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XP pro SP2

I want to backup directly to a re-rwitable CD. If I put a new CD-RW in the
drive and specify a filename on the drive to take the backup, it says
"Backup file name cannot be used".

If I copy files to the drive, it seems to copy them to a temporary folder
with heading "files ready to be written to a CD". I have to select them and
select "Write these files to CD".

Why can't I write directly to the CD?
Can anything be done to allow the backup to go straight to the CD?

Regards
Stephen Ford
 
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If you're using ntbackup.exe...

ntbackup.exe does not allow backing up directly to CD.

From X:\VALUEADD\MSFT\NTBACKUP\README.TXT

[[NTBackup Backup/Restore and ASR release notes
2. Backup to CDRW

If you decide to backup to a CDRW, you cannot target that device directly.
You must create a backup set of 650MB or less and backup to a file. After
the file is complete, copy the file to the CDRW.]]

Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315255

How do I backup my files and folders in XP?
http://www.winxptutor.com/ntbackup.htm

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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Stephen Ford <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> hunted and pecked:
> XP pro SP2
>
> I want to backup directly to a re-rwitable CD. If I put a new CD-RW in the
> drive and specify a filename on the drive to take the backup, it says
> "Backup file name cannot be used".
>
> If I copy files to the drive, it seems to copy them to a temporary folder
> with heading "files ready to be written to a CD". I have to select them
> and select "Write these files to CD".
>
> Why can't I write directly to the CD?
> Can anything be done to allow the backup to go straight to the CD?
>
> Regards
> Stephen Ford
 
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Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315255

Description of CD-R and CD-RW recording in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279157

How to copy information to a CD in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306524

CD Burning Becomes Routine in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/bridgman_august13.mspx

BackUp MyPC is a powerful yet easy to use data protection
and disaster recovery solution for a single computer or
peer-to-peer network. Conveniently backup important files
or your entire computer while you're not even around using
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http://www.stompsoft.com/backupmypc.html

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"Stephen Ford" wrote:

| XP pro SP2
|
| I want to backup directly to a re-rwitable CD. If I put a new CD-RW in the
| drive and specify a filename on the drive to take the backup, it says
| "Backup file name cannot be used".
|
| If I copy files to the drive, it seems to copy them to a temporary folder
| with heading "files ready to be written to a CD". I have to select them and
| select "Write these files to CD".
|
| Why can't I write directly to the CD?
| Can anything be done to allow the backup to go straight to the CD?
|
| Regards
| Stephen Ford
 
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"Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> writes:
>XP pro SP2

>I want to backup directly to a re-rwitable CD. If I put a new CD-RW in the
>drive and specify a filename on the drive to take the backup, it says
>"Backup file name cannot be used".

>If I copy files to the drive, it seems to copy them to a temporary folder
>with heading "files ready to be written to a CD". I have to select them and
>select "Write these files to CD".

Other "features" you will find with copying files to the drive,
all time and date stamps of your files are destroyed, everything
is given the current date/time, and block size is 32 megabytes,
every file, even if a few bytes in size uses multiples of 32 meg
of storage when copied to CD.

>Why can't I write directly to the CD?
>Can anything be done to allow the backup to go straight to the CD?

It would be a nice little right-click script someone could write,
to copy all the files to a zip file, and when done copy the zip to
the CD, thus saving time/date stamps and minimize the size on the CD,
and the time needed to write it.

My 11,000 documents take almost 700 megabytes when copied but take
less than 50 megabytes when a zip is copied.
 
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Thanks for the comments. Surprised XP can't do this. Too much to expect?

Am looking at backup s/w options.

Cheers.

Stephen.
 
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XP's back up program will back up directly to a CD-RW if you use Packet
Writing Software like Nero's INCD and format the disk first.
But you still need to be aware of the size limit.

peterk

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"Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford_NOSPAM_@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the comments. Surprised XP can't do this. Too much to expect?
>
> Am looking at backup s/w options.
>
> Cheers.
>
> Stephen.
>