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Will Not Completing A Span Render Disk Set Useless?


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Hi,

 

I have the same problem as many others have had in that whilst spanning Toast crashed. I was making two copies of a ten disk span, so like others do not want to waste the Bluray disks and more importantly the massive amount of time already put in. From reading other posts I see there is no solution from Roxio to begin a span at a specified disk number - please introduce this Roxio! It has taken about ten hours to do this Bluray span! I understand that the suggested solution is to see what had already been copied onto the disks and begin a new span of the remaining files to be copied. My question is by doing this does it affect restoring the original and uncompleted disk set/span?

 

In my example I was on disk 9 (or 17 as I was making two copies), the file on disk 9 was also spanned over 8 and 10. So I would have to start this file over again, but as I wont have the whole disk set would I still be able to restore the other disks from 1 to 7? When you begin the span there is a warning that unless you complete the entire span the disk set is useless. FYI, I selected avoid splitting where possible.

 

Any light shed is appreciated!

 

Cheers

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I'm not really sure. However, when you insert one of the originally spanned discs and open Roxio Restore you should see what is on the discs burned to that point and not what hasn't yet been burned. So that installment of Roxio Restore (or the one from the previous disc) should be good for accessing what was in the set before it was aborted. Also, you can use DiskCatalogMaker RE that is bundled with Toast to create a catalog of what is on each of the burned discs from any set. Use this to find out where any files or folders were burned so they can be restored.

 

I, too, am hopeful there can be a way to append to sets in the future. Some users want to stop a sessions and complete it later so it isn't just an issue of when a session fails to be completed.

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I'm not really sure. However, when you insert one of the originally spanned discs and open Roxio Restore you should see what is on the discs burned to that point and not what hasn't yet been burned. So that installment of Roxio Restore (or the one from the previous disc) should be good for accessing what was in the set before it was aborted. Also, you can use DiskCatalogMaker RE that is bundled with Toast to create a catalog of what is on each of the burned discs from any set. Use this to find out where any files or folders were burned so they can be restored.

 

I, too, am hopeful there can be a way to append to sets in the future. Some users want to stop a sessions and complete it later so it isn't just an issue of when a session fails to be completed.

 

Thanks for your response. I guess the main problem is with some of the files that had to be split over more than one disk and whether they could be restored or not?

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Thanks for your response. I guess the main problem is with some of the files that had to be split over more than one disk and whether they could be restored or not?

Files that are split over the completed discs will be okay but any that are split to the disc that wasn't completed need to be entirely in the new set.

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