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Is anyone using this successfully to burn backups across multiple dvds? I want to know if it works as advertised in this article. http://mymoments.roxio.com/enu/articles/mac/backup,burning_&_copy/2009/01/backing_up_your_data_with_toast_10_titanium.html

 

This would be my only reason to buy Toast 10. I need to do incremental versioned backups to dvd-dl disks. Does it work like one would expect where you can start a backup catalog, burn to discs, spanning as needed and then continually add on to the backup set? This is how it is supposed to operate but I have learned through experience with both Roxio and EMC that things do not work as advertised.

 

Also, is this working with the stock superdrive shipping in the current Mac Pros? There are often device compatibility issues too which I want to make sure is not the case here since I will be buying only for this functionality.

 

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I haven't used this but I just did some looking into how it works. Get Backup 2 RE can split archives for burning by Toast across multiple discs in a couple ways. One is you can instruct Get Backup to split an archive into multiple volumes of a specific maximum size and the other is to let Toast use its disc spanning feature to burn a single archive across multiple discs.

 

As for compatibility with the stock superdrive, the only concern is the drive's support for the specific DL discs you use. My sense is that Verbatim DVD+R DL discs are the only ones that burn reliably with Apple's drives. Given the importance of these backups to you I recommend getting a LaCie Firewire drive.

 

If you buy Toast as a download from Roxio they have a 30-day refund policy if you are not satisfied.

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Thank you for the reply. I've read all the online info. I was really looking for someone who's actually used these products in this manner to make sure they work as advertised.

 

I've had too many experiences especially with Roxio to the contrary.

 

re: disks - I've been using Verbatim DVD-DL for years with very few problems. This is for professional use so the cost of media is not an issue. I've been lucky most of the time to find them on sale anyway.

 

Thanks again.

 

 

 

 

 

BTW - I have over 70gb of data to backup on discs. I don't have time to test a free trial, burn through all those discs and find out it's not working.

 

I wish they would just fix retrospect so I wouldn't have these problems.

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Thank you for the reply. I've read all the online info. I was really looking for someone who's actually used these products in this manner to make sure they work as advertised.

 

I've had too many experiences especially with Roxio to the contrary.

 

re: disks - I've been using Verbatim DVD-DL for years with very few problems. This is for professional use so the cost of media is not an issue. I've been lucky most of the time to find them on sale anyway.

 

Thanks again.

 

 

 

 

 

BTW - I have over 70gb of data to backup on discs. I don't have time to test a free trial, burn through all those discs and find out it's not working.

 

I wish they would just fix retrospect so I wouldn't have these problems.

I understand you're looking for someone with actual experience. You might check the user reports for Get Backup at MacUpdate.com and Versiontracker.com. Although those comments would be for the regular version of Get Backup the only difference from it and the RE version is that the regular version offers encryption and doesn't need Toast to burn discs. I was going to suggest Retrospect because I used it years ago. It had the advantage of burning incrementally to DVD discs rather than having to start with a new DVD for each new incremental backup. Apparently it isn't working on your Mac.

 

Another option is Apple's Backup application that is free with a MobileMe account. The newest version of Backup supports backing up to one or more CDs and DVDs. Here is the link to Apple's discussion group for its Backup application.

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I understand you're looking for someone with actual experience. You might check the user reports for Get Backup at MacUpdate.com and Versiontracker.com. Although those comments would be for the regular version of Get Backup the only difference from it and the RE version is that the regular version offers encryption and doesn't need Toast to burn discs. I was going to suggest Retrospect because I used it years ago. It had the advantage of burning incrementally to DVD discs rather than having to start with a new DVD for each new incremental backup. Apparently it isn't working on your Mac.

 

Another option is Apple's Backup application that is free with a MobileMe account. The newest version of Backup supports backing up to one or more CDs and DVDs. Here is the link to Apple's discussion group for its Backup application.

 

Thanks again for the info. It looks like Backup will only let you backup files in your home folder which won't work for my situation.

 

I'll keep looking.

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