backup to cdrw


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fmilano

Hi, I am trying to use W2K backup utility and backup files
directly to my cdrw, d:\backup.bkf . However, I keep
getting an error stating that " D: is not a valid drive,
or you do not have access" I am using a Lite-On burner and
running Nero 5.5 InCD 3.27.2 and a Verbatim CD-RW. Any
idea's why it is not working? Or can W2K backup utility
just not do this.
PS: I am logged in as Administrator

Thanks,
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

fmilano said:
Hi, I am trying to use W2K backup utility and backup files
directly to my cdrw, d:\backup.bkf . However, I keep
getting an error stating that " D: is not a valid drive,
or you do not have access" I am using a Lite-On burner and
running Nero 5.5 InCD 3.27.2 and a Verbatim CD-RW. Any
idea's why it is not working? Or can W2K backup utility
just not do this.
PS: I am logged in as Administrator

Thanks,

- Can you see drive D: in "My Computer"?
- If yes, can you write to drive D:? For example, can you
create a folder on drive D:?
- Have you formatted your CD under In-CD?
 
E

Enkidu

- Can you see drive D: in "My Computer"?
- If yes, can you write to drive D:? For example, can you
create a folder on drive D:?
- Have you formatted your CD under In-CD?
[Sorry, can't see the original post. I'll have to hijack Pegasus'
post]

If you are using InCD it's a packet writer. The disk needs to be
pre-formatted. Did you do that?

Cheers,

Cliff
 
D

dcdon

Hi Pegasus,

thx again for your help

don
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fmilano said:
Hi, I am trying to use W2K backup utility and backup files
directly to my cdrw, d:\backup.bkf . However, I keep
getting an error stating that " D: is not a valid drive,
or you do not have access" I am using a Lite-On burner and
running Nero 5.5 InCD 3.27.2 and a Verbatim CD-RW. Any
idea's why it is not working? Or can W2K backup utility
just not do this.
PS: I am logged in as Administrator

Thanks,

- Can you see drive D: in "My Computer"?
- If yes, can you write to drive D:? For example, can you
create a folder on drive D:?
- Have you formatted your CD under In-CD?
 
E

Enkidu

- Can you see drive D: in "My Computer"?
- If yes, can you write to drive D:? For example, can you
create a folder on drive D:?
- Have you formatted your CD under In-CD?
[Sorry, can't see the original post. I'll have to hijack Pegasus'
post]

If you are using InCD it's a packet writer. The disk needs to be
pre-formatted. Did you do that?
Arrrgh! Must have blind spot. Sorry folks....

Cheers,

Cliff
 
J

John & Sharon Buchanan

I have the same problem and the only way I can back up to a CDRW (MSI CDRW
8348) is do the backup to the hard drive and copy it across to an INCD
formatted disc. It won't recognise the disc if you try this directly, even
if you have a backup.bkf file sitting in it waiting for a backup (ie my
computer recognises the D drive and can create new folders in an INCD
formatted disc) It generally functions like a non-magnetic giant floppy
except for this application. I think the problem may be (and I am very far
from an expert!!) that backup is designed for magnetic (not optical) media.
Having said this, the backup created as above is recognised if you do a
restore. Go figure!!
Incidentally, if there are any other more elegant workarounds, please let me
know
John Buchanan
 
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Enkidu

It works fine for me, admittedly on Windows XP, not on Windows 2000.
InCD Version 3.31.0. I'm using imation 1x-4x Compatible CD-RW.

Cheers,

Cliff
 
J

John & Sharon Buchanan

Hmmmm
I wonder what the problem is then? It would be very nice to have this
working
John Buchanan
 
G

Guest

-----Original Message-----
Hi, I am trying to use W2K backup utility and backup files
directly to my cdrw, d:\backup.bkf . However, I keep
getting an error stating that " D: is not a valid drive,
or you do not have access" I am using a Lite-On burner and
running Nero 5.5 InCD 3.27.2 and a Verbatim CD-RW. Any
idea's why it is not working? Or can W2K backup utility
just not do this.
PS: I am logged in as Administrator

I don't think you can do this. I just bought a brand new
Plextor PX-708A DVD+RW drive and some Verbatim media, but I
have had *no* luck doing a backup.

* Veritas Backup Exec 9.0 fails when it writes near the end
of the DVD+RW drive.

* Nero BackItUp! is too buggy, but it works great with
DVD+RW media.

* Microsoft Backup doesn't support writing to DVD-RW media,
even though the product description says it does. (
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315255
)

I'd love to hear if anyone else has had luck with this.
I'm dying to find a non-tape-based solution.

-Jeff Ishaq
ishaqjunk3 zzATzz hotmail zzDOTzz com
 
E

Enkidu

I don't think you can do this. I just bought a brand new
Plextor PX-708A DVD+RW drive and some Verbatim media, but I
have had *no* luck doing a backup.
He is using CD-RW. I did a test and successfully backed up to my
CD-RW. InCD Version 3.31.0 (on XP but that shouldn't matter). I use
imation disks.

Cheers,

Cliff
 
E

Evi

Enkidu said:
He is using CD-RW. I did a test and successfully backed up to my
CD-RW. InCD Version 3.31.0 (on XP but that shouldn't matter). I use
imation disks.

Cheers,

Cliff
--
I've heard that Imation CDs are no better than their floppies and their
floppys are really dreadful: 4 out of a pack of 10 didn't work properly and
1 stopped working after being used a few times while my old floppies work
fine on the same PC.
Evi
 
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Gary Smith

Evi said:
I've heard that Imation CDs are no better than their floppies and their
floppys are really dreadful: 4 out of a pack of 10 didn't work properly and
1 stopped working after being used a few times while my old floppies work
fine on the same PC.

Strange. I used Imation floppies and tapes for years, and all the CD's
I've purcheased in the last year or so have been Imation. I've never had
a bit of trouble with any of them.
 
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Enkidu

I've heard that Imation CDs are no better than their floppies and their
floppys are really dreadful: 4 out of a pack of 10 didn't work properly and
1 stopped working after being used a few times while my old floppies work
fine on the same PC.
Dunno 'bout that. But the question was whether or not you could
persuade a CD-RW drive to write a backup using NTBackup.

Cheers,

Cliff
 

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