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backing up P2 content to BD

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I have tried twice to archive some P2 footage from a hard drive. I just dragged and dropped the folder containing the "Content Folder" and its entire hierarchy onto Toast 10.06. It starts fine but about part way in it seems to lock up, requiring a force quit and ruining the disc. I'm using a Lacie BD burner connected through USB 2. port with a dual layer BluRay 50Mb by Verbatim. They are too expensive to waste anymore. Does anyone have a solution. By the way I have authored Blu-ray movies with this same set up with no problem, using single layer discs. I'm not sure if it's Toast, the drive, or the media causing the problem.

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All I can think of here are general trouble shooting steps:

 

Verify that the version of Toast is current and that you Mac OS X is current.

 

Run Apple Disk Utility's "Verify" on the drive containing the source data and repair if necessary.

 

Try setting Toast to a slower burn speed.

 

Try a different brand of media.

 

Try copying your source to another drive and burn from there.

 

Minimize any tasks that may be running the background during the burn.

 

Try burning to DVD-R media, allowing Toast to "span" the discs (or remove P2 files from the Toast window so that you have just enough P2 files to fit on one DVD-R).

 

 

Good luck! It should just work, but of course it's never that simple.

 

 

 

 

-Warren

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I tried a couple of single layer discs and they worked fine for the most part, though one did lock up about 85% through the verify process. So it is the dual layer disc I need to work the bugs out on. I just wanted to get as much info as possible before trying again; they are expensive. When backing up P2, the 50 GB would make it more efficient. I was working on the computer while it was burning in the background, that could be one problem. I wonder if it would work better thru the 1394 port instead of the USB 2 port on my monitor, or better yet a built in Blu Ray recorder. If any one has any insight on these questions or with different media please let me know.

Thanks for the info, BustedFlush

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Warren

 

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