Backup to CD?

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Mark Buckles/Harlan Labs

When using the WinXP Backup Wizard, I specified the CD-writer
as the backup location (drive D), but I get this error message:

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

I tried changing the file name, but get the same error. The Wizard
works properly if I use floppy drive A.

Is there some way to make the BU Wizard accept the CD writer
as the backup device?

Thanks!

Best Regards,
Mark Buckles
Harlan Labs
San Diego
http://www.harlanlabs.com
 
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Raoul

You might check the Microsoft knowledge base, but I believe that the Backp
Wizard does not support CD writing.


When using the WinXP Backup Wizard, I specified the CD-writer
as the backup location (drive D), but I get this error message:

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

I tried changing the file name, but get the same error. The Wizard
works properly if I use floppy drive A.

Is there some way to make the BU Wizard accept the CD writer
as the backup device?

Thanks!

Best Regards,
Mark Buckles
Harlan Labs
San Diego
http://www.harlanlabs.com
 
D

DL

Yes, doesnt back up to CD you have to backup to disk then use burning
software to copy to cd
Of course you could buy a 'proper' backup app
 
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Bruce Chambers

Mark said:
When using the WinXP Backup Wizard, I specified the CD-writer
as the backup location (drive D), but I get this error message:

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

I tried changing the file name, but get the same error. The Wizard
works properly if I use floppy drive A.

Is there some way to make the BU Wizard accept the CD writer
as the backup device?



No, there isn't. WinXP's NTBackup does not recognize CDRs, CDRWs,
or DVD/RWs as valid backup media. By design, it will only write
back-ups to tape drives or another physical or logical hard drive. Many
people back-up to a spare hard drive, and then burn the resulting file
to a CD, as a work-around. Another option, of course, is to use a 3rd
party backup solution.


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