Storing True Image File

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by kwhiz01, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. kwhiz01

    kwhiz01 Registered Member

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    I stupidly made a single True Image file on a second hard drive of my clean Windows installation. :mad: I now see the value of haing the image file copied to a DVD for storage away from my computer. Is ther any way to get a valid image file on DVD's by splitting / copyingo_O?
     
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    kwhiz01 Registered Member

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    Hello kwhiz01,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Acronis True Image 9.0 allows you to write backups to DVDs, however there are some provisos to be paid attention to.

    At this time Acronis True Image 9.0 utilizes third-party UDF-packet DVD-writing software. To be able to write backups to DVDs we recommend you to install a UDF-packet DVD-writing software such as Ahead InCD or Roxio DirectCD, format DVD discs by means of this software and then use formatted discs with Acronis True Image 9.0.

    Acronis True Image 9.0 supports DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD+R discs. Due to certain specifications it does not support DVD-R discs.

    To learn more please refer to http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/faq.html#27.

    There are two general ways to write a backup to DVDs.

    Having started Acronis True Image 9.0 Backup Wizard from the main window and having specified what files/folders or partitions/entire hard drives you want to back up you will be brought to a screen where you will have to specify a folder/disk drive where you want to store the image to. You should point to your DVD-Rom at this time to proceed with creating an image to DVDs.

    Acronis True Image 9.0 will automatically part the image into equal files to fit your DVDs.

    When restoring an image after the described operation you will have to put in your DVD-Rom the last created image first. And then proceed in a backward order.

    The other way to write an image to DVDs would be to create an image set with the archive splitting size at 2 GB on a local hard disk drive and then to copy the created image archives to DVDs. In this case you will have to copy all the archives back to one folder to restore the image.

    Please note that once a full image is created as one consistent file it instantly becomes indivisible and in case it exceeds the limit of 4.7 GB (the maximum capacity of a DVD disc) you will not be able to divide it into parts and burn to DVDs. So when creating an image you should bear in mind where you want to store the image to.

    However we would recommend you to set the archive splitting size manually if you are planning to transfer an image archive to DVD discs. The archive size should be set at 2 GB to avoid possible discrepancies when being restored later. This proviso relates to most of the modern DVD-writing software.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
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    If it IS a clean Windows installation, chances are the Image file size is much less than 4.7 gig ... so just use your burner software to burn the Image to your dvd media.
     
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