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Error -43 when burning large file to multiple discs


Greg M

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We are working on Backing up an old server Drive using Toast 8. It's a 100 Gig drive, so we want to use the disc spanning feature to put it onto mutliple DVD's.

 

I began the disc burn process, it informed me that I would need 30 DVD's to complete the archive. One DVD 9, I received an errord = -43 code. It said that the DVD could not finish writing because I did not have priviledges to read the file .DS_Store.

 

Then I'm given to options, 1 to cancel, or 2 to eject the disc and try again. Unfortunatley the second option doesn't work, I clicked and clicked on the eject option with no luck, I had to cancel. After canceling, I still wasn't allowed to eject the disc manually. I had to first restart the computer, then the disc ejected.

 

So two items here, 1 is to report the bug were the CD won't eject afer an error -43, so I had to canecl the entire burn and start a new from Disc 1.

 

2nd, as hard as I tried, the burn kept crashing with the -43 error saying it couldn't read .DS_Store files.

 

Is there any fix or work around for this? Is there anyway to have Toast ignore invisible files like the .DS_store files, seems like there use to be a preference for that but I can't find it now.

 

Anyway, until I can break past this barrirer I'm unable to archive our drive, so any help is appreciated.

 

Greg

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I'm getting a -43 error like that just burning a copy of my documents directory. Checked the drive using Diskwarrior 4, repaired permissions, verified the drive with DiskUtility.

 

Oddly enough I can burn a good copy of the directory (with all the files there) with Toast 7.12 and with the built-in burning facility. Toast 8 is certainly prettier.

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I'm getting a -43 error like that just burning a copy of my documents directory. Checked the drive using Diskwarrior 4, repaired permissions, verified the drive with DiskUtility.

 

Oddly enough I can burn a good copy of the directory (with all the files there) with Toast 7.12 and with the built-in burning facility. Toast 8 is certainly prettier.

 

Glad to know I'm not the only one. Just curious, does it give you a specific file that causes the error. Would be interesting if it was an invisible or DS_Store file for you as well.

 

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Glad to know I'm not the only one. Just curious, does it give you a specific file that causes the error. Would be interesting if it was an invisible or DS_Store file for you as well.

 

Greg

No file name is shown in the error message or in any log I can find. There are DS_Store and .FCBIndex files in there, of course.
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What exactly are you trying to burn? If it is ~/Library (~ replaces the path to your home folder) then there are plenty of things in there that you dont have access to burn because they are in use and in some cases you dont actually have permissions to them. Try using something like Deja Vu and see if that helps.

 

P.S. If it is going to take 30 DVDs, then you probably are better off backing up to a Hard drive instead (Deja Vu can help with that too). I cant imagine backing up every other week onto 30 DVD's. Your backups are going to take up more space then your desk in a matter of months.

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What exactly are you trying to burn? If it is ~/Library (~ replaces the path to your home folder) then there are plenty of things in there that you dont have access to burn because they are in use and in some cases you dont actually have permissions to them. Try using something like Deja Vu and see if that helps.

 

P.S. If it is going to take 30 DVDs, then you probably are better off backing up to a Hard drive instead (Deja Vu can help with that too). I cant imagine backing up every other week onto 30 DVD's. Your backups are going to take up more space then your desk in a matter of months.

 

In my case, it sufficed just to try to do the documents folder in my home folder. Toast 7.12 copied the same folder just fine; perhaps it ignores files it can't copy or touch?

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In my case it's not a home directory, rather it's an external hard drive that use to contain the items shared out by our server. There are about 90 Gigs of items they want archived. Basically items we'll never need again, but they want an arvhive of them just in case. So they don't want them on a hard drive, but rather DVD's. I broke it down into 3 seperatre 30 Gig folders, so it requires less then 30 DVD's now.

 

I agree with you storing on a hard drive makes more sense, however, they need the hard drive for something else and dont' want to purchase a replacement drive.

 

So my options are to burn to DVD, either with the Toast 8 disc spanning feature, or by manually breaking the folders down into smaller 4 Gig data sets. I'd rather get Toast 8 working as I purchased it for this reason.

 

The drive has the Ignore Permissions on this volume icon checked, so in theory I shouldn't get any permissions errors.

 

Didn't there use to be a way to have Toast ignore invisible files? Also, the continue button is broken, probably a small bug, so I can't continue throught he error or try again.

 

I know there are other ways to do this, but one reason I bought Toast 8 was for the disc spanning feature, I'd really like to get it working correctly.

 

Thanks,

 

Greg

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