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Data CD Using Roxio 5.3.5


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Hello:

 

I use Roxio 5.3 to backup files on my PC. When I backup directories that already have been previously backed up on CD, I find that any new files in those directories are not added to the CD, even though they are clearly present on my PC.

 

Any idea what I'm doing incorrectly? I am using a Sony CD-RW (700MB) at 1x, 2x or 4x.

 

Thanks.

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Hello:

 

I use Roxio 5.3 to backup files on my PC. When I backup directories that already have been previously backed up on CD, I find that any new files in those directories are not added to the CD, even though they are clearly present on my PC.

 

Any idea what I'm doing incorrectly? I am using a Sony CD-RW (700MB) at 1x, 2x or 4x.

 

Thanks.

 

What program are you using? This is a Toast 8 forum, and when I did a google search for Toast 5.3.5, all I could find was Easy CD and DVD creator 5...

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For starters, if the idea is this is to archive the data for later retrieveal, RW media isn't a good idea.

 

You do not have a "great-big floppy-disc". RW media is "burned" by the laser melting and re-crystalizing an aluminum alloy, which promptly starts to de-crystalize, taking the data with it. It's ok for moving things from one computer to another (when the original is still safely on the originating computer), but that is probably better done with a Flash drive (aka Jump / Thumb / Pen / Keychain drive) or an External Hard Drive if available.

 

True, you can delete a file from the TOC [table of Contents] but that won't get the space back on a RW disc any more than on an R disc - the difference is you can erase the ENTIRE disc and start over.

 

You can increase the speed at which the data disappears from RW media by formatting the disc for Packet-writing (DirctCD, Drag2Disc, Nero's InCD, Sonic's DLA, etc.).

 

If you want to make an "incremantal backup", I'd suggest using DataProject and CD-R, and just burn a new disc each time.

 

Or isn't your data worth the 15 cents or so it costs per CD-R by the spindle ...?

 

Lynn

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Just because the operator is using a CD-RW drive doesn't mean he's using a CDRW disc, Lynn.

 

You need to set your filters so they don't go off when they see "RW" in a thread. :lol:

 

RAWRRRRRR

 

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Just because the operator is using a CD-RW drive doesn't mean he's using a CDRW disc, Lynn.

 

You need to set your filters so they don't go off when they see "RW" in a thread. :lol:

 

 

policeman.gif A good one! agreed.gif

 

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Hello:

 

I use Roxio 5.3 to backup files on my PC. When I backup directories that already have been previously backed up on CD, I find that any new files in those directories are not added to the CD, even though they are clearly present on my PC.

 

Any idea what I'm doing incorrectly? I am using a Sony CD-RW (700MB) at 1x, 2x or 4x.

Thanks.

700MB seems to me more like the size of a disc than the id string of a burner, Brendon.

 

Lynn

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Hello:

 

I use Roxio 5.3 to backup files on my PC. When I backup directories that already have been previously backed up on CD, I find that any new files in those directories are not added to the CD, even though they are clearly present on my PC.

 

Any idea what I'm doing incorrectly? I am using a Sony CD-RW (700MB) at 1x, 2x or 4x.

 

Thanks.

Getting back to the problem at hand....

 

The only thing you're doing incorrectly is assuming that because you're reusing a project that you built by dragging an entire folder to be burned, the next time you use it, ECDC 5 will add new files. It doesn't. When you drag a folder to the area to be burned and save the project, it saves a list of all the files to be burned, not the fact that you wanted the entire folder. So, when you re-open the project, it brings up that list of files, completely ignoring the new files, and burns that.

 

You need to recreate the project each time. A Data CD project is not a "backup utility" that updates the way you want.

 

Hope that helps!

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