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Bacup DVD collection

by rnauth1418 / May 2, 2007 1:54 PM PDT

I am looking for a way to backup my 7 gb DVD files to optical media. I don't have a dual layer burner and I don't trust my hd's. I have heard of programs that let you split those files into several pieces that can be backed up on several DVD-r discs but I am not familiar with them nor do I know if they are reliable. Any help would be greatly apreciated.

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So it's not worth it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2007 9:57 PM PDT
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Dual layer drives are under 40 bucks. Did you reveal it's not worth doing?


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try Acronis True Image
by glennlee / May 3, 2007 3:17 AM PDT
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Acronis True Image will backup to dvd, hd both internal and external, and has a control function that allows you to set file size limits. The backup image is then spanned over the number of files required to backup the entire source file. I am not sure if you still need packet writing software installed to write directly to dvd's (Nero, Easy DVD), but you can get around this by first writing 4g backup files to hd, and then copying them over to dvd's. Double layer dvd's are much more expensive and tempermental.

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