Backing up system to a CDRW


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Charlie Macias

Can someone please tell me how to enable the Windows 2000
Backup feature to back up on my CDRW. It seems that the
only places it will allow the backup to go is the Local
Disk (C:) or the 3½ Floppy (A:). I have a, HL-DT-ST CD-RW
GCE-8240B as my CDRW "burner", (24X10X40X), on my (E:)
Drive. When I use, E:\System bkup\System bkup.bkf ,as
my "Backup Media or File Name", a Backup Error !
reads, ! "E:is not a valid drive or you do not have
access." Can someone please help? Thank you, Sincerely,
Charlie
 
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William R. Walsh

Hi!

About the best you will be able to do will be the install some UDF packet
writing software. This will enable most programs on your computer to use the
CD-R/RW drive as a regular disk drive. Whether it is good enough to fool the
Win2k backup program or not I couldn't say. I have never tried it. UDF
packet writing seems a bit too much of a compromise on readability when all
is said and done...and I don't really bother with it.

Ahead's Nero Burning ROM software package can burn a set of backup discs
from within their software...but read on...

With today's large hard disks, using a CD-R/RW drive as a backup device
really doesn't make a lot of sense. At 650MB per, it will take a lot of
discs to even backup 10GB of data.

If you are serious about backing up a whole system or any large amount of
data, you may find the investment in a backup device for that purpose worth
the cost...especially if you ever have to use it.

William
 
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Bill James

You can backup to the hard drive, then burn that to CD, but you cannot burn directly to CD from MS Backup.

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Bill James
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User

Win9x VBScript Utilities » www.billsway.com/vbspage/
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Can someone please tell me how to enable the Windows 2000
Backup feature to back up on my CDRW. It seems that the
only places it will allow the backup to go is the Local
Disk (C:) or the 3½ Floppy (A:). I have a, HL-DT-ST CD-RW
GCE-8240B as my CDRW "burner", (24X10X40X), on my (E:)
Drive. When I use, E:\System bkup\System bkup.bkf ,as
my "Backup Media or File Name", a Backup Error !
reads, ! "E:is not a valid drive or you do not have
access." Can someone please help? Thank you, Sincerely,
Charlie
 
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DJ

This information is incorrect. I can assume that your CDRW
came with Roxio or Adaptec ez cd creator. If you format a
cd for direct disk, you can copy files to it directly. You
will be able to save a document to your E: drive without
using the burning software. If you format using direct
disk then your should be able to write to your drive for
your backups.

DJ
A+, Net+, MCP, MCSA
Northrop Grumman IT


-----Original Message-----
You can backup to the hard drive, then burn that to CD,
but you cannot burn directly to CD from MS Backup.
--

Bill James
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User

Win9x VBScript Utilities » www.billsway.com/vbspage/
Windows Tweaks & Tips » www.billsway.com/notes_public/

"Charlie Macias" <[email protected]>
wrote in message [email protected]
 
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Bill James

The information is not incorrect. Preformatting the disk means you are not burning directly to CD from MS Backup. You are providing an alternate method.

--

Bill James
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User

Win9x VBScript Utilities » www.billsway.com/vbspage/
Windows Tweaks & Tips » www.billsway.com/notes_public/

This information is incorrect. I can assume that your CDRW
came with Roxio or Adaptec ez cd creator. If you format a
cd for direct disk, you can copy files to it directly. You
will be able to save a document to your E: drive without
using the burning software. If you format using direct
disk then your should be able to write to your drive for
your backups.

DJ
A+, Net+, MCP, MCSA
Northrop Grumman IT


-----Original Message-----
You can backup to the hard drive, then burn that to CD,
but you cannot burn directly to CD from MS Backup.
--

Bill James
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User

Win9x VBScript Utilities » www.billsway.com/vbspage/
Windows Tweaks & Tips » www.billsway.com/notes_public/

"Charlie Macias" <[email protected]>
wrote in message [email protected]
 

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