Recompresing an archive?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Tond, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. Tond

    Tond Registered Member

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    Hello, first post here on these forums.

    I recently purchased Acronis True Image because I wanted to make some reliable backups for my PC. I recently backed up my entire hard drive and decided to make 8GB limit for the archive files. I was originally planning on burning all 6 image files to DVD double layer disks, but I ran into a problem. I found out that 8GB is too large for a double layer disk (40MB too large). Go figure!

    My question is, there a way to re compress archive files? I had originally compressed the archives at a high level, but there is also the "highest" level. I thought about compressing them with winzip, but that would be a pain if I ever needed to restore them outside of Windows.

    Any suggestions are appreciated!
     
  2. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    Not within TI. Best thing is to repeat the backup with a different filesize setting.

    Compressing a compressed file can often result in a larger file.
     
  3. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    According to Nero, a dual-layer DVD can hold 8152 MB which is 7.961 GB.
     
  4. Tond

    Tond Registered Member

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    I just had someone on another forum tell me the name about Nero. I forgot about that 1GB=1024mb conversion.

    On the other hand, those backup files I mentioned earlier were just after a fresh install of XP and all my other apps and such. At this point I have added all kinds of things to my hard drive. Originally, I was going to use them when I needed to reinstall (re image in this case) XP.

    I guess I can just get a REAL cheap 20GB SATA drive and store it in my closet! Lesson learned!
     
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