Creating a Full Backup but divided into , say, 4Gbte section

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Creating a Full Backup but divided into , say, 4Gbte section

Postby thenoo » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:13 pm

I am new to BIBM and would like to create an Image File so that this file would fit onto , say , standard DVD disks pf 4.7 Gb capacity.

I have been able , so far . to create a complete Image File but not one divided into sections of 4.75 Gbts.
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Re: Creating a Full Backup but divided into , say, 4Gbte section

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:34 pm

The backup options has a max file size option you can set.

"thenoo" wrote in message news:823@public.bootitbm...

I am new to BIBM and would like to create an Image File so that this file
would fit onto , say , standard DVD disks pf 4.7 Gb capacity.

I have been able , so far . to create a complete Image File but not one
divided into sections of 4.75 Gbts.

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Re: Creating a Full Backup but divided into , say, 4Gbte sec

Postby Bob Coleman » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:55 pm

Another good way to handle this is to use BingBurn to copy the complete image file to DVDs. It will split the file as necessary to create the most efficient use possible of the DVDs.
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Re: Creating a Full Backup but divided into , say, 4Gbte sec

Postby thenoo » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:51 am

[quote="TeraByte Support"]The backup options has a max file size option you can set.
quote]
Thanks - I missed that option but now I see it. Much obliged
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Re: Creating a Full Backup but divided into , say, 4Gbte sec

Postby thenoo » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:53 am

Bob Coleman wrote:Another good way to handle this is to use BingBurn to copy the complete image file to DVDs. It will split the file as necessary to create the most efficient use possible of the DVDs.


Thanks also for that suggestion
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Re: Creating a Full Backup but divided into , say, 4Gbte sec

Postby Bob Coleman » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:39 pm

If the intent here is to create 4GB segments, copy them to DVD, and eventually use IFD to restore from the DVDs, be aware that the DVds must written in the ISO9660 standard to be usable by IFD.

Not that I completely understand this stuff, but there are apparently at least two file systems for optical discs, ISO9660 and UDF.

I used to create images split into specified size segments and copy those segments to DVD with Nero. If my memory serves me correctly, I discovered that Nero would, without notice, use the UDF file system if any file being burned to DVD was larger than 2GB and the resulting disc would not be usable by Bing. Because of this I resolved to never use file sizes greater than 2GB.

I've since discovered that different burning programs have different ways to decide or specify whether to write DVDs with the ISO9660 or UDF filesystem. Experimentation has just shown me that IFD, like Bing, can't handle UDF discs.

At this point, I'd say that another attraction of copying image files, whatever their size, to DVD using BingBurn is assurance that the DVD will be in a format usable by IFD.
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