This is the "hole" you're talking about? Since the C: partition is NTFS, the "hole" is NTFS. The partition formats can't mix.

    Saving the backup image files to any hard drive does not change the partition format. When you restore a partition image, the partition format in the image is also restored.
     
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    I think that I'm understand it now, thus when I create with TI in FAT32 an image upon the c:, and I remove or delete that later, the space where that image stood, is still in NTFS.
     
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    Yes. The .TIB files are just saved as regular files on the hard disk. The format of the partition being backed up makes no difference. It could be NTFS, FAT32, Ext3, etc.

    It would be the same as creating a 4GB MPEG video file and then deleting it.
     
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    OK, thank you verry much.

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