Backups


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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. This disc is ready for copying. Can anyone
help? Ta.
 
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers

Hi Kevin,

You can't write directly to CDR/CDRW with ntbackup. It wasn't designed for
use this way. You can create the backup files to hard drive and then burn
them to CD, or you can setup your CD drive as a mapped drive and try it that
way (best if you have packet writing software installed).

Personally, I recommend that you use some other backup program to write to
CDR/CDRW's.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!

Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
 
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Harry Ohrn

Check here for a work around
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/saving_files_to_cd.htm However be aware that
the NTbackup program can not autospan CDs, it cannot split large files into
segments either so it is not a tool that can be easily used with CD writing
devices. If you want to make a full system backup to CD media you should
look into one of the many third party apps that are designed to do this
BootIt NG
Drive Image
Norton Ghost
are some of the more popular apps for doing this.
 
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Harry R. Loewengart

After trying out three backup program I decided that NTBackup is the
"least worst". It is seemingly the only one that reliably backs up the
registry!

For a full backup I backup to folder C:\My Backup Files
1). the System State (registry, etc.) (300+ MBytes) and (separately)
2). all files except cache files (4,000 MBytes) and
3). I rename the report so it goes with 1. and 2.
Then, using Winzip I zip the big file, then split it into 530MB (for
CD-RW) or 650MB (for CD-R) sets, finally I copy these sets to CD.
 
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Harry Ohrn

Norton Ghost run from floppy is the most reliable I've found and it burns
directly to CD giving you the option to make the first disk bootable.
 
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Guest

-----Original Message-----
Hi Kevin,

You can't write directly to CDR/CDRW with ntbackup. It wasn't designed for
use this way. You can create the backup files to hard drive and then burn
them to CD, or you can setup your CD drive as a mapped drive and try it that
way (best if you have packet writing software installed).

Personally, I recommend that you use some other backup program to write to
CDR/CDRW's.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!

Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone



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