Is there a 2GB file size limit on DVD's with True Image?

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  1. Blocked

    Blocked Registered Member

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    Note the phrase "as generally the maximum size of a file stored on DVD is 2 GBytes".

    Is there a problem restoring from DVD's when the file is 4G+ ?
     
  2. howie123

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    I routinely burn 4GB .tib files to DVD using the UDF file system. I create 4GB images to my hdd first and then using Nero's "UDF DVD" feature, burn these files directly to regular, blank, unformatted DVD+R's. They are probably referring to the ISO file size limit of 2GB. The UDF file system has no such limitations as to maximum file size. Restorations using these DVD's work flawlessly, by the way...
     
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  3. Acronis Support

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    Hello Blocked,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    howie123 is right. You can write 4 gb to DVD if you use UDF packet DVD-writing software. Please note that 2 GB is a hard-coded limit of ISO9660 standard.

    Thank you.
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    Irina Shirokova
     
  4. howie123

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    Actually, with the method I use, no packet-writing software is required and no formatting ahead of time is necessary. I just burn previously created 4GB hard drive images directly to blank, unformatted DVD+R's using Nero 6's "Make UDF DVD" feature (see attached image). I have found this to be a very effective method for creating TI System Restore DVD's.
     

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  5. sjtsnix

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    When creating DVD's of your ATI 8.0 Image using Nero or ?... do you create Bootable DVD's?, or do you have to boot using the ATI Rescue Disk? I am hoping there is a way to create a stand alone bootable DVD that I can boot from to restore my ATI 8.0 Image from.

    Thanks,
    Stephen
     
  6. Menorcaman

    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hello Stephen,

    There is a way. Please check out this <previous reply>.

    Regards
     
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