How to create a backup dvd on xp home


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Katrina

I have gone on the microsoft site and found how to install the backup.exe off
my xp cd. I did everthing it said. I even went through the steps and picking
out what files I want backup. but it is wanting my removeable e,f,g,h. I dont
have a zip drive. just a have(dvd-r cd Drive (D:/) ).
Went I click the start backup. I get and error: the backup files name could
not be used. "D:/Backup.bkf: Please ensure it is a valid path, and that
you have sufficient access.
I am not sure if that means I am not able to backup on dvd's or is there a
program that will enable me to used the dvds to backup.
In Other Words I Need Help :(
 
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Shenan Stanley

Katrina said:
I have gone on the microsoft site and found how to install the
backup.exe off my xp cd. I did everthing it said. I even went
through the steps and picking out what files I want backup. but it
is wanting my removeable e,f,g,h. I dont have a zip drive. just a
have(dvd-r cd Drive (D:/) ).
Went I click the start backup. I get and error: the backup files
name could not be used. "D:/Backup.bkf: Please ensure it is a
valid path, and that you have sufficient access.
I am not sure if that means I am not able to backup on dvd's or is
there a program that will enable me to used the dvds to backup.
In Other Words I Need Help :(

You cannot backup using NTBACKUP to CD/DVD.

Create your backup file(s) on a hard disk drive and burn them manually to
CD/DVD - that is an option. An easier one is to get a large external hard
disk drive.
 
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DL

NtBackup is a very old application, it backs up to your HD or Floppy only
Allmost any third party backup software has the ability to backup to cd/dvd,
or network etc
I use Acronis True Image, there is a fully functioning trial on their web
site
There are numerous other applications
 
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VanguardLH

Katrina said:
I have gone on the microsoft site and found how to install the backup.exe off
my xp cd. I did everthing it said. I even went through the steps and picking
out what files I want backup. but it is wanting my removeable e,f,g,h. I dont
have a zip drive. just a have(dvd-r cd Drive (D:/) ).
Went I click the start backup. I get and error: the backup files name could
not be used. "D:/Backup.bkf: Please ensure it is a valid path, and that
you have sufficient access.
I am not sure if that means I am not able to backup on dvd's or is there a
program that will enable me to used the dvds to backup.
In Other Words I Need Help :(

You didn't get any CD/DVD burning software with your CD/DVD drive? Was
it an OEM drive (so no software was included)?
 
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db ´¯`·.. >

firstly,
dvd-r or cd-r means
you can only read/play
disks.

you would need a
dvd-rw or cd-rw to
write to those disks.

rw means read and
write.

secondly,
i think you are making
a wise decision to make
a backup.

however, backup methods
have greatly improved.

the old method of backup
use to be a method of
compressing all your data
into one giant backup file.

however, this is risky and
awkward and inefficient.

instead utilize your system
restore feature and learn
to be proficient with it.

the system restore feature
can protect you with restoring
your system files but not
your personal files.

therefore my suggestion
is to take the time and
effort to simply copy your
personal data via straight
copy or imaging/cloning
software to a safe place
like a dvd or cd or external
harddrive or online.

microsoft provides free
5 gigs of online space
for storing personal files.

the size of 5 gigs is
something like 8 cd's.
 
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VanguardLH

databaseben wrote:

(Following quoted content was reformatted due to databaseben's overly
short line length.)
firstly, dvd-r or cd-r means you can only read/play disks. you would
need a dvd-rw or cd-rw to write to those disks. rw means read and
write.

You really need to so some studying regarding the acronyms used for
optical media.

CD-R = Compact Disc, Recordable
CD-RW = Compact Disc, Rewriteable

DVD-R = (Digital Video Disc or, now, Digital Versatile Disc), Recordable
DVD-RW = Digital Versatile Disc, Rewriteable

*BOTH* types are recordable. Both can use multiple sessions (a new TOC
is written to supplant the first one for the next session). The "W"
type can be erased and reused whereas the "R" type is usable only once
(but may contain multiple sessions until you fill up the disc).

If you need help with acronyms, visit http://www.acronymfinder.com/.
 
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Bill in Co.

VanguardLH said:
databaseben wrote:

(Following quoted content was reformatted due to databaseben's overly
short line length.)


You really need to so some studying regarding the acronyms used for
optical media.

For sure. And also electronics, for that matter.
 
D

David Webb

Databaseben wasn't referring to media...he was referring to the optical drive
itself. It's obvious that the OP is new to all this terminology but I don't
believe that Databaseben is.
 
B

Bill Sharpe

db ´¯`·.. > said:
firstly,
dvd-r or cd-r means
you can only read/play
disks.

You can certainly write ONCE to a blank cd-r or dvd-r disk.

Otherwise, they'd all be coasters <g>

Bill
 
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Bill in Co.

And recordable in the DAO mode (or at least that's the terminology for CDs).
I won't even use the R/W stuff; I've seen enough problem stories already,
in terms of some system driver conflicts (like with InCD, etc), AND
sometimes in getting the data off the media in some cases (especially on a
different computer).

For sure. And also electronics, for that matter.
 
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