Why backup image file splitting

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  1. alpertunga

    alpertunga Registered Member

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    I'm using trial version Echo enterprise server 9.5

    Installed server configiration (Server management console)
    MS 2003 R2
    Highpoint 1740 Sata Raid controller
    Seagate SATA II 750 disk 4 number Raid 5 (2.25 TB)
    Intel mainboard
    NTFS system
    Backup file location on this computer


    Acronis Backup agent installed 2003 Server

    Why backup image file splitting? Split file option = Automatic
    I'm using full backup image.

    When I created my first backup the system created separate files. I had the Automatic option selected.

    Best regards
     
  2. TheWeaz

    TheWeaz Registered Member

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    What size are the files? Are you storing the files on a FAT drive? FAT file size limit is ~4GB.
     
  3. alpertunga

    alpertunga Registered Member

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    Backup file location computer NTFS file system
    This computer the following configiration :

    OS :2003 R2
    Highpoint 1740 Sata Raid controller
    Seagate SATA II 750 disk 4 number Raid 5 (2.25 TB)
    Intel mainboard
    NTFS file system
     
  4. alpertunga

    alpertunga Registered Member

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    and the size of backup image file 430 GB
    but splitting files 2GB size
     
  5. mgray_mn

    mgray_mn Registered Member

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    I'm having the same issue, also the files do not have any type of extension.

    Did you find a resolution.

    Thanks

    MG
     
  6. Acronis Support

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    Hello alpertunga and mgray_mn,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Remote Server Backup Software.

    Could you please clarify if you are saving the backups to Acronis Backup Server?

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
  7. bertsirkin

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    I'm having the same problem with TI 11 (8053). It ALWAYS splits the backup into individual 4,194,304 kb files when set to "Automatic" splitting.

    I'm backing up a 200gb drive (136gb used) to a 160gb USB drive.

    The two things that come to mind is that:

    1) Acronis sees a 200GB drive being backed up to a 160GB drive and THINKS it has to split the backup
    2) Acronis thinks it has to split the backup because it's backing up to a "removable" drive

    What we REALLY need is one more option rather than "Automatic" and specific sizes - an option to back up to ONE file.

    Any way around this annoying situation?

    bert
     
  8. TheWeaz

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    bert,
    Are you sure your USB file system is NTFS?
     
  9. bertsirkin

    bertsirkin Registered Member

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    It's FAT32

    bert
     
  10. TheWeaz

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    FAT32 has a 4 GB file size limit.
     
  11. bertsirkin

    bertsirkin Registered Member

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    I was under the impression FAT32 supported much larger files, but I see you're correct. Thanks for pointing that out!

    bert
     
  12. GroverH

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    Note: the controlling factor is the disk receiving/storing the file. The system can be fat32 and if the storage is an external NTFS, you will get only one file.
     
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  13. jmk94903

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    You do not have a "problem."

    Your external hard drive is formatted FAT32. This is the way most external drives are delivered.

    The largest file that FAT32 supports is 4GB (4,194,304 KB). When an image is larger than that, True Image splits the image into 4GB pieces with the final piece being less than 4GB.

    You can't do anything about this unless you reformat the external drive to NTFS. In that case, your backup will be a single file, or you can choose to have True Image split it.
     
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