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I just purchased Roxio Easy CD&DVD Burning. My main interest is to backup directly from Quickbooks to DVD+RW or DVD-RW directly and immediately from the Quicken menu for backing up the data files. I use Windows Vista. Isn't there a way I can simply format my DVD RW so it can essentially behave as a large flash drive?

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I just purchased Roxio Easy CD&DVD Burning. My main interest is to backup directly from Quickbooks to DVD+RW or DVD-RW directly and immediately from the Quicken menu for backing up the data files. I use Windows Vista. Isn't there a way I can simply format my DVD RW so it can essentially behave as a large flash drive?

 

I would think that you could back it up without doing anything to the DVD-RW, but QuickBooks backup system may not like it. I wouldn't do it this way, anyway. I backup my QuickBooks Pro to a different hard drive, plus an external drive.

 

And, I do not use QuickBooks backup to do it. I merely go into the QuickBooks folder, on my hard drive, and copy the .QBW file, or files, to the other hard drives.

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Regardless, why use a DVD as a thumb drive when you can use a thumbdrive? They are much larger than a disc, more stable (especially then that of a RW disc). Cost are no all that much. Will Vista burn to a thumbdrive?

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RHV,

 

Quicken backup requires a medium where it can both write and erase individual files as it works.

 

To implement this on optical discs under Vista you would need to install old 'packet writing' software such as Drag-to-Disc, InCD, DLA or similar. While it's still possible to do this if you can find the software, it's quite flakey and very unreliable which is why this method has largely been abandoned. There's very little point in writing a backup to a medium that might fail without warning.

 

I would prefer GrandpaBruce's system, although Vista will handle flash drives.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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