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Old 09-13-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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Backup - Image Files

Normally I burn images files as "images", which is the correct way one should burn them to make them usable. However, what should one do to archive them?

For example:

I have a folder labeled "LIVE" with several image files (iso) in it.

What would happen if I burn the "LIVE" folder as a "data disc" with the images inside?

What I want to do is burn the "LIVE" folder to DVD so that I have a portable backup of these image files. Then, I can simply:

a) insert the DVD into a new computer
b) open the "LIVE" folder
c) copy / paste an image file from the DVD to the new harddrive
d) open the burning software and select the new harddrive containing the recently pasted image file
e) burn the image file as an image file for us as I would normally do on my own computer

My question: Can I do so? Or, would burning their parent folder as "data" corrupt them or otherwise make them unusable?

Old 09-13-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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A file is a file regardless of extension, your .iso files should remain intact when you burn them as data

Last edited by Tuttle; 09-13-2009 at 04:26 PM.


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