Useing DVD`s to back up instead of CD`s

  asrobs 15:39 02 Nov 2005

After the purchase of Acronis true image I tried to back up useing DVD`s instead of CD`s but seem to get errors is this because I should use CD`s???? asrobs.

  PaulB2005 15:43 02 Nov 2005

Acronis True Image doesn't support backing up directly to DVDs.

  jimv7 15:45 02 Nov 2005

Norton Ghost does support backup to dvd's.

  PaulB2005 15:47 02 Nov 2005

It's been on the wish list (along with being able to make the CD's / DVD's bootable) for a while now.

  asrobs 15:59 02 Nov 2005

This means I need to buy CD`s but they only have a capacity of 800mb and I need 13.5gb to cover all my system.!! asrobs.

  PaulB2005 16:18 02 Nov 2005

Maybe cheaper (in the long run) to get an external USB drive or a second internal hard drive.

  €dstowe 16:45 02 Nov 2005

I would NEVER trust a backup to a CD and most certainly not to a DVD.

Do as Paul2005 suggests and use another hard drive (internal or external).

  PaulB2005 16:46 02 Nov 2005

"I would NEVER trust a backup to a CD and most certainly not to a DVD."

Yup. Only takes one scratch or duff CD out of a set of 8 to destroy the entire image.

Much easier and quicker to use a second hard drive.

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