English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Support > support.Hardware

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 02 October 2013, 18:31   #1
stu232
Utterly Lost....

 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 167
How can I backup my CF?

My CF is formatted for the Amiga and the PC keeps asking me to format it, so how would I make a backup of the CF in Windows?

I want to make a backup of my current ClassicWB 3.1 setup.
stu232 is offline  
Old 02 October 2013, 18:32   #2
kipper2k
Registered User

 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Thunder Bay, Canada
Posts: 3,959
Quote:
Originally Posted by stu232 View Post
My CF is formatted for the Amiga and the PC keeps asking me to format it, so how would I make a backup of the CF in Windows?

I want to make a backup of my current ClassicWB 3.1 setup.
simple

http://news.ide64.org/2008/12/pd-image-creator.html

you can use a sata adapter or USB adapter to do the read/write process. Just remember you need 2 identical size CF cards or if you just want to save it you create an image to your PC and if you need it later just restore it
kipper2k is offline  
Old 02 October 2013, 18:36   #3
stu232
Utterly Lost....

 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 167
Cheers Kipper.
stu232 is offline  
Old 03 October 2013, 10:34   #4
Jope
-
Jope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Helsinki / Finland
Age: 39
Posts: 7,772
WinUAE also has a handy button that creates a HDF in the hard disk settings.
Jope is offline  
Old 03 October 2013, 10:45   #5
demolition
Unregistered User
demolition's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Copenhagen / DK
Age: 40
Posts: 4,059
Winimage can also be used for this purpose. Can also write the image back to the card.

Fitzsteve made a tutorial here:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...light=winimage
demolition is offline  
Old 03 October 2013, 12:37   #6
stu232
Utterly Lost....

 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 167
Cheers guys, I ended up using WinImage, it backed up my 4Gb card in under 5 minutes
stu232 is offline  
Old 03 October 2013, 13:45   #7
fitzsteve
Professional slacker!
fitzsteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kent, UK
Age: 40
Posts: 6,525
Send a message via MSN to fitzsteve
Nice one, WinImage is really handy for this, I've been using it for a while now to backup and restore cards and it works quite brilliantly, no issues to report so far.

The only thing to remember is if you want to restore it to a new CF card in the future, say this one dies it will need to be the same capacity or greater, ideally exactly the same.
fitzsteve is offline  
Old 03 October 2013, 13:50   #8
demolition
Unregistered User
demolition's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Copenhagen / DK
Age: 40
Posts: 4,059
Notice that if you try to restore the image to a bigger CF card, Winimage will give you an error since it reached EOF on the file before the card was finished. It will work fine however, but you won't be able to use the extra space unless you repartition the card.
demolition is offline  
Old 03 October 2013, 13:56   #9
fitzsteve
Professional slacker!
fitzsteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kent, UK
Age: 40
Posts: 6,525
Send a message via MSN to fitzsteve
Quote:
Originally Posted by demolition View Post
Notice that if you try to restore the image to a bigger CF card, Winimage will give you an error since it reached EOF on the file before the card was finished. It will work fine however, but you won't be able to use the extra space unless you repartition the card.
I didn't get these Errors, I've written slightly smaller images to CF cards and they work just fine and complete without errors, as you say that extra space would not be useable as the RDB will show the card as smaller.

I've however had the last partition go corrupt on a card where this was done, I don't know if it was due to just age of card (probably it's a few years old) or whether the Amiga tried to write outside the working space on the CF

This is why to be safe I recommend using exact matching media.
fitzsteve is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
VCR backup: did anyone of you really used it? jman Nostalgia & memories 53 21 January 2020 10:17
HD Backup to VHS shrub3056 Hardware mods 6 31 August 2011 22:56
Backup solution Chaeo support.Hardware 12 31 January 2010 02:29
HDD backup JackTheKnife support.Other 5 08 September 2009 22:31
OS Backup problem Eny- support.Apps 6 07 July 2004 21:22

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.07295 seconds with 13 queries