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Kevin Hughes

I'm trying to backup my computer and documents etc. I'm trying to write them
to CD but when I select "D" drive to write them to it says "The backup file
name could not be used "D;\Backup.bkf" Please ensure it is a valid path, and
that you have sufficient access. Can anyone help? Ta.
 
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Mike Lieser [MSFT]

Hello Kevin,

If the error message you submitted "D;\Backup.bkf" was a direct copy, then
the probably is the semi-colon instead of using a colon.
Another very likely cause if the above error message was just a typo is that
the CD in the drive has not been formatted in any way
(such as UDF packet writing) so that NTBackup sees it as just another drive
with X amount of storage space available.

NTBackup is not able to natively write to a CD-R or CD-RW.

Regards,

Mike Lieser, MCSA, MCSE, CNA
Microsoft SBS Product Support

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I'm trying to backup my computer and documents etc. I'm trying to write them
to CD but when I select "D" drive to write them to it says "The backup file
name could not be used "D;\Backup.bkf" Please ensure it is a valid path, and
that you have sufficient access. Can anyone help? Ta.
 
K

Kevin Hughes

That was just a typo. How do I format the disk? I'm not sure if it is that
problem as I had to browse for drive D it didn't give me the option to go
straight to drive D directly like it did with drive A.
 
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Sharon F

I'm trying to backup my computer and documents etc. I'm trying to write them
to CD but when I select "D" drive to write them to it says "The backup file
name could not be used "D;\Backup.bkf" Please ensure it is a valid path, and
that you have sufficient access. Can anyone help? Ta.

NT Backup does not natively support backup to CDR or CDRW. Select the hard
drive as the destination for the backup file. After it's been created, copy
it to CD. If the file is too large to fit onto a single disk, you'll need
third party software to split the file to multiple CDs and to later rebuild
the split files into a single unit.
 
M

Mike Lieser [MSFT]

Hello Kevin,

There are 3rd party products that are able to format the CD in a UDF Packet
Writing format.
Windows (and NTBackup) will then be able to see this as a regular drive.

Regards,

Mike Lieser, MCSA, MCSE, CNA
Microsoft SBS Product Support

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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That was just a typo. How do I format the disk? I'm not sure if it is that
problem as I had to browse for drive D it didn't give me the option to go
straight to drive D directly like it did with drive A.
 
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Sharon F

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NT Backup does not natively support backup to CDR or CDRW. Select the hard
drive as the destination for the backup file. After it's been created, copy
it to CD. If the file is too large to fit onto a single disk, you'll need
third party software to split the file to multiple CDs and to later rebuild
the split files into a single unit.

PS: Some users have had success backing up to the cdrom drive if 1) their
BKF file is small enough to fit on a single CD and 2) they mapped the drive
as a network drive.
 
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