Backup error message....please help


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Guest

Hi all,
I posting this for a co-worker....
He's trying to back up his XP system with MS Backup to DVD-RW, and is
getting this error:

The backup file could not be used.
D:\Backup.bkf
Please ensure it is a valid path, and that you have sufficient access

I've never used the backup utility, and it's probably something easy, but I
was wondering if anyone can help problem solve
Thanks
Colin
 
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Ken Blake

calinvt said:
Hi all,
I posting this for a co-worker....
He's trying to back up his XP system with MS Backup to DVD-RW, and is
getting this error:


MSBackup is a very primitive backup program. Among the things it won't do is
backup to a CD or DVD.
 
J

Jim

calinvt said:
Hi all,
I posting this for a co-worker....
He's trying to back up his XP system with MS Backup to DVD-RW, and is
getting this error:

The backup file could not be used.
D:\Backup.bkf
Please ensure it is a valid path, and that you have sufficient access

I've never used the backup utility, and it's probably something easy, but
I
was wondering if anyone can help problem solve
Thanks
Colin
First of all, NTbackup won't write to CD or DVD. It only writes to a floppy
or a file on a hard drive.
Secondly, XP will only read from a DVD. So, even if NTbackup could prepare
a file to write to a DVD, XP will not do that.
EasyCD Creator can easily accomplish the task.
So will Nero.
There may be others as well.
Jim
 
K

Ken Blake

Jim said:
Sorry about that. It has been ages since I used a tape drive on a pc.


Me too, but actually tape was the original preferred target for NTBackup.
 
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Enkidu

Jim said:
First of all, NTbackup won't write to CD or DVD. It only writes to a floppy
or a file on a hard drive.
Secondly, XP will only read from a DVD. So, even if NTbackup could prepare
a file to write to a DVD, XP will not do that.
EasyCD Creator can easily accomplish the task.
So will Nero.
There may be others as well.
Jim, will those program do a proper backup of a system, with all the
necessary system files and so on? I've not used them recently but from
memory they were just programs to write to writable CD/DVDs, and not
proper backup utilities. Am I right?

Cheers,

Cliff
 

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