Acronis True image created 3 files

J G
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I just created a backup to acronis true image.  

The program created three TIB files.  

_v1 - (2g)
_v2- (4g)
_v3- (4g)

Any ideas why the program created 3 files?
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noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
What are the sizes of these files? Did you do file backup or system backup? And what are the extensions of these files?
Normally Acronis would split the backup files.
J G

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Commented:
I see that it split them, probably because the usb stick was formatted to fat32

If I download the tib files to my laptop, could I somehow merge them?
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
Exactly, FAT has limitation on file size.
As long as you keep them in the same folder there should be also no problem in restoring them. Merging is possible only in form of vhd but I dont see any reason why you would need to do that.
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
i had this happening too, and it never was a problem using them
Bagaudin SatuevGlobal Community Evangelist
Commented:
Greetings tike55 and thanks for your question!

Indeed, the reason the backup file is split into multiple parts is the limitation of the file system.

You can get more details on our Backup Splitting options from this section of the user guide - https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/ATI2019/index.html#3418.html


Let me know if you have any additional questions.
J G

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Commented:
How do I restore multiple files?  Do I select them all at once?
Top Expert 2013
Commented:
normally Acronis will automaticly select the files as needed
J G

Author

Commented:
so in a nutshell, when its time to restore:  I boot off of the Acronis CD, select the USB drive the files are saved on for the source, Acronis will select all the files automatically?
J G

Author

Commented:
I am using the tib files as an image to deploy in my company
Bagaudin SatuevGlobal Community Evangelist

Commented:
Yes, you just browse to the location and choose the archive file.
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
and yes, it will selct what's needed
J G

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just for clarification, what is an archive file?  Is it the folder?  I currently have 3 TIBs
Top Expert 2013
Commented:
an archive is a room whrer you store old documents, or possessions
so an archive file is a file that stores your 'old' configuration, or OS
from Wikipedia:
An archive file is a file that is composed of one or more computer files along with metadata. Archive files are used to collect multiple data files together into a single file for easier portability and storage, or simply to compress files to use less storage space.
J G

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How would I create an archive file for the TIBs that would work with True Image?
Global Community Evangelist
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I might have provoked misunderstanding as we only just recently introduced data archiving and until then I was always thinking of backup files as archives :)

So, in order to restore the data from a set of backup files, you need to just choose any of the .tib files in the set.

Here I created a quick video for you explaining the process - see the description for details.

Edit: wrong video link
Top Expert 2013

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you don't create create an archive file for the TIBs - THEY are the archive files

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