TI 10 why no image burnt to multi DVD but said was successful

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by mghia, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. mghia

    mghia Registered Member

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    Ok I have tried wading through the posts and saw this was an image on other builds.
    I have TI Home 10 build 4871 bought and paid at Staples.

    I was so disappointed since after reading many reviews this was supposed to be a good program.:(
    Why are the DVDs blank after going throught he process for an hour 20 mintues?

    I know some here will try to tell me to burn to hard drive first and then burn disks.
    However I really want to burn some storage copies to DVD.Media used TDK DVD +R 4X. I have 6 disks made by choosing FULL BACK UP and got a successful message.
    HOWEVER the disks are blank! WHY?

    So how do you burn to DVD in version 10?
    If it does not work than I do not see the point of owning this program. ALl features advertised should work.
     
  2. Brian K

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    mghia,

    Backing up to DVDs has been a problem for all imaging software. Acronis, Ghost etc. Sometimes it backs up and sometimes it doesn't. Probably related to your hardware. It doesn't work for me either.

    I see this as an advantage because storing images on DVDs is a recipe for disaster and the more discs you have, the more likely that the restore will fail. I know you don't want to hear this but if you want reliability in the restore process, forget DVDs.
     
  3. mghia

    mghia Registered Member

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    Hi,
    Thanks for news although discouraging.

    The point is this, no matter what you gues tell me about not burning to DVD, the product was adverstised to do so and other devices like harddrive can fail if there was a power surge.

    So I need to make a hard copy as a last resort style back up.

    If the program spins disks and has me put in 6 DVDs than it should be writing on them, yes? Then why didn't it?

    If someone was splitting it up into DVD packets on a harddrive, does the program write to a harddrive something or is it blank too?? WHat is the difference if it is breaking into pakcets vs breaking into pakcets and burning to DVD?
    Then what changes when writing to disk? Actually I do not care, I would like info on how to make it work and be something that could be verified.
     
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  4. Brian K

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    mghia,

    Surprisingly, this method is much faster than direct writing to DVDs. But you need another partition to create the images. You can write the images to the C: drive and delete them after burning the discs but TeraByte Unlimited says this is not a good idea although I don't know if their reasoning applies to TI.

    Good point. But for restores they are more reliable than DVDs. You should have two backups for redundancy. I use a second (internal) HD and an external HD that I only connect to the computer to copy the backup image. Every few months I do copy an image to a DVD but my images are only 4 GB and fit on one disc. I've never used the DVD for a real restore, only for tests.

    To get the best usage out of your computer you have to spend more money. Backup software, partitioning software and backup hardware are just starters.
     
  5. seekforever

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    True and DVDs seem to be able to fail while sitting on the shelf.

    I certainly agree TI should as advertized write to DVDs even if I don't use it and if it fails it shouldn't say the process was completed successfully although that probably indicates the software received no error codes back from the driver while writing the DVD.

    Are you using DVD +/-R or RW? TI only supports one type of RW but I can't remember if it is + or -
     
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