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Will XP backup utilility backup to a CD-RW disk?

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Anonymous
May 29, 2005 2:59:26 AM

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In an article dated July 14, 2003, we are told that the XP backup utility
will not back up directly to a CD-RW disk.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmor...

Question: Is this still correct? If so, it seems odd.

Tom

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Anonymous
May 29, 2005 4:14:28 AM

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Tom;
Yes, it is still correct.
You can back-up to another location then burn that to CD.

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"Doc Jones" <DocJones@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:985C560D-5928-49DD-B5CA-B1877EB48E30@microsoft.com...
> In an article dated July 14, 2003, we are told that the XP backup utility
> will not back up directly to a CD-RW disk.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmor...
>
> Question: Is this still correct? If so, it seems odd.
>
> Tom
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 5:24:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Doc Jones wrote:
> In an article dated July 14, 2003, we are told that the XP backup
> utility will not back up directly to a CD-RW disk.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmor...
>
> Question: Is this still correct? If so, it seems odd.

It is true and it doesn't seem odd to me.
Windows Backup Does Not Back Up to CD-R, CD-RW, or DVD-R Devices
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315255/


http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=544809
John Savill / March 11, 2002
Q. How can I use Windows XP's NTBackup to back up files to CD-RW?

A. XP can write data to CD-RW, but not directly from NTBackup. However, you
can place backup files in the XP CD-RW write subsystem's spooler, which
effectively writes the data directly to CD-RW. To add files to the spooler,
perform the following steps:

Start NTBackup (go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click
Backup).
Select the Backup tab.
Select the files that you want to back up to CD-RW.
Select File for the type of "Backup destination."
Enter the following file location:

C:\documents and settings\<user name>\Local Settings\
Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning\Backup.bkf

If you aren't sure what the <user name> variable needs to be, go to a
command prompt and type
echo %userprofile% to check your %userprofile% environment setting.
After you specify the location of your files in the CD-RW cache, right-click
the "CD write" icon in Windows Explorer and select "Write these files to CD"
to write the backup files to CD-RW.

Make sure the size of your backup doesn't exceed the capacity of your
storage media.


You do have this option for DVDs..
http://www.firestreamer.com/fsdvd/

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