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Spanning Disk Not Recover Nor Working


nlhieu

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Hi fellas,

 

I've been searching for keywork "spanning" but the 2 results didn't help much. So, I'd say I create a new topic and looking forward to receiving instruction from members. Thanks in advance.

 

I run 10.5.2 Leopard, Toast 9 (don't know whether it's updated or not - sorry) on Macbook, and I've been trying to burn 56GB of datas and videos and stuffs into 14 spanning disks but both failed, leaving me with bunch of DVDs. The last attempt resulted in 8DVDs successfully completed. I've been looking for any dialog or option to burn the current project FROM disk #9 instead of wasting another 8 DVDs. have anyone experienced this?

 

OK, i'll be waiting. Google didn't help me as well (or, didn't I search enough?)

 

thanks again fellas,

Hieu

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ok,

 

got this after a day:

 

Thank you for contacting Roxio Technical Support

 

Unfortunatly there is no way to start midway through a burn. I recommend to use very low speeds if you choose to span data, and we recommend creating single disc projects.

 

If the information provided does not resolve your issue simply update your webticket with a detailed explanation with the steps you have tried and any error messages you receive.

 

Regards,

 

Roxio Technical Support

http://www.roxio.com/enu/support

 

well, so I have to stick with Toast or is there any other program that can burn better than Toast? Anyone suggest any good program? (where is my guy who is voting to boycott Toast?)

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I've been looking for any dialog or option to burn the current project FROM disk #9 instead of wasting another 8 DVDs. have anyone experienced this?

This is indeed an interesting question - I asked it myself very early on this board and someone (being a beta-tester of Toast9) replied and thought that he "remembered" seeing the option to re-burn the current CD after a failure. But he wanted to re-check, and that was the last that I heard of the topic...

 

Toast8 definitely stopped after the first failing disk, and your report sounds like Toast9 does the same - which means that disk spanning is still an entirely useless feature - sadly.

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The same thing has happened to me several times in the past few months, and again just now - 19 discs in a spanned set, I got to disc 15 of 19 and it failed to be written. It asks you to insert a new disc, but the drive keeps humming away and eventually spits it back out again, asking again for the disc. Seems the only thing to do is hit cancel which makes the entire set garbage. What's the deal with this?? How can anyone expect to make reliable backups when this happens??

 

 

 

 

ok,

 

got this after a day:

 

Thank you for contacting Roxio Technical Support

 

Unfortunatly there is no way to start midway through a burn. I recommend to use very low speeds if you choose to span data, and we recommend creating single disc projects.

 

If the information provided does not resolve your issue simply update your webticket with a detailed explanation with the steps you have tried and any error messages you receive.

 

Regards,

 

Roxio Technical Support

http://www.roxio.com/enu/support

 

well, so I have to stick with Toast or is there any other program that can burn better than Toast? Anyone suggest any good program? (where is my guy who is voting to boycott Toast?)

 

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There would be a very simple solution - at least when the "don't split single files" option is turned on.

 

Why not just adding a command that creates a set of .disc files out of the existing one. You have sample.disc that needs to be spanned over 3 DVDs, and Toast exports 3 files sample_1.disc, sample_2.disc and sample_3.disc.

 

Then you can burn them invidually whenever you want - and you could even manually make some adjustments to the content.

 

Of course this won't work with split files, but I hate this anyway - and the ability to simply arrange huge numbers of files would be a life saver.

 

I'd love to do this in AppleScript myself, but Toast doesn't understand enough commands in order to really do this.

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These are some good suggestions. I'll pass on the disc spanning recommendations to development.

 

In response to the problems, there are several things that may cause a disc to be rejected, including problems with the media and other hardware related issues. What types of media are you using?

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The problem for me isn't that the media is failing; I don't care about a few failed discs. It's that the software won't allow me to insert a new fresh disc and then continue, like it says it's supposed to. There are times it works, and times it doesn't. Just yesterday, with this backup set that contained 19 discs, disc #5 failed, and then after it asked to insert a new one, continued on to burn. It got to disc 15, it failed again, and then after asking for a new disc, refused to continue when a new disc was inserted. All I could do was cancel and thus wasting 15 perfectly good DVD's. So, this sounds like a ridiculous bug to me, and nothing to do with good suggestions for changes.

 

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These are some good suggestions. I'll pass on the disc spanning recommendations to development.

 

In response to the problems, there are several things that may cause a disc to be rejected, including problems with the media and other hardware related issues. What types of media are you using?

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