Backup software is breaking drive image into multiple files and is unusable

i have a server with one NTFS disc partitioned into  c and d

and each time i try to take a backup of the drives it fails or takes the backup but splits the image into 15-20 files

with acronis the backup takes - but if i try to load this image as a Vimage it always fails stating no boot device (all other servers are fine)

with symantec the backup simply fails to start reporting;
Cannot create recovery points for job: Drive Backup of  (C:\). The internal structure of the image file (PQI_CRC_ERROR) is invalid, damaged or unsupported.

with snapshot the backup takes - but again the image is split into 15-20 files and i would not like to rely on it working in the event of failure!


can anyone advise what may be the issue?

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meteorelecAsked:
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meteorelecConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
i service packed 2 to server 2003 and it seems to of sorted the issue as symantec is running smoth as can be !!
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SysExpertCommented:
I would check the hardware and software, and turn off all unused services, and run a malware check as well as hijackthis ver 2 to disable startups.


I hope this helps !
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TristanIT ManagerCommented:
Do a chkdsk /f on both partitions to fix any issues with file structures/bad clusters.

Then defrag both partitions.

Then rerun the SYmantec BE Systems Recvoery software.
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