2808: Acronis True Image Splits Backup Archives to 4 GB Volumes When Backing Up to FAT32 Drives

This is a limitation of the FAT32 file system

This article applies to:

  • Acronis True Image 10.0 Home
  • Acronis True Image 11 Home
  • Acronis True Image Home 2009
  • Acronis True Image Home 2010
  • Acronis True Image Home 2011


The FAT32 file system limits file size to 4 GB.

When backing up to FAT32 media, Acronis True Image automatically splits the backup archive to 4 GB volumes.

More information

When backing up to a FAT32 internal hard disk drive, Acronis True Image will automatically split the backup archive to 4 GB volumes without any messages.

When backing up to a FAT32 flash drive, Acronis True Image will show the Insert next volume message. See Acronis True Image Asks to Insert Next Volume When Backing Up to USB Flash Drive.

For information on how to convert FAT disks to NTFS, please see Microsoft TechNet article: How to Convert FAT Disks to NTFS

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