How's my luck?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by RootAccess, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. RootAccess

    RootAccess Registered Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    After two weeks and down to my last couple of blank DVDs, I have yet to find success in imaging my hard drive. What's I'm looking is to create a bootable disc and back up my hard drive to a bunch of DVD discs. I've tried the following:

    Paragon Backup & Recovery (failed twice during the image recovery phase)

    Macrium Reflect (failed during the image recovery phase)

    DriveImageXML (failed to recognize the actual drives)

    Clonezilla (didn't use but it's hard to make up boot from DVDs)

    EaseUS ToDo (didn't recognize the recovery discs when I loaded them in)

    Acronius True Image (I gave up on this one from last year)

    Kriever 1 click restore (click on the startup icon and it won't respond, frozen)
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Jan 28, 2005
    NSW, Australia

    You are lucky that it failed. Better now than when you have to restore the image. Use a HD to store your images and you will avoid DVD grief.
  3. flamerz

    flamerz Registered Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    easy... terabyte's image for linux.
  4. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    I agree.
    Storing images on DVD is very risky.All it takes is a small scratch on one disc or other degradation for the whole backup to be rendered useless.An external HDD or usb key are far more reliable (and durable) methods of image storage.

    The very fact that you've tried a number of usually reliable utilities and have failed to create and restore a usable image should serve as a warning.

    If you really must use DVDs for backup,then I suggest you use the least level of compression possible.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
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