How to back-up to removable media

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by heymoe1, Dec 23, 2006.

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  1. heymoe1

    heymoe1 Registered Member

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    I am a bit confused as to how to back-up to DVD. Do I create the back-up file, and then copy it to a DVD? Or, do I back-up directly to the DVD as the destination?

    Thanks in advance for any help!


    Mike
     
  2. Ralphie

    Ralphie Registered Member

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    You can do it either way with version 10. But the direct method will be very very slow.
     
  3. Tabvla

    Tabvla Registered Member

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    My personal preference is the following: -

    • Backup to a dedicated "Backup" partition on another internal or external disk
    • Use dedicated DVD burning software to burn the image to DVD

    Dedicated burning software could be Nero, Roxio, Pinnacle or similar

    NOTES

    1. If you are backing up the System partition then it serves little purpose to burn it to DVD. You should restore the System image to a spare disk which you can then test to ensure that it is bootable.
    2. If the archive exceeds the capacity of your DVD (e.g. 4.7GB) then setup ATI so that it will create your backup in data blocks that will fit your DVD capacity.
     
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