Win2K Backup to CD-R/RW


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Guest

I was surprised to find that Win2K Backup Utility will not backup to a CD-R/RW. Something lame like it thinks that it is "read only". Microsoft says the fix is to backup to a file and burn the file - yeah, so you have to have enough room on your hard disk for your regular stuff plus the backup file. The alternative is to buy a third party utility that can do the backup, but Nero 6 upgrade (upgrading from Nero Express which came with my CD burner) is $65. Does anyone know of a way to do a real backup (straight to the CD burner) either by tricking Win2K or with shareware or an inexpensive alternative? Thanks.
 
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Gerry Voras

NTBAckup can't do it, because it doesn't know that CDRW's are RW (natively,
they are just R's).

Pay the money for Nero (which can be obtained for much less than $65) or
Ghost or something like that.

Ken said:
I was surprised to find that Win2K Backup Utility will not backup to a
CD-R/RW. Something lame like it thinks that it is "read only". Microsoft
says the fix is to backup to a file and burn the file - yeah, so you have to
have enough room on your hard disk for your regular stuff plus the backup
file. The alternative is to buy a third party utility that can do the
backup, but Nero 6 upgrade (upgrading from Nero Express which came with my
CD burner) is $65. Does anyone know of a way to do a real backup (straight
to the CD burner) either by tricking Win2K or with shareware or an
inexpensive alternative? Thanks.
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Ken said:
I was surprised to find that Win2K Backup Utility will not backup to a
CD-R/RW. Something lame like it thinks that it is "read only". Microsoft
says the fix is to backup to a file and burn the file - yeah, so you have to
have enough room on your hard disk for your regular stuff plus the backup
file. The alternative is to buy a third party utility that can do the
backup, but Nero 6 upgrade (upgrading from Nero Express which came with my
CD burner) is $65. Does anyone know of a way to do a real backup (straight
to the CD burner) either by tricking Win2K or with shareware or an
inexpensive alternative? Thanks.

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I'm not sure what type of CD burner you bought, and where,
but here in Australia we pay A$55.00 for a CD burner with
Nero software and Nero In-CD included. It would do everything
you want. That's about US$42!
 

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