I am having a problem backing up images. This should be an easy, drag-n-drop solution, but...
I have a Win XP Pro virtual machine with a standard software baseline (Office, Visio, Project, Symantec, etc). I want to backup this baseline, but I am having problems. Obviously, I do not want to store it locally on my MBP as that defeats the purpose of a backup. Note that this baseline image is compressed using the Parallels Compressor.
First, I tried 1) copying and 2) cloning the image to an external hard drive. Both failed saying the file was too large.
Next, I tried burning to a DVD, but that also failed saying there was not enough space on the DVD. The DVDs are standard Apple x8, 4.7GB DVD-R and the image (according to OS X) is 4.58 GB. This is not including the .pvs file and a small text file detailing the baseline. Ideally, I want both a DVD backup and a copy on the external HDD.
Caveat: Backing up locally by copying and/or cloning works fine. But I cannot get it off of the MBP and onto another media.
I cannot be the only one having problems backing up, am I? Thanks.