Backing up to a CD-R or CD-RW


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Don Miller

Is there a way to directly save data back up files to a CD-R or CD-RW?
Is special software involved? I have only been able to copy a data
back up to a CD. The software which cam with my burner is NTI's CD
Maker and FilCD v 2.0.
 
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Han

(e-mail address removed) (Don Miller) wrote in
Is there a way to directly save data back up files to a CD-R or CD-RW?
Is special software involved? I have only been able to copy a data
back up to a CD. The software which cam with my burner is NTI's CD
Maker and FilCD v 2.0.
I use DirectCD, so the CD is "seen" as a slow, very small hard drive, or
a big floppy. DirectCD is packetwriting software that came with my
DVD/CDRW. Other manufacturesrs bundle diffent brands of software to
basically do the same thing.

To back up, I either use the built-in software of Quicken 2002 DL, US,
which has worked fine for me, or I use a simple freeware program from
Karenware.com, called Karens Replicator.

Others may use other approaches, and some claim that burning a CD is
better than letting DirectCD control the writing.

The thing to watch out for is that ALL files of a fileset get copied.
You need to tell your OS to NOT hide extensions, or system files, then
search for all files anywhere called MyData.* You should have qdf and
other files all with the same name. Quicken likes names that conform to
the old 8.3 standard -8 characters and a 3 character extension.

YMMV!
HTH
 
H

Hal

Is there a way to directly save data back up files to a CD-R or CD-RW?
Is special software involved? I have only been able to copy a data
back up to a CD. The software which cam with my burner is NTI's CD
Maker and FilCD v 2.0.
If you are using 2004, I would recommend using your CD writing
software. Or you can use packet-writing software. But I've seen many
complaints from people using that method.
I use Nero for my CD-R backups. After backing up my file in Q2004
onto the hard drive I go into Nero and use the multi-session option
for data backup. That way I can use the same CD for each backup (at
least until it fills up).
I would guess that CD Maker must have a similiar option, but I've
never used it.
Also, you could try checking out alt.comp.periphs.cdr for more info.
Hal
 
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Mr Nobody

Don

Better yet if you have a USB port, use one of the "Thumb Drives" or "Micro
Drives" out now. If you use Win ME or XP you don't even need a driver, just
plug 'em in and use it as a additional hard drive. I got a 64 meg drive at
Office Max for 10 bux (after rebate) and its fast. Course if your files are
larger than that, larger drives are available.

I won't even go into using a flash card reader and one of the new flash
cards.

HTH, and good luck
Mr. Nobody
 
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Doug

Hal said:
If you are using 2004, I would recommend using your CD writing
software. Or you can use packet-writing software. But I've seen many
complaints from people using that method.
I use Nero for my CD-R backups. After backing up my file in Q2004
onto the hard drive I go into Nero and use the multi-session option
for data backup. That way I can use the same CD for each backup (at
least until it fills up).
I would guess that CD Maker must have a similiar option, but I've
never used it.
Also, you could try checking out alt.comp.periphs.cdr for more info.
Hal
Yep, I'm really, really wanting my packet writing software (Nero InCD) to
start working again :-( It worked fine under Q2000, but hasn't been working
under Q2004. Still works for every other piece of software, so it's a Q
problem, not a hardware/OS problem.

Doug
 

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