Imageing to DVDs

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Bobby 1000, May 10, 2005.

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  1. Bobby 1000

    Bobby 1000 Registered Member

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    I created an image using Acronis TI on my external HDD. I read somewhere that the images could be put and/or on to DVDs also. From what I have been able to learn, to do this I will need special "UDF Packet DVD -Writing software. I have Nero version 5.5. To get the updated version, Nero 6, which will include the InCD program will cost me $38. I don't understand what Packet-Writing software is or how ir works. Does anyone have any suggestions for any cheaper software that will burn images to DVDs? Thanks. Bobby

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    Bobby

    You are correct, but not out of business. The best way is to write the image files to a (Internal/External) disk. Then you can burn the DVD's from the images you created. You probably didn't do this and you may have to redo your imaging. When creating the image, set the Maximum file size to 2240MB. You can do this from the prompt that asks you Automatic or Fixed size. The reason for 2240MB is that 2 image files will fit absolutely perfect on a single DVD. Once you have the files created, you can burn them to your DVD using Nero as a DATA DISK. Just select the Image files (2 of them/DVD) and drag them to the burner.

    If you need to restore your image, all you have to do is run TI (Standalone boot disk) and restore the images from the DVD's that u created earlier. I have tested this and it works just fine.

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    Thanks for the response Storage__Man. I already created an image backup on an external drive. I was curious about doing the same using DVDs. If I can figure out how I am going to put my image on to DVDs also for extra security and to settle my curiosity. I never stop learning each day. Thanks again. Bobby
     
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    Or you can choose 4480 MB and using UDF/ISO in Nero a single file can be burnt.

    NTFS.
     
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    Hello Bobby,

    You can download and install the latest version of InCD (currently 4.3.14.1) contained in <Nero Update-Package 3>. As far as I'm aware, so long as you have a registered copy of Nero, InCD will accept the Serial Number used to register your version of Nero Burning ROM.

    Also, if you haven't already done so, read this <Acronis True Image On-Line FAQ> on how to write images to DVD.

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    Hi storage_man,

    No can do if using Nero. It will throw up an error message stating that the file exceeds the ISO 9660 maximum file size limit. Bobby 1000 will need to split the image at 2000 MB (not 2 GB!!) or, better still, split it at 1480 MB and burn up to 3 .tib files per DVD-ROM (ISO) compilation.

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  7. Beach

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    Menorcaman--
    I'm assuming that that file size is for NTFS. I believe the biggest files for FAT32 is 3900megs?? Just incase there are any Win98 users out there.
     
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    Hi Beach,

    I take it you are referring to the file size mentioned in Brian K's post at #4 above? In which case, yes, it's applicable to Windows OS's using NTFS.

    Windows (XP) Explorer shows the maximum file size on my FAT32 formatted external drive as 4,194,304 KB (4GB or 1024 x 1024 x 1000 x 4) so I'm not sure where you got your figure of 3900MB from.

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    At work, I had a machine that runs XP Pro, FAT32. When I went to copy the image that was set at 4,194,304 KB, Nero pops up the error before burning that
    "FAT32 does not recognize FAT sizes bigger than 4gig....do you still want to continue." I burned anyway, and tried to reimage, "FAT32 will not allow FAT size bigger than 4gig. Please resize and retry again."
     
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    Hi Beach,

    Hmm, most strange. Using Nero v6.6.0.12, I've just carried out a successful test burn of a 4,194,304 KB tib file from my FAT32 external drive to DVD-ROM (UDF) disk.

    When TI initially created the image to your FAT32 partition I assume you allowed it to split the size automatically rather than choosing to input a fixed size manually. Is that correct? In which case I guess your Windows Explorer (XP Pro) should have displayed the resultant .tib split file size as 4,194,304 KB (i.e. the same as mine).
    We must be doing something different o_O.

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  11. Bobby 1000

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    I went to the Nero URL posted by Menorcaman and downloaded Package #3. InCD was downloaded and Nero automatically read my serial number and inserted the information used in my previous purchase of Nero. In reading about InCd's use, it said that InCD would not tolerate another Packet Writing software program existing on the same computer. I've got to go back and read what will happen or what they want me to do. I hope that it doesn't implode before I get a chance to read what should be done. Thanks to all of you for your help. It's a never-ending learning experience using computers. Bobby
     
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